While the overall percentage of U.S. students who attend online schools is small, in some states -- like California, where CAVA teachers are organizing to serve students and families, not corporations -- online education has become yet another path towards the privatization of public education.
Elementary school has fallen and shattered over our ten-year-old's mind. It has suffocated his love for learning, piled over his kindness and trust, and eroded his childhood. Today, five years after he started kindergarten, my son, my husband and I crawl about, attempting to gather and paste the pieces of school together.
At the IB Heads World Conference in The Hague, I talked to Peter Senge, the renowned expert on systems, business management and learning, and senior lecturer at MIT.
Eli Neal I'm a debater. Of course, when I make that claim, you probably have a few preconceptions. Conversely, you may be wanting a f...
Acquiring a deeper understanding for why a student is misbehaving or "acting out" allows trauma informed educators to start a conversation with the student: What are some of the underlying factors from the student's past or outside of school that influence their behavior and the choices they make?
As we shine a spotlight on innovative approaches, let's be careful not to inadvertently replace the current set of mandates and one-size-fits-all approach to classroom instruction with an updated "newer" fixed design.
I was privileged to witness an event in which five more programs funded by the Investing in Innovation (i3) program presented their methods and findings on Capitol Hill. Our government might have used this as an opportunity to remove some of the walls that impede progress in education.
Critics claim, with ample evidence, that a combination of self-selection for admission, high suspension rates and high expulsion rates distill the Success student body to those who are more likely to do well on tests and thereby burnish their reputation.
Sanoma Learning is fast replacing the traditional textbook model by developing innovative, captivating media in multiple platforms that can be individualized to meet the demands of specific educational systems.
I had a teacher in high school who handed me a broom and in doing so, inspired me to harness my intelligence to service my passion. She was a dedicated high school Theater Arts teacher, and she saved my life.
In the world of the standardized classroom, regulated by strict adherence to the standardized curriculum and enforced by the standardized test, teachers are on a "routinized and structured" Rotational tour where "talent can be swapped in and out relatively seamlessly."
If we can bring best-in-class leadership and management practices to education, we can create schools and school systems where our nation's most talented, diverse professionals clamor to work now and for decades to come.
Downtown Newark is only 12 miles from lower Manhattan, but there are days when the distance seems much greater. While New York grapples with gentrification and globalization, Newark struggles -- with some signs of success -- to revive its economy.
The national news is not good. The dip in math, along with the flattening in reading and math scores since 2009, certainly does not help the economic and social mobility of those students. Nor does it come close to satisfying the economy's thirst for workers with higher-order thinking skills.
There are terrible charters, to be sure, but there are also those that are winning people over. So I wasn't surprised that there was a strong show of force of families marching under the charter banner.
The argument that teachers spend too much time "teaching to the test" misses the crucial point: When curriculum and instruction are aligned with high-quality tests, as they often are in Advanced Placement classes, classroom work will prepare students for success.