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.
We were dealing with Aeschylus's view of how one might reconcile the goodness of God with the fact that so many good people suffer, as do children and infants, and yet so many bad people prosper.
The stark problem of inequality was a major theme in my global discussions this month. Inequality (gender and economic) causes huge gaps in who can get a good education, but it also creates gaps in who are unable to use their education for employment.
Every day, Americans wake up to frightening headlines from all across the globe. Warring factions of terrorist groups, especially in the Middle East and Africa, show no signs of desiring peace, and the threat of nuclear attack is ever present.
As an officer of the law, this detective took an oath which he not only violated but soiled the very intention behind having school resource officers in the first place.
There are no do-overs or reboots, and our primary job as parents is to lay a solid foundation for our children's future. I want more for my son. I expect more of my son -- and so should his school. My kids are not an experiment for a foundering system.
The narrative of 'Work Hard, Get Smart' and 'No Excuses' demands individual hero sacrifice. This kind of oversimplified idealism encouraged dehumanizing behaviors among many TFA corps members and negatively impacted their well-being as people and as teachers.