I loved learning, was a good student, and had the privilege (and I mean privilege) of a great education. But it was what I learned after my formal education that made me the person I am today.
There is anger brewing in this heartland community of Cortland, New York over unfair new teacher tests.
Politicians repeat deceptive talking points about broken schools while ignoring the elephant of poverty and racism in the room. So-called educational reform has been an failure and even Estee Lauder herself couldn't make this a pretty picture.
How about we spend time focusing on arming students -- and their parents -- with tools to be successful and competitive; in lieu of determining the worth and ability of that kid, based on current struggles
Although we have to wait for the specifics of the President's plan, I am concerned that the idea of paying for performance will ultimately focus on tying financial aid to metrics such as graduation rates, graduates' earnings, advanced degrees attained and other measures that will comprise yet another ranking system.
President Obama has been vocal about his belief that a publicly-funded universal preschool initiative is necessary to give American children an academ...
Much of my work during the past decade has involved helping parents better understand the problems of unfettered media and technology access to their kids.
A visual of a triangle came to mind. At the center of that triangle is the student, at the top is the family and at either tip are the schools and the community. Those are the pivotal points at which we need to make the educational connection.
Two schools, two ideologies, a relatively common mission co-locating within the same building. Co-locating, co-existing, though not cooperating. Not even throwing their lunch trash in the same bins within the same room. One entity will certainly survive with its identity intact.
Last November, Aaron Lewis followed up Town Line with his first full length Country album, The Road.
In September, California became the seventh state to adopt a new brand set of K-12 science outlines, dubbed Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS...
As a country we have looked to education as a road to equal opportunity - as a path to gaining knowledge, developing skills and learning behaviors that prepare children to do well as students, workers and citizens throughout their life.
As education advocates, we know the promise of America is represented by all school children -- not just those with the highest grades or most obvious passion for learning.
Kids are taught from infancy that every person is special - that each child has his or her own talents and strengths to bring the world. Yet K-12 educ...
The idea was simple - alumni, students, Californians and anyone passionate about education would make a promise and rally their social networks to contribute money towards their fundraising goal.
It turns out students in Los Angeles really are smarter than school board members and two of Americans largest and most powerful corporations.