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Why I Celebrated National Grammar Day and Why You Should Have, Too!

Lee Kolbert | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Lee Kolbert

National Grammar Day was Monday, March 4, 2013. It is a day to write well, speak well, and help others do the same. It is a day to put aside our annoyances and pet peeves, and declare our appreciation for the effective use of our language.

Helping Our Girls Rise

Amy Cooper | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Amy Cooper

My husband and I are constantly struggling to get our children to realize how lucky they are to be living in the U.S. Prior to moving here, we spent five years living in China and traveling Asia, where we saw extreme poverty and witnessed many of the issues that children in developing countries face.

We Owe Our Kids Universal Preschool

Jonah Edelman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Jonah Edelman

We know pre-school works, so let's stop talking and start building a system where all children have access to excellent early childhood education. As any well-educated four year old could tell us, not doing so would be ridiculous.

March 1st Has Come and Gone - Now What?

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

Wwhile much of the pain may not be immediate, the sequester will soon take a horrible toll on all of us. To me it's just another reminder that the rich get richer while the rest of us just get screwed.

Charter Schools? Why, Exactly?

Rob Furman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Rob Furman

There has been constant debate surrounding charter schools. I have a very simple question that I want to explore: What's the point?

Gender Equality Pays Off in Brazil

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil's success in reducing poverty and income inequality has been widely reported in recent years. What is less known is that there has also been progress in lessening gender inequality in the past two decades.

Are Lebanese J-schools graduating functional illiterates?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.07.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

This is a summary of a commentary that appeared in the third issue of Middle East Media Educator. I'm disheartened, but not surprised, by comments f...

The End Of The Chicano Generation?

Fronteras Desk | Adrian Florido | Posted 03.07.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO — On the campus of San Diego State University recently, Sandy Chavez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, said, without hesitation, that s...

Student Claims Teacher Forced Her To Have Sex, Give Lap Dances To Classmates

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.07.2013 | Weird News

Michael White is a teacher at Perry Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh, but what students are accusing him of doing is by no means traditional. A fo...

Chicago Public Schools Thinks 40 Students in a Class Is OK

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 05.06.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Illinois State Superintendent of Education Chris Koch wants to repeal class size limits for special education students. This policy change runs counter to the prevailing research that shows class size truly does matter.

Extending Beyond Natural Boundaries Can Lead to Boundless Opportunities

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 03.06.2013 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

Were these turbulent pieces of geography a foreboding of my visit? Having grown-up in the post-Korean War period, my generation was filled with stories of the "communist hordes" that fought the GIs in Korea. What was I to meet?

Stop Watching So Many TEDTalks

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

Is there nothing significant outside our formal education that requires more than 15 minutes or 1,500 words to make its point?

In the Developing World, Books Are Not Dead

John J. Wood | Posted 05.06.2013 | TED Weekends
John J. Wood

2013-02-27-tedprizepullFrom someone who has worked in the developing world for over a decade, it is hard to comprehend a world where traditional classrooms and libraries are no longer necessary. We need more of them, not fewer.

The Future of Learning Is Hard to Predict

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 05.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Maria Voles Ferguson

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDr. Mitra talks fondly about the network of British "grannies" he has enlisted to teach children online and offer encouragement, but what about all the other issues that so often compromise a child's ability to learn and grow?

World Read Aloud Day: Building a Worldwide Literacy Community

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

When you read aloud today, you are standing up for every person's fundamental right to read. And while today many thousands of people join us in this advocacy, the change we create will happen because we are linking our voices together with many small moments.

The Rise Of Tablets As Textbooks

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well before the cleanup from Superstorm Sandy was in full swing, students could read about the weather system that slammed the Eas...

The Single-arity: Rise of the Solo Citizen

Faith Popcorn | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Faith Popcorn

As marriage equality has evolved over the last year we have become wildly aware of one overlooked group: The Single. It's official. The nuclear family has had a meltdown.

WATCH: My Talk with Zack Kopplin on Creationism in Classrooms

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Bill Moyers

From the time he was a high school senior in his home state of Louisiana, anti-creationism activist Zack Kopplin has been speaking, debating, cornerin...

Technology and Schools: 10 High-Tech Lessons Every Teacher Should Know

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

It's important for teachers to consider how kids' seemingly constant use of technology when outside the classroom impacts both their everyday lives and educational development.

Obama Preschool Proposal Focuses on States, Not the Feds, Providing Pre-K

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Lisa Guernsey

The Obama Administration continues to spotlight the President's preschool proposal, stressing that the plan is for the federal government to help support state-funded programs, not create a new federal program.

Reflections on Appropriate Educational Practices for Young Children

Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant

A child learns as a "whole" person. He constructs intellectual, physical, social, and emotional understandings as he interacts with the world.

The Night That We Were Shocked... That We Were Shocked by CPS

Dave Stieber | Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Our skin has become thicker. From Chicago. Thicker from the winters. Thicker from the corruption The lies and double speak. From sacrifices demanded by our city.

How Much Academic Education Does Your Young Child Need?

Diana Grycan | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

When I evaluate 5-year-olds to see if they are ready for kindergarten, I am often asked just how much formal academics is necessary for young children

Perchance to Dream: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators

Larry Bock | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Larry Bock

If we are to inspire the next generation of high-tech innovators, we must teach them not to be afraid to dream -- to dream as big as the world around them, and to "play" with and nurture their ideas. Such are the things that inspire technological breakthroughs.

TED Prize Winner Offers Audacious Vision for Re-inventing Education

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 05.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Lydia Dobyns

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDo teachers view themselves as learners? Do they experience their school as a vibrant learning organization? Frankly, this is another test many schools and school leaders fail.