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Can Tucson's Disgraced School Board Be Saved? Interview With Betts Putnam Hildalgo

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

Few school districts in the country have received the level of national attention like Tucson's Unified School District over the past two years. Not the kind of national attention, though, sought by educators and school boards.

Wealth of Intelligence Can Lead to the Wealth of a Nation

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Ronnie Cameron

We need to refocus our attention on school and its importance. We have to create a culture where education is of utmost significance and that it is the key to economic freedom and success in this country.

Economy and Jobs Are Teens' Top Concerns This Election

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

Although they can't cast their ballots in this year's presidential election, teens ages 14-17 are paying attention to what the candidates are saying -- and aren't saying. A new national survey finds the presidential election is top-of-mind for today's youth, and domestic issues top their list of concerns.

Joy Resmovits

Michelle Rhee's Group Wades Into Michigan Union Fight | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Michelle Rhee is jumping into another union battle -- this time in Michigan. As Washington, D.C. schools chief, Rhee sparred with American Federati...

Blended Learning Is Our Key to the Future

Claudette Gagnon | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Claudette Gagnon

How can we comfortably demand even more of our teaching corps if we refuse to systematically provide them with the tools necessary to succeed?

Lesson From Chicago: We Need Resources and Accountability to Avoid a Two-Tiered Education System

Amy B. Dean | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Amy B. Dean

If we're serious about fixing the long-term problems in the schools, we should take a careful look at each of these, determining how they should shape the roles of all players in the system -- be they administrators, teachers, parents, or politicians.

8 Years From Today: When the Uneducated Become the Unemployed

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

The jobs crisis is an education crisis and if not dealt with will create dire circumstances for America. With fewer people employed, the government will be put in a position to provide more social services with a dwindling revenue base to collect from.

Voice. Leadership. Community.

Amanda Fernandez | Posted 12.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Amanda Fernandez

I often talk about educational inequality in our country and the fact that Latinos now have the highest poverty rates in the nation and the lowest educational attainment. What I don't often talk about are those of us who have made it, that small percentage of us who beat the odds

Back to the Dark Ages for Preschool: The Crippling Consequences of a Disappearing Data Source

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Despite a growing chorus of champions for better early education for America's children -- from military leaders to Ben Bernanke to an official from the Reagan Administration -- a piece of our country's early education infrastructure is about to fall away.

How to Honor the Art (and Science) of Teaching

Sam Chaltain | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

The challenge is to find the balance between the elusive but evergreen art of teaching, and the emerging but illustrative science of the brain. We can do both. And we can start today.

Pakistani Students Continue to Stand Up for Education: We Must Stand With Them

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

As UN Special Envoy for Global Education, I believe we must collectively realize a world where all children can go to school and learn. A world where school is a safe place and where no one is threatened for wanting an education.

'Disciplined' Adults Key to Kids' Success

Jeff Edmondson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Jeff Edmondson

The work of building civic infrastructure asks them to move from talking about investing together to actually building public/private partnerships that focus every dollar possible on what the data demonstrates works for kids.

The Instructor's Side of the Reading Covenant

Matthew McCluskey | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Matthew McCluskey

When we make sound pedagogical choices on reading, we can dramatically enhance students' abilities to work with all kinds of challenging texts. When we struggle, classrooms can become frustrating, unchallenging, or disorienting places.

Pure Food, Pure Love

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Happy Food Day! Today we might take a wakeful moment to give thanks to Mother Earth for nourishing us and our families over the centuries. It is a great day to consider what we put into our bodies and to take particular notice of the beautiful domino effect of supporting local food systems.

How Quickly Things Fall Off the Cliff

Will Richardson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Will Richardson

What if five years from now, we've moved (or are quickly moving) to a structure of schools that basically offloads almost all rote learning to personalized technology solutions aimed at creating enough mastery in kids to pass some type of examination or quest?

It's About the Future

Jonathan Lash | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Jonathan Lash

U.S. colleges and universities invest a lot of money. We need to think about the future we are investing in.

Workforce Education Should Start in Kindergarten

Sandi Vidal | Posted 12.24.2012 | Small Business
Sandi Vidal

As we interviewed the students, their level of preparedness became apparent. Those who had researched, tailored their materials, and prepared were head and shoulders better in the interview than those who had put less time and thought into it.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Writes Romney A Faux Valentine | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

Just how much does Mitt Romney love teachers? "I love teachers," he said repeatedly during a spirited exchange in Monday night's foreign policy deb...

Why Music Is Important: Education

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Tony Woodcock

Imagine if instead of spending billions of dollars on invasions and bombings, we had used the same resources to fund educational systems, build infrastructure, and provide medical care in the Middle East and beyond.

7 Tips for Parents to Ensure a Safe Halloween for Kids

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

There's a nip in the air and pumpkins are everywhere: In patches, on porches, in stores and in schools. It's hard to ignore the signals that Halloween is fast approaching.

And a Child Shall Lead

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Mitt Romney changes his position every day, and we still have two weeks to go before the election. Maybe it's time for Mitt to steal some solutions from Christian conservative home-schoolers here in the U.S. -- so take our survey and let's figure this out!

America's Obsession With Grammar and What It Means

Elad Nehorai | Posted 12.23.2012 | Books
Elad Nehorai

Ever since the internet has come about, it seems, and especially since the widespread use of Facebook, grammar has suddenly exploded on the scene as a cool new passion.

In Defense of Debt

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Republicans want you to think of the government as an extension of yourself, or as a business. It's bad for you to carry debt. It's bad for your local bank to be indebted.

Finally, a Debate About Education

Randy Turner | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

Who would have guessed that it would take a debate on foreign policy to reveal what Barack Obama and Mitt Romney think about education?

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney: "I Love Teachers" But The Fed Doesn't Hire Them | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Much to the chagrin of moderator Bob Schieffer, Monday night's presidential debate on foreign policy took a decidedly domestic turn. During a conv...