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Teens Can Be Our Best Innovators

John Deasy | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
John Deasy

Over the course of seven weeks, 160 high school students from throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District created innovative solutions to real societal problems posed by some of the world's greatest thinkers.

Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Jim Luce

In looking back at 2013's most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the U.S.S. Intrepid along the West Side ...

Sports Are Education

Chris Waddell | Posted 03.12.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

It's taken me a long time to figure out that simple is the goal. Maybe now that I know it, I can win at the start by knowing where I want to go.

Aitzaz's Sacrifice Should Not Be in Vain

Gordon Brown | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Gordon Brown

By standing up to a terrorist, this extraordinary boy saved countless lives and should join the ranks of those whose actions define the word courage. This teenager thought his school important enough to defend and he had an instinctive sense that if the militants were allowed to destroy his school, they were taking away something valuable from his community.

Why Knowing How to Code Is a Critical Skill for Today's Students

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Do not forget -- understanding the basics of computer science will aid you in nearly any field, as almost all businesses are emphasizing technology today.

What You Think You Know About the Teen Brain Could Be All Wrong

Daniel Goleman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Daniel Goleman

How teens navigate these years has real consequences for how they live the rest of lives. While there are always risks and downsides, the teen mind has unique positive qualities.

Want to Win the War on Poverty? For the Sake of the Most Vulnerable, Let's Work Together

Jim Wallis | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Both liberals and conservatives could and should support all three crucial ingredients to overcoming poverty with opportunity: work, education, and family. Let's redeem this historic moment of declaring war on poverty by finally doing what it will take to win it -- together.

Joy Resmovits

How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Shortly before Thanksgiving, Arne Duncan made a glib remark about the Common Core that quickly blew up. Speaking before a gathering of state school...

It's Not Revisionist History When It's Actually Accurate

Murali Balaji | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Our understanding of history is constantly changing because of new evidence, and it should never be up to any educational institution or textbook publisher to cherry-pick facts when convenient. Perhaps one of the most controversial issues in world history textbooks is the origins of ancient Indians.

High Test Scores Reflect Shallow Learning Experience for Boston Public School Students

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

What does this kind of assessment tell us about the way we currently assess our students? Ultimately, that it's possible for students to excel on standardized tests, but have very few of the necessary skills to apply the knowledge they've retained

The Moments and People That Shape Us

Eric Sheninger | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Eric Sheninger

However, in a school of close to 2000 learners I felt that I could do more. Due to the influence of my father and a passion to help as many students as possible succeed, I ventured into the world of educational administration in 2004.

The Push for Public School

Laura Barrett | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Laura Barrett

Confusion, ambivalence and anger all seem to accompany many discussions of public education. High stakes testing, positive behavior intervention and s...

The Teaching Deficit

Vashthi Nepaul | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Vashthi Nepaul

The Annual National Assessment (ANA) results have been released. The yearly testing quantifies numeracy and language skills in grades one to six and grade nine and some fewer grades in private schools. This year, seven million children were tested.

If I'm Bored, You Must Be Bored

American Teacher | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
American Teacher

In college they teach you how to write a curriculum but they don't teach you how to manage a class of 32 kids. One of my goals that I work on every day is becoming a good listener.

Our Kids, Our Future

Jane Williams | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

In one of his last interviews before disappearing to write his next book, Robert Putnam spoke with Jane Williams on Bloomberg EDU about the growing gap in social mobility among U.S. children.

The Real Bread and Roses Strike Story Missing From Textbooks

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

The 1912 Bread and Roses Strike in Lawrence, Mass., was one of the most significant struggles in U.S. labor history due to its level of organization and collaboration across ethnic and gender lines. Despite its incredible organization, the pivotal 1912 Bread and Roses Strike is not mentioned at all in 10 out of 12 major U.S. history textbooks.

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will the passion of the animal rights movement soon become part of an international debate at the United Nations and related institutions as "Digital Diplomacy" takes another advance from the virtual?

A Library For All -- Part One

Isabel Sheinman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Isabel Sheinman

Read the text, copy the words, repeat. That was how Jessica was expected to learn. This was the first time she was seeing a picture book with illustrations of her own country and of people from Haiti.

Getting Real About Race on Campus

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 03.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jonathan Jacob Moore

I hope we become more resolute about telling our own stories to one another in our dorms and dining halls rather than relying on forums, diversity reports, academic speakers and the most vocal or verbose amongst our student body to do it for us.

The Common Core In My Classroom: A Teacher's View

Teach Plus | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Catherine Tighe As we leave our morning meeting, my kindergarten students decide which learning center they will go to. Some mumble a quick outl...

Success in Evidence-Based Reform: The Importance of Failure

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

As always, Winston Churchill said it best: "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." There is a similar Japanese...

School Choice Is a Whale-Sized Red Herring

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

The connective tissue of our nation is under assault. Rather than inviting our children into public spaces to learn, we are setting up mechanisms for families to isolate their children in settings that share only their particular view of society.

50 Years and Counting: Continuing Our War Against Poverty

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Our current perception of poverty is just as problematic as our lackluster means for addressing it.

Can Bill de Blasio Implement a Broader, Bolder Approach to New York City Education?

Elaine Weiss | Posted 03.10.2014 | New York
Elaine Weiss

The question now is whether the city will be at the forefront of the growing momentum to advance a more comprehensive, community-led approach to educational improvement?

Breaking Away

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Bess Hanish immigrated into American life from inside the walls of her family's home in California. When we first spoke with Bess, now a law student at Berkeley, she said, "I'm not really doing anything remarkable."