When a student is excited about learning, amazing things happen. I've had the joy of witnessing this firsthand with students of all ages -- seeing what happens when we, as adults and educators, give a student a nudge in a new direction.
While the Common Core assessments might well tell us what our kids know, they will likely tell us little or nothing about their ability to use what they know to create things of real quality and value.
President Obama is committed to protecting our veterans at home, just as they have protected us abroad. He has enacted a comprehensive and far-reaching package of reforms to protect military families and ensure they get the treatment, support and honor they deserve.
What's most important is that students have the support they need to master topics at their own pace, and precious classroom time is used to promote interactive, creative, and engaging shared experiences.
It's possible our tone may be misinterpreted as overly stern by some readers and for that we apologize. We're simply making a statement of purpose. This letter is not meant as a threat. It's a teachable moment.
I think that while all kids should of course have access to education which teaches them to read and to write, I also believe that what creates opportunity is that ability to think critically about a subject.
The Chronicle is allowing its advertiser to determine the composition of an event that the Chronicle is presenting as a program of its own. It's renting out its reputation. This Chronicle event is like an event on "Guarding The Henhouse," sponsored by The Fox.
In a tough economy where painful education cuts are the norm, it is more important than ever to create an affordable -- and in this case fun -- engine for teaching skills to our children. Why does this work so well?
Taoists perceive nature differently than many. It is the nature of mathematics that one is given the choice to see the world as discrete units (algebra), or continuous motion (calculus). It is the same with strategy.
As a former participant in one of these trips, I can attest that I had an amazing time, and it taught me a lot. But as a skeptical thinker, I couldn't help but wonder how much "help" we were actually doing.
Over eighty meetings with teachers and school leaders in a two-week cross-country blitz-- not bad work for a team of twelve Teaching Ambassador Fellows (TAFs) working for a year with the U.S. Department of Education.
For-profit higher education could help our people and our economy -- if the federal financial aid system were structured so that schools earned higher profits by actually helping students, not by ripping them off.