The title of this article may seem silly to those who are not yet the parent of a teenager. Parents of teenagers, however, most likely got a bit of a ...
Given the rise in Internet-related commerce, perhaps never before has the high school-aged human been so valuable to the work force and subsequently had so much opportunity.
Two questions presently dominate the public discourse on education: whether college students should major in the humanities and whether a six-year Brooklyn high school should be the new model for secondary education in the United States.
In my own utterly unscientific random sampling of my generation, I have concluded that high school was pretty much a bust; if not a total disaster, then potentially the most annoying time ever, with angst and insecurity as much of the daily routine as was the cafeteria food served on plastic trays.
Being a principal is like being caught in the middle of a tug of war. One end of the rope is the state and school board. The other end is held by the students/teachers/families in your school.
Schools for Sustainability will establish high schools that teach students how to construct and maintain environmentally sustainable closed-loop systems.
Would I want to put my life at risk again? And would I want others to be in harm's way, knowing that Nixon and his predecessors had lied to us about our role and mission?
When I read Angela's college application essays this week, my heart broke. She revealed information that I never knew about her and her family even though her mother has worked as my cleaning lady for almost 10 years.
In becoming obsessed with the Kennedys, we not only followed their fashion and lifestyle, we learned about government and politics.
Learning content is not enough to provide alignment between high school courses and higher education. Information is not the problem -- it is how to think about the information that counts.
I was scrolling through my phone while I was making breakfast for Little Cuddy's older brother when I saw your tweet. And I don't know if it was the 4 1/2 hours of sleep I got or what but when I read it, I started to cry. In a good way.
At the heart of Peer Group Connection is a simple and compelling premise: caring school cultures can be created by students connecting to students in healthy and supportive ways.
There are one in seven young people ages 16-24 who are not in school nor working. The country is beginning to talk about these 5.8 million young people -- the so-called "disconnected youth." Who are these young people, and how did they end up so off-course? There is no one single answer.
What is needed are interventions that understand the problem of LGBTQ bullying as rooted in cultural values, not in individual "bad" children, and that see schools as sites where traditional genders and heterosexuality are valued, rewarded, and given positions of power and prestige.
Trophies are handed out to our kids just for showing up. Games are played without scores so no one's feelings will be hurt.
It's our responsibility, as mothers, to do everything in our power to make sure we aren't (even unknowingly) raising mean girls.