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The Global Search for Education: The City of Jerome Bruner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.26.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"These schools and this community became staked more than fifty years ago on the idea that education is the highest investment for the present and for...

Around the World in 30 Days: November 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.30.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report Americans chose to elect a billionaire businessman, an outsider with no government experience, over Hillary C...

Around The World In 30 Days: October 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report What can we learn from the best teaching and learning practices of mathematics around the world? Who was the ...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Fadel

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We need to re-examine college entrance requirements (and their tests).  They hold change hostage to antiquated and incomplete requirements.  Massiv...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Ravitch

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.05.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In my view, historians will look on this era as a period of failed mandates, of willful and ignorant attacks on public education and the education pr...

Around the World in 30 Days: September 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report Why does character education matter? And why do so many believe its role in schools is more important than ev...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I will use my office as a 'bully pulpit': to describe what should happen in our educational systems; to call attention to positive as well as negativ...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Weingarten

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"If we could turn back the clock, we would like to have seen a greater emphasis on our biggest challenges--funding inequity, segregation, the effects ...

Around the World in 30 Days: August 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report What would you do if you were US Education Secretary? What Curriculum makes education relevant in a 21st Cent...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Fisher

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Amidst debates about college access and affordability, we think the question of employer needs should sit at the core of higher education conversatio...

Around the World in 30 Days: July 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report As the United States prepares to elect a new President this November, putting every student on a path towards...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Hargreaves

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.24.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"What the US now needs is a learning Secretary who promotes challenging and joyful learning for all students, uplifting and impactful learning for edu...

Around the World in 30 Days - June 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world, and for those of us passionate about the role of ...

The Global Search for Education: Remembering Jerome Bruner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I have a kaleidoscope of memories of Jerry," writes Howard Gardner, "sitting with a group of students and colleagues, raising questions in a broader...

Around the World in 30 Days - April 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report In the profit-above-all-world of digitization and automation, ethics and the nature of professionalism seem t...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - On Becoming a Consummate Professional - Part 3

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In speaking of the achievement of excellence as workers and citizens, we refer to the three E's: Excellence, Engagement, and Ethics." -- Howard Gardn...

Assessing Our Children to Death

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.16.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Imagine a world where a poem was judged by the number of characters per line or the font in which it was published, or a violin concerto reviewed in terms of its precise conformance to metronomic beats or the posture of the violinist. This is what we are doing to education: Trying to measure beauty with a ruler.

The Global Search for Education: Planet Earth needs a new 'Billionaires' List

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What if we defined Billionaires as entrepreneurs helping to solve earth's most pressing challenges? What if we disrupted Forbes Magazine criteria f...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - Is Education a Profession? - Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.11.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We should try to raise consciousness about a teaching corps that is highly professionalized." --  Howard Gardner In the profit-above-all-world o...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - Do they Exist? - Part 1

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.04.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I see the range of professions, both in the United States and abroad, as under severe strain, because of both internal and external forces."  -- Ho...

Christina Cantlin Is Grounded...For Now

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Johnathan Lee Iverson

"I'm still accepting my new life," says Christina Cantlin with an easy smile. It is an experience I know of all too well. During my hiatus away from T...

60% of Sub-Saharan Africa's Population Is Under 25!

Trevor Waldock | Posted 12.17.2016 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

What do the youth of a continent all have in common? Potential. Not just some vague sort of ideal that we call "potential." There is a story inside of each one of them waiting to be written and it's big and it is hard-wired into their brains to write it.

Freedom to Create

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

Children create naturally, but as we age and take on more responsibilities, we may not feel we have the time for such things. Yet everything in life, including us, exists because of creative energy.

What We Know, What We Do -- A Contradiction

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.17.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

For kids who are intelligent in different ways, who develop more slowly, or who are sensitive or quirky, the educational system has been especially ineffective. Many such folks find their way outside of, or in spite of, school, but the system has always served them poorly.

Let's Sue Harvard and End Illegal Preferences in College Admission

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Steve Nelson

Let's have a lawsuit where all the "different" learners, visionaries, poets, iconoclasts, artists and musicians come together and sue Harvard for giving illegal preference to applicants who brandish their relatively unimportant test scores. That's a lawsuit I'd join.