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White Dads, Black Kids: Living Diversity in an Independent School

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

The following post was originally given as a talk at the annual meeting of Early Steps, "A Voice for Diversity in NYC Independent Schools," May 13, 20...

WeNeedDiverseAnimation# Because BlackLivesMatter#

Ama Yawson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Media
Ama Yawson

How do we eliminate the bias against black skin which seems to be so inextricably linked to issues of discrimination that have a real impact on the progress of African-Americans? Economic investment, legal reform and improvements in education are certainly needed. But, I also believe that positive multicultural media is part of the solution.

Elite Education Is Affordable After All! (Just Not for Americans)

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Under the banner of globalism or multiculturalism, American educational institutions are engaged in a tangled and controversial web of international arrangements.

Do Schools Need To Learn a Lesson from... Facebook?

Julie Mencher | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Mencher

It's a brave new world where gender is concerned, but educators can do a world of good in helping some of the most vulnerable youth in their classrooms. They can even take a page out of Facebook's playbook.

The Power of Personalized Learning

Drew Noble Alexander | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Drew Noble Alexander

If we, as educators, place upon our students an expectation to better change the world in which we live, we must start with more thoughtful, engaging, and personalized instruction.

Beyond Borders: What It Means to Be a Global Citizen

Drew Noble Alexander | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Drew Noble Alexander

Now, more than ever, this global generation needs to possess and use the skills necessary to be the environmental stewards of the planet and the international peacekeepers. So, exactly what does it take to be a contributing "global citizen?"

Private Schools and Diversity

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 11.11.2013 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

It is time that diversity is lived, not only by the diverse people themselves, but by all the others in the same way. We need a little more action and a little less conversation. The difference between what our kids see and what they should see, will tell us what to do.

Minding the Gap With Richard Soghoian

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Christopher Atamian

I just finished a fascinating book written by Richard Soghoian called Mind the Gap. Soghoian is the highly respected Headmaster at CGPS, an institution which he more or less single-handedly pulled out of near receivership and returned to its former glory.

Lessons in Education from Sweden

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

If Britain were a bit more like Sweden, said a Tory minister last week, "I, for one, would not object". Well, nor would I. Sweden has one of the smallest gaps between rich and poor in the world.

Schools Exist to Produce People Who are Happy, Empathic, and Effective

Karl Sikkenga | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karl Sikkenga

When members of a school trust each other, and believe in their own power, then the pursuit of happiness becomes suffused into the daily rituals of the community.

Schwarzenegger, Solar Power, and Midland School

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ming Holden

Midland just won California's highest environmental honor, and out of 2009's fifteen recipients it was the only school to have done so.

Are Single Sex Schools Good for Girls?

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Sawyers

It turns out that graduates of all-girls high schools show stronger academic orientations and higher levels of confidence in their math and computer abilities than their coed peers.