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Democrats Form Congressional Caucus To Support Public Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

Members of Congress have formed a new caucus to support the goals of public education under Donald Trump’s presidency. Although the caucus has been ...

Teachers Union President: Betsy DeVos 'Has Tried To Take The Public Out Of Public Education'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers union, on Monday excoriated President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary...

New York Governor Unveils Plan To Help Lower Income Students Afford College

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.04.2017 | Education

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday an innovative plan to provide free tuition at public colleges for any New Yorker whose family earns le...

How Trump's Education Department Could Actually Help Some Muslim Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics

When it comes to religious education, President-elect Donald Trump could be a boon not only for the groups that cheered on his campaign, like evangeli...

After Obama. White Privilege Or White Responsibility At Private Schools

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 12.16.2016 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

Our ten-year-old black daughter spent seven of the eight years of Barack Obama's presidency at a private school in Brooklyn, New York. Academically t...

Trump, State Leaders Differ On School Reform

Jack Jennings | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

The 2016 elections are now behind us, but what remains is a divided country. Some people are very happy feeling that their voices finally were heard. ...

Why You Should Be Worried About The Rapid Rise of Private Voucher Schools

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 11.07.2016 | Education
Rep. Mark Pocan

We must reinvest in our public education system, which remains a cornerstone of our democratic society as a priority, not an opportunity to divert funds to unproven schemes.

Voting with their feet: a policy discussion with an INGO on private schools in developing countries.

Susannah Hares | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
Susannah Hares

INGOs like this one with clear principles based on equity, access and quality, blended with hard-nosed pragmatism, could play a transformative role in fragile and struggling education systems. An approach to the private sector driven by outcomes not ideology, rooted in the principle that the government is the duty bearer of education, could help refocus national and global debates on how we collectively ensure that every child has access to a quality education.

A Debate On Public Versus Private Schools

Dan Butin | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
Dan Butin

Schooling can thus be viewed as both a mirror and a prism by which we understand and interpret our most basic and critical values.

Pearson Targets India to Profit from the Poor

Alan Singer | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

With its North American textbook and testing market shrinking, with profits and stock prices in decline, and with its African and Philippine ventures ...

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

Application Essays -- the Important First Introduction!

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

A good application essay should be concise, personal and memorable. The following tips will ensure that you will compose a great essay.

Oklahoma Public Education Under Attack: The ALEC, CRPE, Legislative Connection

Kim A. Harris, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Kim A. Harris, Ph.D.

Ellen Sweatt/Photo Today Oklahoma education is under attack. I am angry, and I think you will be angry too. Truthfully, I don't know if Oklahoma...

Making the Personal Educational

Maria Di Scala | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Maria Di Scala

It hit me at 17 -- even though I had always viewed my actions as opportunities to dismantle stereotypes, and open eyes and doors for women. But at 17, I realized that we couldn't fight individually: a systematic push was needed.

The Barbarity of History in Fourth Grade

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 03.11.2016 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

In the curriculum was of course talk about slaves and Native Americans, but I don't think the kids were taught that the plight of the victims was the dark reverse of the white American colonial experience and that the origins of some kids in their class were rooted in that barbaric counterpart.

Do school vouchers improve results? It depends on what we ask

The Conversation US | Posted 03.02.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

Joshua Cowen, Michigan State University Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes? Lower Columbia College (LCC), CC BY-NC-ND A s...

Mumbai Diaries: A Love Story

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 01.12.2017 | Education
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

It took us traveling halfway around the world to understand how the United States, and especially New York City, is a true pioneer in education, both ...

What's So Threatening About Private Schools?

Patrick Beretta | Posted 12.15.2016 | Education
Patrick Beretta

For a brief period of time, I taught in Ireland in the public system. Since those days, I have developed an admiration for teachers, the difficulty of their task, their significant contribution to the personal development of their students and their impressive commitment. Education is a very meaningful, complex and challenging profession.

Yes, 'Virtual' Charter Schools Exist-and They're Growing

Donald Cohen | Posted 11.09.2016 | Education
Donald Cohen

While the overall percentage of U.S. students who attend online schools is small, in some states -- like California, where CAVA teachers are organizing to serve students and families, not corporations -- online education has become yet another path towards the privatization of public education.

This Is Why I Send My Son To Private School

Michelle Maltais | Posted 10.28.2016 | Parents
Michelle Maltais

There are no do-overs or reboots, and our primary job as parents is to lay a solid foundation for our children's future. I want more for my son. I expect more of my son -- and so should his school. My kids are not an experiment for a foundering system.

Mental Health Crisis -- Even Privileged Children Can't Escape

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Something is obviously going badly wrong for young people, even among some of the most privileged students in the world, and schools are scrambling to put programs in place to help them. But could these programs actually be making things worse?

How NOT To Get Your Child Into A School?

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 10.06.2016 | Education
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

The Fall brings about cooler weather, change of leaves, and for many families, the opportunity to tour other schools for their children, either for their first experience or for the many who are thinking about changing schools. Here are some ways to make sure your family WILL NOT get into their coveted school!

4 Back-to-School Identity Theft Tips to Keep Kids Safe | Posted 08.28.2016 | Parents

Summer is drawing to a close, which means children across the country will be lacing up new sneakers and sitting down in new desks for the start of another school year. Parents have enough to worry about when sending their young ones out into the world without them, but how much does the average parent know about protecting their child's identity?

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.