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Illinois' School System Is Among Top 10 in the Nation

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.04.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

New study shows that Illinois schools systems rank among the nation's best. According to a new WalletHub study, the list of the top 10 states with the best public school systems includes Illinois.

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School –- Part 14

Frank Breslin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

The Greek view of the ethical life is an interesting contrast to that of the Bible's. A different tone and mood pervade these aphorisms than what one finds in the Old and New Testaments. More significantly, the motivation for leading an ethical life is worlds apart from that of biblical morality.

America's Homeless Children - Unseen, but Counted

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Our education system focuses on many essential factors intended to create a platform for success for our children. But far too often we overlook the u...

The Gorilla Speaks: It's Time to Change the Conversation About Public Education

Nancy Letts | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Nancy Letts

Instead of pitting public schools against charters and vouchers, we've all got to take an unvarnished look at the gorilla in the room: poverty.

YES Says Glamour Sells... Even An Education

Eric Eisner | Posted 04.11.2013 | Impact
Eric Eisner

There is much debate about education reform in public schools. Discussions range from cost analyses, to teacher tenure and on-line services; in short, issues that address the "system." But I have a different thought about education and "systems."

Charter School Transcends Demographics and Resurrects Health

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.

For a Better Society, Teach Philosophy in High Schools

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Why philosophy? Because the study of philosophy, the "love of wisdom," creates and nurtures thoughtful minds, minds that can -- as Aristotle suggests -- entertain a thought without accepting it.

Who Is Sabotaging Our Schools?

Larry Strauss | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I remember when I thought that students were the great impediment to learning. But I don't believe that anymore. I've seen too many students overcome all those things.

Ask Obama, Romney How To Help Every Kid Complete High School

Tony Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 11.01.2012 | Education
Tony Smith, Ph.D.

I'd like to ask President Obama and Mitt Romney a question about education on one of their nationally televised debates: How would you make sure that every young person graduates from high school, ready for college and career?

Empathy for a Teacher

Sam Chaltain | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Teaching is the most difficult, most rewarding job out there. Yet we tolerate or participate in conversations about school reform that paint teachers into a two-dimensional corner.

The Business as Usual Betrayal of Teachers and Students

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

We are not amused by a school district that has squandered billions of dollars over the years. We are not amused by the education testing industry that keeps sucking dollars out of our schools and leaving us with less and less.

How The Recession Changed School Funding

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

The recession shifted the former balance in education funding, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau. For the first ti...

Turning Around Our Schools: All You Need Is Love

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Most education starts out with questions about how much you know. Our program starts out with questions about what you stand for and your life purpose.

Caught in the Middle

Eddie N. Fakhoury | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Eddie N. Fakhoury

A small boost for a district that finds itself caught in the middle means protecting it from falling to the high-need end of the scale where investment will be more costly and return on investment will take more time.

No Public Education, No Democracy

Simone Harris | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
Simone Harris

Vultures and their corporations are poised to supply the artificial heart of learning to a wounded public school system they fully intend to finish off. But they won't succeed because our communities are going to fight for our beloved schools.

Rex Sinquefield Apologizes For Comment Linking Schools With KKK

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

After sparking controversy by quoting a former judge who stated the Klu Klux Klan designed the American public school system to hurt African-Americans...

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Grassroots Teachers Organization Calls For Reform | Jordan Howard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was swept into office amid calls for change in the country on issues ranging from the economy to education. Almos...

The Night the Lights Went Out on Friday

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

In two years or less my school district will not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and this in turn will begin the process that honest school reformers want -- the closing of my community's public-school system.

Why do the Education Reformers Ignore Finland's Best Practices?

Sharon Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sharon Higgins

Best practices should be emulated, but this is not happening in the current U.S. public education reform scheme of things.

Social Media for Social Good

Cynthia Harnisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cynthia Harnisch

The future of Los Angeles depends on helping all of our children reach their human potential, especially those who are most at risk, by providing access to the arts and the endless possibilities they offer.

Are Public Schools in Crisis or are Communities?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Romal J. Tune

We shouldn't be so quick to close schools when we hear that they're failing, rather we should be asking what we can do to help a community to address deeper problems that impact the classroom.

Southern Public School Students Are Predominantly Poor And Minorities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Southern public schools are the first in the country to have both a poor and minority student majority, The New York Times reported Thursday. A repo...

The Extremism of Bobby Jindal

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

In spite of evolution's unprecedented success in explaining the living world, creationism has crept into the mainstream of American thought and into public school curricula in several states.