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Your Story, Our Stories: A New Program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Annie Polland | Posted 01.23.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

"Your Story, Our Stories," a new program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, invites New York City students and teachers to explore their own family's origins as part of their immigration units.

Giving Every American Kid a Real Opportunity and Rising Above Achievement Gaps, Cheating, Bullying and School Shootings

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.23.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

For a nation that is increasingly becoming a majority of minorities, this system will not unite it or allow it to become one nation experiencing the power of its founding principles.

Anti-Gay Tennessee School Denies Admission to Child of Gay Parents

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Married couple Brian Copeland and Greg Bullard have been searching for the perfect school to send their young son. Much to the couple's surprise, following a telephone call to the school, they received a letter stating unequivocally that they were not welcome to even meet with the headmaster.

The 15 Stages of Holiday Break Re-Entry

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

1. Set alarm clock for first time in two weeks. 2. Lie awake all night, panicking about everything you swore you'd accomplish over last two weeks.

Triage for the Bullied Child -- Guidelines for Parents

Jodee Blanco | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents
Jodee Blanco

If you're a parent, here are some guidelines on the two types of bullied students, the danger signs of a child in crisis, and how to avoid the most common mistake parents make and perform effective triage.

Young People Must Know Their Own History

Martin J. Blank | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Do our young people know about our own nation's history, particularly how our society has responded to marginalized groups? This question has been coming up consistently for me in recent months.

From Student to Teacher: The Rise of Singapore Education

David Scott Clegg | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
David Scott Clegg

How did they do it? How did an island nation of five million people become one of the elite education systems on the planet? What is their secret, their special formula? What is the Singapore story?

Two Strikes and You're Out (But Only If You're Black)

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

According to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, black students are more than three times as likely as white students to be suspended or expelled from school. Surprisingly, there has been little scientific study of the psychological processes underlying this discipline gap.

Opinions Versus Opinionated

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I have opinions, and if you read my weekly blogs regularly you know that I do not hesitate to voice those opinions. But I am not opinionated. I like to think that I base my opinions on "evidence and good reason."

10 of the Most Diverse High Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.09.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Having a diverse student body is increasingly becoming another point of pride among high schools in Illinois as another way for students to learn about the world around them.

How I Taught a 6-Year-Old Algebra in Four Months

Ravé Mehta | Posted 01.09.2015 | Education
Ravé Mehta

The U.S. educational culture is more focused on doing well in sports or being popular. In many cases, these priorities lead kids to being rebellious or defiant, and sometimes not doing well in school, just so they're not perceived as a nerd.

We Need More Great Teachers

Matt Kramer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Matt Kramer

We believe there is a tremendous amount that we can all do to ensure more individuals see this as the most critical and rewarding path they can take.

Math: The Next Revolution in Black Achievement

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

If our nation's success depends on more graduates with STEM degrees, math must be the next revolution in black student achievement.

Israel's Bedouin Schools Thrive in Negev Desert

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

In the sandy dunes of the northern Negev desert between Arad and Be'er Sheva, 130 students who belong to a local Bedouin tribe, study at the Al-Sayed Technological School. The students come from a weak socio-economic background and a great number of students suffer from learning disabilities as a result of inter-family marriages.

Integration or Apartheid for Us and Our Children

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 01.05.2015 | Education
Norma Cook Everist

Don't blame public schools or teachers. Our children cannot wait another generation for integration. This country cannot wait for a way to live together and learn with one another.

10 of the Top High Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.04.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois high school students will be heading back to class after their winter breaks very soon. According to City Described, students at 20 Illinois high schools will be making that return to a better environment than the rest of the state's students.

Respect

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

In 2015 one of my primary wishes is that all of us will concentrate on treating other people with respect. I have just scratched the surface; I encourage you to give this entire matter some very deep consideration.

We Need Schools to Be Different

Scott McLeod | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Scott McLeod

There are a lot of different things going on in schools and they're all important. But remedying the relevance disconnect between school and society is the most important educational and equity work of all.

Top-Performing Schools in Some of Illinois' Biggest School Districts

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.19.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual Report Card with ratings and summaries of stats about schools across Illinois for the 2013-2014 school year.

Autism Without Fear: We Raise Money for Autism Research... But Not for Our Kids' Schools and Service Agencies?

Michael John Carley | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael John Carley

Many of us, as parents of spectrum kids, participate in "autism walks" or other events to raise money for autism research. But we don't volunteer anywhere near the same capacity for entities that directly impact our children -- our kids' schools or service agencies. Why?

Raising a Generation of Dead-Eyed Dot-Fillers

Robin Hoffman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
Robin Hoffman

Her dark eyes would squint from behind her large plastic rimmed glasses, her chin would jut out defiantly, one side of her mouth would turn up ever so slightly, and she'd simply carry on with what she wanted us to learn, to discover.

A Sad Day for Children

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Today we all should mourn with the Pakistani people, but tomorrow we, too, must rise up to support them and people of good will everywhere and try to put an end to using children as sacrifices to the bloodlust of terror.

How to Build a Successful School Technology Program

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.17.2014 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

Technology is a catalyst for change. If you want to disrupt a classroom full of children or young adults, try handing out an iPad or a Chromebook to each of them. You'll see lots of activity and excitement, but without solid planning and expectations, much of that energy will be counter-productive.

Institutions, Schools and Parents Must Reject or Change Stereotypes that Foster Racism

Eric Cooper | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Racial stereotypes -- faulty perceptions based on race -- have blunted black Americans' achievement in just about any area you care to measure: from education and employment to housing and economic success.

Analyzing Ferguson

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

It is unimportant whether we agree with the decision of the grand jury or the juries of future trials and the actions of special investigations. The United States is a nation of laws, and the grand jury has spoken for now. We need to move forward in a peaceful, thoughtful and lawful manner.