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8 Reasons For Parents To Opt Out Of Standardized Testing

Peter Greene | Posted 03.14.2017 | Education
Peter Greene

Depending on your state, it is that time again ― time to waste students’ school time on the Big Standardized Test. Whether it’s the PARCC or the...

Children Shouldn't Recite The Pledge Of Allegiance Until They Understand What They Are Saying

Janis Couvreux | Posted 02.13.2017 | Education
Janis Couvreux

There is a profound difference between indoctrination and civic instruction, and I venture to say that given the current state of civics and the political environment of this country, we are now witnessing the prevalence of indoctrination over civic knowledge.

School Refusal Is A Real Thing -- Here's What You Can Do

Pacer | Posted 02.13.2017 | Parents
Pacer

It began almost out of the blue, and Lucy couldn't figure out why. On a Monday morning early in the school year, her 10-year-old daughter Victoria insisted that she wasn't going to school.

These Are the Best Ways to Improve the Scientific Publication Process

Quora | Posted 02.13.2017 | Science
Quora

How should the scientific publication process be rethought to be more meritocratic? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowled...

How Will Education Change in the Next Ten Years?

Quora | Posted 02.08.2017 | Education
Quora

How will education change in the next 10 years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from ...

Who Holds Teachers' Unions Accountable?

Quora | Posted 02.07.2017 | Education
Quora

With the extreme protection of teachers by their union, to whom are they accountable? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowl...

Neighbors Cover Lawn Of School For Refugees With Warm Welcomes

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

This is a good sign. The International Community School, a public charter school that seeks out and teaches refugee and immigrant children in DeKalb C...

How to Survive at an Ultra Competitive High School

Quora | Posted 01.26.2017 | Education
Quora

What are some tips for making it through an ultra-competitive high school? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelli...

Should Schools Bring Back Home Economics?

Quora | Posted 01.26.2017 | Parents
Quora

Should schools teach cooking? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with uniq...

Betsy DeVos's Unintentional Argument For Why Guns Don't Belong In Schools

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Mike Weisser

You knew it was going to happen. Sooner or later one of Trump’s cabinet nominees was going to say something so crazy and stupid during a confirmatio...

Teach Your Kid to Code, Here's How

Quora | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents
Quora

What's some advice for parents whose children are interested in learning to program? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network wher...

MAKING A PROVEN DIFFERENCE IN KIDS' HEALTH

Alexis Glick | Posted 01.19.2017 | Education
Alexis Glick

MAKING A PROVEN DIFFERENCE IN KIDS' HEALTH Studies affirm the positive impact of programs on health outcomes for children. by Alexis Glick ### Desp...

Thinking of Homeschooling? This is What You Need to Know About Teaching Math

Quora | Posted 01.11.2017 | Parents
Quora

What are your views on homeschooling? How can they do better at math? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling qu...

Two Gratitude Practices for Building Trust Among School Staff

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Vicki Zakrzewski According to research, trust between staff members is key to cultivating a positive school climate. And yet, because of the comp...

The Weight Of Silence In Schools And Churches

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 12.16.2016 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

I am a high school teacher in North Carolina and 2016 has been a hell of a year. This is less a proclamation than it is an obvious statement, but the...

A Manifesto For American Education

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 12.15.2016 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Have we lost the boldness of America's revolutionary spirit? We built the greatest nation on earth by committing ourselves to our beliefs and principles. Why not apply that same spirit to American education?

The Movement To Privatize And Profit On Education Isn't Exclusive To The U.S.

Alan Singer | Posted 12.15.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Global companies are targeting public education as an area for privatization and profit.

8. Learning Is Natural, School Is Optional

Ted Wachtel | Posted 12.12.2016 | Education
Ted Wachtel

The costs at every level of schooling are still climbing -- but with growing skepticism as to whether school is worth the return on investment.

Why Are We Still Teaching Cursive In Schools?

Megan Woolsey | Posted 12.06.2016 | Education
Megan Woolsey

In the technology era where computers in schools and homes are the new normal, why are we still teaching children to write cursive? Should it be left behind to generations past, or should we keep teaching it in schools even though it does not get used in practical life?

Betsy DeVos and Her 2015-16 School Choice Yearbook

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.05.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On November 23, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos is zealous for school choice, and it s...

Classic Books Yanked From Virginia County Schools After Parent Complaint

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.01.2016 | Arts

Two classic, yet oft-challenged, novels have been temporarily removed from bookshelves at public schools in a Virginia school district. A student’s ...

I Took My Mom's Advice and Punched a Bully in the Face

Quora | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents
Quora

What controversial advice have people given to their children? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions...

New York's Budding Artists

Tom Falco | Posted 11.21.2016 | New York
Tom Falco

I went to MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) again, it seems like I visit every time I'm in New York. I stopped by in October and in July and again now, in N...

America's Schools Have Been Hit With Bigotry And Anti-Semitism Since Election Day

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.22.2016 | Religion

Reports of anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant incidents at schools around the country have spread rapidly in the days since Donald Trump became P...

Busted Balloons: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.15.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The beaches that line the Gold Coast region in Australia are picturesque, with the blue mosaic colors of the ocean slowly rolling together and crashin...