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Secondary Education

Bernie Sanders and the New American Social Contract

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Will Bernie Sanders win the nomination while running on this platform? Can he win a general election? Certainly, in this election cycle the American public appears readier than it has been in two generations to return to its progressive heritage.

When Your Fate Is Decided by the Results of One Exam

Andy Bryant | Posted 01.06.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Our organization, Jifundishe, has been supporting girls with opportunities of attending secondary school for eight years. We help bright, vulnerable girls living in poverty to have that chance, which also provides a chance for that family lifting itself out of the cycle of poverty.

Cultural Anthropology in Secondary Schools: An Essential Part of a 21st Century Education

American Anthropological Association | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
American Anthropological Association

Cultural anthropology should be part of every student's secondary school education. Those who study anthropology know that the discipline cultivates resilience, persistence, confidence, openness, creativity, courage, patience, adaptability, perspective taking, empathy and self-control.

Why My College Degree Is Meaningless: Years in the Education System Has Soiled My Learning

Kelsey Phariss | Posted 06.26.2016 | Education
Kelsey Phariss

It was my second class of the day, and I was bored. My professor was prattling on about some menial event that transpired sometime in the 18th century, and I was more interested in the popcorn ceiling than his lecture topic.

Making Evidence Primary for Secondary Readers

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.11.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Striving Readers was a serious, well-meaning attempt to solve a very important problem faced by far too many secondary students: difficulties with reading. But next time anyone thinks of doing something on that scale, I hope they will provide preference points in the application process for applicants who propose to use approaches with solid evidence of effectiveness.

Shouldn't Somebody Have to Intervene?

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.28.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

If a low-income child is trapped in a school that has been failing its children for years, shouldn't someone in a responsible position act to intervene?

Going to Class 2.0

Ian Van Buskirk | Posted 05.16.2015 | College
Ian Van Buskirk

Learning is not isolated to a certain time of life or a certain location. There is no campus where one must be or a particular desk where one must sit. In fact, I think the opposite is true: learning happens in those moments of movement.

Building Beyond the Classroom Walls

Guillaume Picard | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Guillaume Picard

You can't learn to drive simply by watching a video or reading a book -- you learn by getting behind the steering wheel. Our education system should do the same.

The Tea Party and the Common Core: Right Answer, Wrong Reason

Victor Dorff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Victor Dorff

Ultimately, Common Core may provide the right course correction for U.S. education, but the devil is in the transition. Rather than focus first on modifying classroom instruction, we have allowed the testing industry to lead the charge of implementing the new ideas.

French Lessons on Education Reform

Charles Kolb | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
Charles Kolb

The French approach to education demonstrates a solid commitment to investing in youth human capital, and there is much that the United States can learn from the French example.

A Shining Star in Our Nation's Capital: The Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Ann Tran | Posted 10.23.2013 | DC
Ann Tran

The school has created many stars, who also give back to the school when possible: Dave Chappelle, Denyce Graves, and Hank Williams Thomas, among many. Famed opera singer Denyce Graves, who emerged from the school as a polished singer, says, "It gave me what I have today."

Education -- A Bridge to the Future

Daraja Academy | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Daraja Academy

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWithout a secondary school education, even the most modest dreams of improving one's station in life become just that: a dream.

Segregation Now, and Segregation Forever

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Schools in the North are extremely segregated. And they were never desegregated in the first place. After living here for four years, I know now that most of the problems we are are talking about in education today stem from this one fundamental moral failure.

Robots Need Not Apply To These 10 Jobs

The Fiscal Times | MAURA KELLY | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business

Telephone switchboard operators are a thing of the past—the kind of job we only encounter in black-and-white movies. And just as technology and auto...

Rather than Race to the Top, We Should Have Started Fixing Education There

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

The Obama Administration launched a barrage of carrots under Race to the Top, when they should have started with a stick to beat America's Colleges an...

Know Your 1,138 Marital Privileges, Courtesy of the Feds

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The report also makes it clear that some of the 1,000+ laws identified "may not directly create benefits, rights, or privileges" for married people.

Recession, State and Local Budget Deficits Threaten Public Schools and Equity in Education

Jason Reece | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Reece

Earlier this week, facing a $53 million dollar budget deficit, the City of Cleveland's Public School district announced it would be losing nearly 10% ...

Universities in Crisis? From Compartmentalization to Collaboration

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

If we are going to provide a stellar post-secondary education experience in the future, our universities must find a way to promote forms of creative specialization not threatened by collaboration.