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Vicki Abeles

How a No-Homework Curriculum Changed My Parenting

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

We were ready. We were ready to let our children be children, while committing to knowing enough about their current curriculum that we'd be able to supplement their lessons with real life assignments at home.

The Global Search for Education: Australia on the Move

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Australia is on the Move! Professor Barry McGaw, Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), has a brand new national curriculum to explain.

'Race to Nowhere' Should Think Outside the School

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

Why not give their kids back their social lives and their sanity? Why not remove them from the problem? It seems so simple. Yet it doesn't occur to anyone.

Race to Nowhere?

Linda Flanagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Linda Flanagan

For all its courage in tackling sacred suburban norms, the Race to Nowhere fails to take on the elephant in the living room, the matter of class.

Race to Nowhere: Are Successful High Schools Hurting Students?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

The pressure to get into a very specific kind of college has become, in many areas, integral to pre-college education.

'Race To Nowhere': Documentary Film Explores School Pressure (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed by the intense sense of pressure her daughter felt to succeed in school, Vicki Abeles made a documentary film exploring students' stress. Abe...

'Race to Nowhere:' It's no 'Waiting for 'Superman', ' but it's Honest

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

"Race to Nowhere" is a film about how schools and parental pressure are affecting students' mental and emotional wellbeing -- that we are killing our kids, figuratively and sometimes literally.

WATCH: FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: Vicki Abeles Reveals Our Education System In 'Race To Nowhere'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Filmmaker Vicki Abeles WHAT: 'Race To Nowhere' WHEN: September 10th at the IFC CENTER, New York and LAEMMLE'S SUNSET 5, Los Angeles. National ...

'No Child Left Behind' -- A Race To Nowhere?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Teaching to the test, and overwhelming kids with content, while eliminating recess, field trips or project based learning has created kids who are stressed out, sleep deprived, cheating to get by.

Obama and No Child Left Behind

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

I keep hearing stories from friends about how their child used to love school, but now with so much homework and the pressure of performing on tests, they really dread going.

Goddess Of The Week: Filmmaker Vicki Abeles

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Vicki is a mom of three, and has a background as a corporate attorney and consultant. She is also a filmmaker workable solutions to issues surrounding America's education system.

Race to Nowhere: The Case Against Homework

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Since the 'No Child Left Behind' policy has brought about a culture of teaching to the test, the students rising through our education system are learning how to be memorizers, not critical thinkers.