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Campaign to Add Citizenship to the Common Core Standards

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

It may be that the prospect of an active, informed, educated citizenry is so frightening because it would begin to question how the United States ended up with so many elected officials who are not only ignorant about science and history, but are willfully ignorant and want to impose their ignorance on the rest of us.

Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core

Cullen White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cullen White

If we don't make technology education a priority, we will face a crisis of epic proportions. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 4.2 million jobs in IT and computing. There is no way we can fill those jobs with American students and an education system that doesn't adequately prepare them.

New Emphasis on Design Thinking

John M. Eger | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
John M. Eger

Walter Issacson, author of the Steve Jobs biography, discovered that in all Apple's products "technology (was) married to great design, elegance, huma...

Think Again: Indiana Is the Latest Skirmish in the Conservatives' War on Knowledge

Eric Alterman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

Although Daniels pledged himself to promote academic freedom when he was officially appointed to the Purdue presidency at the beginning of the year, recently released emails prove that as governor, he tried to ban the writings of Zinn from Indiana University's assigned reading lists.

WYSIWYG

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

I kept peering over the rims to see if I was seeing was what was really up there or did those who didn't have their super specs on miss something I was seeing? You know what I mean. Things are different depending on the prescription you have, or rather the perception you have.

The Stubborn Insistence That the Common Core Is NOT a Curriculum

Shaun Johnson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

We can call the CCSS the Common Core State Benchmarks, Guidelines, Requirements, or Ensigns for all I care. But this does not eliminate the fundamental truth that the CCSS is a curriculum. And like many iterations of curriculum, it is sullied by the ideologies and personal ambitions of its architects.

What Common Core Curriculum Misses

David Chura | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
David Chura

It makes me sad to see the education of the heart -- the real core of any worthwhile English curriculum -- gutted for the sake of global competition, and to see teachers once again take the hit for "dummied down" education.

Texas Undergoing Big Education Overhaul

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The federal No Child Left Behind law was born in Texas, and billionaire Ross Perot first rallied big business to support tougher...

We Must Not Forget the Value of Learning by Doing

Kevin M. Ross | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Kevin M. Ross

As much of the higher education industry continues to focus on the possibilities of MOOCs, we must be careful not to forget that learning by doing in real life situations brings a value that the online experience can not fully replace.

WATCH: My Talk with Zack Kopplin on Creationism in Classrooms

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Bill Moyers

From the time he was a high school senior in his home state of Louisiana, anti-creationism activist Zack Kopplin has been speaking, debating, cornerin...

We Need a Revolution (Literally) in Education -- It Is Time to Flip the Curriculum

Tony Zini | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Tony Zini

It's time to work smarter, not harder. James Marzano said it would take 25 years to teach the elementary school curriculum if we were to do to right.

Attn. Faculty: Take a Class! It Will Help You!

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

The students were paying me zero attention, the thread of dialogue was going in a different direction than I had planned, and I felt like a complete failure as a member of the faculty. And then, the actual professor asked the class a question and I quickly remembered, "Oh... yeah... this isn't my course."

School Time Is Money: Are More Hours Worth the Cost?

Patte Barth | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Patte Barth

Adding days and hours to the schedule is relatively easy, but it's definitely not cheap. If students gained a lot by being in school longer the extra costs may be worth it. But do they?

A Lesson in Kindness

Eliza Byard | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliza Byard

When addressing school climate issues in education reform, it is far too easy to focus exclusively on the negative, the bias, the bullying, the violence we all agree must end.

Educators Testing Their Courage After Newtown

Shaun Johnson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Shaun Johnson

A mild kerfuffle erupted in the last couple of weeks over who in the education community could claim ownership of some of the selfless heroism displayed by Sandy Hook staff. Notable reform opponent Diane Ravitch happened to mention that they belonged to their professional union.

Recent Bills Bring Controversial Changes To School Curriculums (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Over the past couple years, several states attempted — and in some instances, succeeded — in passing legislation that brought controversial change...

Financial Experts Jump Into Education Doing What They Do Best

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee PwC, a professional services company that specializes in audit and assurance, tax and advisory services, launched a program called Earn...

Start Early: Addressing Gender-Based Bullying in Elementary School

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Helping children understand in the early years of schooling that there is not just one "right" way to be a boy or a girl will open up opportunities for each child to explore their education more fully.

Innovative Thinking in Design Education

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Soren Petersen

What skills are needed for graduating industrial designers and how will these skills change by the year 2020? What innovative thinking will set the next generation of design experts apart from simple sketch monkeys?

What is Academic Rigor?!

Lori Ungemah | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Rigor is pushing yourself beyond what is easy. Sports, reading, math, anger management, dieting -- to make progress in anything there has to be an element of rigor. Plain and simple.

Specialist Teachers in Elementary Classrooms?

Nancy Pine | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Nancy Pine

Although it's tempting to push for more specialization for individual teachers, there is something to be said for knowing the whole person in the elementary school setting.

It's the Curriculum, Stupid!

Rick Ayers | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Rick Ayers

While many educators believe the development of a just, multicultural society is central to our values, very powerful forces have been fighting against such a vision for decades.

8 Cool High School Classes We Wish We Could Take

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen

There's nothing worse than spending your symmer dreading an upcoming year of Physics and American History. But classes don't always have to be a drag,...

Higher Ed Online: Curriculum, Context, and the Culture of Innovation

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education
Muhammad H. Zaman

Higher education around the world is changing, and it's changing fast. Despite this remarkably exciting era in higher education globally, there is a danger lurking in the shadows of this revolution.

Warren Buffett and the Future of Journalism

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.17.2012 | Education
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The Berkshire Hathaway offer to buy the Media General newspaper chain should offer the industry a shot of long-term optimism. Buffett expects a profitable future for newspapers during the next couple of decades.