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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.

Schooling for a Diverse Tomorrow

Maureen Costello | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Maureen Costello

Failure to appreciate our differences opens a door to dehumanization of those who are different. The only way to keep that door firmly closed is through anti-bias education.

An Open Letter to the Teachers of Trayvon Martin

Lori Ungemah | Posted 05.26.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

When I first learned of the tragedy that happened on February 26, in Sanford, Florida, when Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman and the cata...

School Targets Achievement Gap Through Methods Of Socrates

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Should the rich fix failing schools by donating more money? Should moms keep better tabs ...

Titanic A Magnet Topic For Students, Tricky For Educators

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Eleven-year-old John Payne has been a student of the Titanic since kindergarten. He has scrupulously researched the ship, built a model o...

Black History Is American History, All Year Round

Teach Plus | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Meaningful discussions about black history, women's history -- indeed, all histories -- should not come and go with the passing of the calendar.

A Civil Right to a Good Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.31.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We should make equal educational opportunity a federal civil right for all students. This should include the right to a challenging curriculum, well-trained and effective teachers, and the funding to provide these essentials.

Joy Resmovits

New Teaching Standards, Coming To A School Near You

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

Amy Bednarz, an English as a second language teacher in a Massachusetts elementary school, is confused. She doesn't know exactly what to teach. For...

Making Sense of Our Economic Uncertainty

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business
Shannon Schuyler

Today's only certainty is that our financial future remains uncertain. That's why financial literacy is more important than ever.

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Shocking Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party dominated New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday overrode the governor's veto to enact a new law allowing parents to object to any part ...

What You Don't Know About People

Sam Sommers | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Sam Sommers

You've been lied to. Or, at the very least, misled. It's simply not true that everything you need to know about life you learned in Kindergarten.

Slavery and the Law Takes an Honest Look at Our History

Alan Singer | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Slavery and the Law documents the creation of a mural by Brooklyn teenagers, interweaving their journey with an examination of the legal status of enslaved Africans in Colonial America up until the American Civil Rights Movement.

The Problem With College Prep Curriculums

Anthony Hagouel | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Anthony Hagouel

There's never been anything I've loved more than learning. I'm a senior in high school now, and looking back, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in the education system in the land of opportunity.

Teachers Breaking Out of the Box

Peter Meyer | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

The common core doubters need to dispense with the ideology and focus on what teachers -- and students -- need: a rigorous, comprehensive, and aligned (vertically and horizontally) curriculum.

A Ray of Sunlight in Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

According to local educators, America's public elementary and secondary schools are on the path to a more rigorous curriculum, and in their view this will lead to a better educated citizenry.

Why Google's Eric Schmidt Is Only Partly Right About Science & Tech Education

Ewan McIntosh | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Ewan McIntosh

It's a shame that Eric Schmidt he didn't Google a little more on the education system of the country in which he was speaking. Scotland.

The Death of Citizenship

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Combine the decline of critical capacity with the explosion of information in the digital age and you have the seeds of a society where truth is whatever one chooses to believe.

Arts For All

John M. Eger | Posted 08.31.2011 | Impact
John M. Eger

"Arts for All" is the way the world ought to work, which is probably why Los Angeles picked that name when they started this award winning national program almost 10 years ago.

A Young Teacher

Monica Edinger | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education
Monica Edinger

Will these newer to the profession, in this time of tests and standards and accountability, still be creative teachers?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Commerce... and Other Scholastic Satires

Josh Golin | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Josh Golin

If the trademark police are watching, let me be clear that the images you're about to see are parodies. Unfortunately, however, Scholastic's InSchool Marketing division is no joke.