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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.

The Kindergarten Cutoff Debate -- Maybe It's Adults Who Need Help with Learning

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Educators and the public need to move beyond the assumption that children of the same age are all the same. They are not, whether they are more or less advantaged!

Curriculum for the Ages -- How do you Measure This?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Our students realized that the distance between age 10 and 90 is only an arm's length, if you open your heart and mind.

Defining 'Deeper Thought' In American Schools

Peter Meyer | Posted 07.14.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

If we're serious about winning the future or teaching children critical thinking skills or how to think deeply, we better get them a comprehensive, rigorous, and content specific curriculum.

Business and Education Need to Talk

John M. Eger | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Our schools and our businesses need to rethink the needs of the nation, and rethink the important roles of creativity and innovation.

Add Trash to the Curriculum?

John Merrow | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Here's what I envision: Working in teams, middle school kids could use a phone to "map" their neighborhood intersections with photos that answer one question: is there a trash can on the corner?

March Madness and a Common Curriculum

Peter Meyer | Posted 06.05.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

This is the state of American education: we keep talking about playing the game, how to score it, the dimensions of the court, the uniform colors of the referees -- but we don't play the game.

The Crisis in Education: Let's Not Wait for Superman

Dr. Marion Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Marion Blank

We can and must apply the skills, talents and technology we as a nation already possess to the educational problems we face. If we do that, we can and will find a solution.

Teachers As Publicists

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

I'm not asking teachers to change how they practice. I am encouraging them to change how they brag

Schools Where Students Are Pushed To Learn The Most

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Soon after a new study showed that nearly half of college students learn a negligible amount while in school, the American Council of Trustees and Alu...

Mary Kennedy Carter - A Lifetime of Activism

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

Mary Kennedy Carter died early Tuesday morning December 14, 2010. She was 76 years old. Mary was an outstanding teacher, an activist and a hero.

Preparing Students Means Collaboration between Secondary Educators and Industry

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

Industry understands that survival depends on their ability to adapt quickly and accurately to the changing marketplace. So, how come in education, we continue to cling to the "old way" of doing things?

Two Subjects Missing in the Curriculum

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Seldom do the words aimlessness or empathy appear in school mission statements. They should.

Student-Driven Lessons Fuel Creativity At Ohio School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

At one Ohio school, teachers take a backseat, letting students drive hands-on classroom lessons. Although the current national education dialogue ce...

Theory or Bust -- What are Teachers Learning?

Meredith Ely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Meredith Ely

I find it shocking how poorly crafted and minimally academic many education programs are. I am surprised that there has not been a backlash within accreditation programs among teachers.

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...

Waiting for all the Superheroes

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Kessler

The simplicity underscoring much of the present debate belies just how complicated schools can be. The fact of the matter is that educating children is hard, complex, and long-term.