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Teaching Meaning: The Struggle To Connect In Remote Alaskan Villages

| Sarah Garland | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Wagner Iworrigan, a 17-year-old high school senior on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska, knows...

Countdown: Top 10 Education Issues I'm Following in 2013

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

There is no shortage of opportunities to attend conferences, read blogs, review new research or just visit schools to see what is working in education and to also get reminded of what is not working well.

Truths About Education That Parents Need to Know

Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant

Education is overwhelmed with an allegiance to mandated curriculums and standardized testing. Students are tired and weary. Teachers must not think and create on their own -- they must follow the mandated path.

Thanks to Biden, Ryan for Not Talking About Education

Randy Turner | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

It is not that I don't think education is a subject worthy of national debate -- it is a critical issue in our society -- but it has been so botched by our two major political parties that I cringe every time education is mentioned in a political speech or debate.

More Independents Favor Republican Education Views, Survey Shows

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

Political independents tend to side more with Republicans than Democrats when it comes to educational issues, a nationally representative survey by th...

Education Will Break Your Heart

Alexander Russo | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education
Alexander Russo

This year's most important commencement speech was given by author Jonathan Franzen; it contained a message of great importance for educators and school reformers about how to tolerate their daunting, heartbreaking endeavor.

"We Will Not Eat if it Means Payment For Education"

Vivian Glyck | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Envision the children of Uganda with bellies and minds full. The reality of this vision can lift entire communities up and out of the cycle of poverty.

We Could Use A Good Myth

Dean Shareski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dean Shareski

A myth in many cases can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. I think we could all stand some new ones about education.