Teachers and students who take part get to know each other more deeply and strengthen their relationships, a key factor in academic success. Through a recording Aaron made for the class, his teacher Celeste Davis-Carr learned that he was homeless.
Seventeen-year-old Theresa Tran is one of this year's winners of the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio's Beat the Odds® scholarships after overcoming tough odds including physical disability, the death of a beloved sibling, and a father who suddenly abandoned the family.
The super-digital native will be bold. The super-digital native will be fearless. The super-digital native will be equipped with best practices for engaging critically with technology for teaching and learning.
Since the early 1900s, the world celebrates International Women's Day each March. In the earlier years, there was not much to "celebrate." Today, there is. The past three decades have witnessed real progress towards gender equity.
Big, emotional battles over policies like the Common Core can dominate the conversation. They flare up, for a time, then burn out, replaced by the next big, emotional policy battle. We say, don't think so much about the headlines. Do your homework.
I enjoyed wandering around, and I learned from the wandering. Of course, you had better be prepared for the occasional comment -- always offered jokingly -- that you apparently have nothing better to do. In fact, you do not.
Americans are terribly present-minded. We are mostly concerned about the here and the now. Please consider for just a moment the very unique role of the individual in our American story and what it can teach us about the critical role of citizens in a republic.
Through a special project documenting the stories and experiences of 25 of our alumni who now range in age from 19 - 43, I am hearing of the profound impact of our collective work at Global Kids over the years.
The stability of unconditional love allowed Gebre to thrive. He was given the opportunity to study at the SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College Tema in Ghana, and later earned a full scholarship to study mathematics at Harvard University.
When I heard that a blogger wrote the new book The Perfect Score Project, I thought that maybe -- just maybe -- Debbie Stier can save one child from the miserable test taking experiences I endured during my childhood education.