Last month, I served as Principal for a Day at a local elementary school. As the day progressed, I was greeted by a cadre of extraordinary professional women. With only two men on staff, my maleness loomed large.
How did an American environmental activist, a Canadian student, an Australian lawyer-to-be, a social media expert living in Hong Kong, a South African businessman, a Dominican development specialist, and a Haitian mental health worker end up on this Caribbean island?
It seems to me she should have been praised for helping children to understand the importance of literacy and the joy of reading. What does it matter to a group of school children what someone does or used to do for work?
In a stunning breakdown of the Arizona's obsessive witch hunt, a motion filed by plaintiffs for the acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies program delineates several areas of discrimination against Tucson's Latino community.
There are more than 100,000 school counselors in our middle and high schools. Yet, they are among the least strategically deployed education professionals and are almost entirely missing from our education reform debates.
More needs to be done to make it possible for all Americans to realize their full potential in science and mathematics achievement. This country can no longer afford to ignore the needs and potential contributions of large segments of the U.S. population in STEM careers.
The simplest solution and the key to stronger reading is to treat reading as practice. Teachers need to reduce the amount of time spent talking about the benefits of reading and allow students to sit down and read.