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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.

Rise of the Female Geek

2morrowknight | Posted 07.13.2011 | Technology

These dynamic females have an unshakable passion for education, fueled in part by the historical examples that inspire us, and by the contemporary tools they're using to make each of them a leader in this young millennium.

California Struggles to Out-Dumb Texas

Bill Allen | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Bill Allen

For those who thought Texas holds a comfortable lead in dumbest assaults on education, the news that a California school board will mandate political influence into science topics will be worrisome.

Joy Resmovits

California Rep.'s Education Bill Seeks to Cut 43 Programs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- If California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter has his way, 43 federal education programs will be slashed. Duncan introduced a bill Friday...

Classroom Grading is an Attack on Students

Bob Bowdon | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Bob Bowdon

Until someone devises a grading system that can compensate for which students have advantages and which don't, the only fair course is to avoid grading completely.

Joy Resmovits

In Illinois, Reform Achieved Through Collaboration -- For The Most Part | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

What’s next for Illinois teachers? Following the passage of sweeping education reform, advocates, lawmakers and teachers unions are breathing a t...

A Nine-Year-Old Cartographer and Historian

Carolyn Vega | Posted 07.13.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Education was something else in the 18th century. W. B. Sandys was just nine years old when he penned a volume titled Ancient Maps and Universal History.

Why I'm Signing the MBA Oath

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 07.13.2011 | College
Daniel Arrigg Koh

As public opinion of business leaders is near an all-time low, signing the MBA Oath sends a message that MBA graduates recognize the influence business has on society and are ready to shoulder the ethical responsibility that comes with that.

ReThink Review: The First Grader -- Reading, Writing and Rebellion

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.13.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The First Grader tells the true story of Kimani Maruge, an 84-year-old veteran of Kenya's Mau Mau Uprising who earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest primary school student.

Joy Resmovits

New School District Will Test Obama's Education Reforms | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

By accepting a job as superintendent of a new Tennessee school district, Chris Barbic has positioned himself as the face of an up-and-coming governanc...

Vouchers Are a Scam

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Ms. Rhee's missive intentionally avoids some very glaring problems, leading one to suspect her motivation and the motivation of other conservatives who press for vouchers and school choice.

Learning to Read: How Young is Too Young?

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Parents and caregivers should be reading books to and conversing with babies and toddlers, no doubt about it. But this is a far cry from repetitive training. Babies need and deserve more than flashcards.

The Missing Link in School Reform

Diann Woodard | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Diann Woodard

It's time to open up the debate about school reform to the people who will be responsible for the delivery of the promised results

'Stealing Education' Case Round II: Petition to Drop Case, Mom Still Homeless

Mary Ann West | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Mary Ann West

Homeless mother, Tanya McDowell, returned to the Norwalk, Conn. State Superior Court for her pretrial hearing regarding her "stealing education" case.

Joy Resmovits

How Should Teachers Be Fired? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- State lawmakers from Illinois to Tennessee are considering laws that could change what it means to be a teacher, as labor policy has becom...

The Obituaries for Data-Driven 'Reform' Are Being Written

John Thompson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Once we reject the silver bullets proposed by "the billionaires boys club," we can commit to a humane vision of school improvement that respects the dignity of teachers and students.

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.

Talking Sh*t about Sh*t My Students Write

Turnstyle | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

Classroom quotes are being posted by teachers online. At a time when students enter institutions with increasingly limited resources, what are these sites bringing to the conversation about education?

Lessons for Future Teachers

John Merrow | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
John Merrow

It's a hard time to be a teacher. But I also think there's never been a better time to become a teacher.

To Combat Black, Hispanic Unemployment, Look To Young Companies

Darrin Redus | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Darrin Redus

Shouldn't we be placing additional emphasis on high-growth entrepreneurship in the African American and Hispanic populations?

Joy Resmovits

When Teachers Take to the Streets | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It’s civil disobedience, schoolhouse style. As constrained budgets embroil state houses and city councils, igniting pitched debates a...

Middle School 'Graduation' Is No Time for Excessive Celebration

Robert Schwartz | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Robert Schwartz

Downplaying the pomp of eighth grade graduation may do little for students living in poverty; however, the expectations that adults have for students can help change such circumstances.

Keeping the DREAM Alive

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Sen. Michael Bennet

Today, I joined Sen. Dick Durbin in re-introducing the DREAM Act in the Senate, reviving the effort to allow some of the best and brightest young students to give back to the country they call home.

Amy Chua: Why Is American Parenting So Close-Minded? | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books

The secret to America's global success has always been its ability to attract the best human capital from around the world....

My Year as a Teacher Beauty Queen: Microsoft Innovative Educator Forum

Pat Yongpradit | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
Pat Yongpradit

Imagine that there was something called the Mr./Mrs. Innovative Teacher Pageant. Teachers from all over the U.S. would apply and be flown in to present on their creative uses of technology in class.