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'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.

A Conversation With Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Lorraine Forte | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

From a journalist's standpoint, the most refreshing news to emerge from Catalyst Chicago's recent interview with incoming Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard was his promise to be transparent.

Behind The Curtain: A Countdown To 'Guys And Dolls' In The South Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

Here's Part 1 of a condensed 100-day countdown to our production of Guys and Dolls, in performance at Bronx Prep May 24th-26th.

From Newbies To Veterans, What Do Teachers Want?

John Merrow | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
John Merrow

In the clamor, the voices of regular classroom teachers are difficult to hear, which is why I am devoting this blog to them. With apologies to Sigmund Freud, "What do teachers want?"

Joy Resmovits

In Leading Newark's Schools, Cami Anderson Steps Into the Spotlight | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Cami Anderson has a big challenge. In her first press conference since being named the new superintendent of Newark, N.J.'s largely faili...

Every Mother's Greatest Wish: A Better Future for Their Kids

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

GATE provides educational scholarships, including school fees, uniforms, text books, bicycles, lunch and boarding, to over 600 at-risk and exploited young girls in Cambodia.

President's Committee Makes Strongest Case Ever for Arts Education

John M. Eger | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

A recent report unveiled the President's thinking about the important connection between art and culture and creativity and innovation, and promised an agenda for reinventing education in America.

Failing for Success

Randy Miller | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

Sometimes, students take to a task like a natural and other times, they fail. But the opportunity to learn from mistakes made makes my students better people.

NYC Teachers Take on the Mayor and the Banks

Alan Singer | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

New York City teachers and the United Federation of Teachers have initiated a militant and radical response to the latest budget cut proposals made by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Last Call for Innovative Teachers

Cheryl Arnett | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Cheryl Arnett

The Innovative Education Forum is an amazing opportunity for teachers from those classrooms to come together to share, collaborate, and ultimately influence even more widespread change.

Two Silicon Valley Moms Pursue a 'Level Playing Field' in STEM Education

Mike Green | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Mike Green

Freada and Christina opened their hearts, homes and bank accounts to ensure hundreds of deserving students of color could receive the education that opens doors to success in the new Innovation Economy.

Long-Term Gains In Minority Education: An Overlooked Success?

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.08.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Although achievement is not where it should be, notable improvements have been made for white students, African American students, and Latino students.

Empowering America's Women

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

When women earn more, families are stronger and children have better access to quality health care and education. We must close the chronic wage gap that shortchanges women.

Reality Game Shows Hit Iraq

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.07.2011 | Media
Margaret Heffernan

Salam Shabab (which means Peace Youth) is a 9-part series in which 18 teams from different Iraqi provinces compete to become the peace ambassador representing Iraq's youth to parliament.