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Tom Coburn, Ignorance, And The Need For Scientific Communication

Jamil Zaki | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science
Jamil Zaki

The consensus as I've experienced as a researcher is that (1) ignorant political attacks will not affect our ability to get work done, and (2) it is not our job to help the public understand our work. I think both claims are wrong, and potentially dangerous to the future of science.

Habit #6: Divine Regard

Willow Dea | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

Divine regard refers also to the living practice that every person we come across is also sacred, just as they are. We are invited to relate to them as part of ourselves -- even our most challenging students!

SFC & SB 130: "Innovating" Around Teacher Voice?

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 03.11.2012 | Denver
Sabrina Stevens

It's a rare thing to meet a public school stakeholder who honestly believes politicians and corporate-funded lobbying groups should have more say over education than educators do. Yet that's exactly what's happening.

Academia's Emerging Role In Entrepreneurship Policymaking

Robert Strom | Posted 03.10.2012 | Small Business
Robert Strom

While the mounting interest in entrepreneurship in the government and at our universities is encouraging, it is hardly enough to create the kind of broad understanding and policy support that we need to foster new business creation in a meaningful way.

Five Messages From the "Slavery Math Problems"

Christopher Emdin | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

To be the "finest teacher in the profession" one must have ongoing training beyond math, science or subject area. Schools, parents, and the public must demand more from the people who teach our children.

Joy Resmovits

New GOP Education Bills Unlikely To Go Far | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Just in time for the law's 10th anniversary this past Sunday, House Republicans led by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) have released draft legislation for r...

Girl Up: How Teens In U.S. Are Empowering Young Women In Developing Nations

Tabby Biddle | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Annie Gersh (third from left) with some of her fellow Girl Up Teen Advisors at the "Unite for Girls Tour" in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Annie ...

Sam Stein

Santorum Accuses Obama Of 'Hubris' And 'Snobbery' | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

The most animated exchange of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's Saturday morning event in Manchester, N.H. came when he called out President Ob...

Joy Resmovits

Group Encourages Ditching Standardized Tests | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

Last year, stress about Pennsylvania's state standardized tests caused third grader John Michael Rosenblum to start scratching himself so hard in his ...

Education "Reform" -- Garbage In, Garbage Out

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

The problems with education in America will be addressed only when we recognize that it's all about race, class and inequity.

A Charter School Prayer for the New Year

Dan Ross | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education
Dan Ross

I worry much more about a different, less acknowledged way in which school prayer has reinserted itself into our national conversation about education. I am talking about the supposed birth of our dear saviors, the charter schools.

Matt Damon And Mom Reject Award Nomination

Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

Matt Damon and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, have declined a nomination for the Friend of Education award from the National Education Association'...

Education Reform: Where's the Debate?

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

Schools do not operate in a vacuum. Poverty has devastating effects on a child's social and emotional development. For our poorest students, just getting to school can be a challenge.

Who Is Currently Identified as Gifted in the United States?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

Hopefully ten years from now, there will be greater changes in gifted education than there have been in the past ten years.

Reconnecting America's Forgotten Youth

John Bridgeland | Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Two reports issued today serve as a wake up call to the nation, providing staggering facts about the costs of inaction.

A Literate Nation for 2012

Patricia G. Mathes | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
Patricia G. Mathes

If I could change one thing in 2012 to improve the quality of life for every American, it would be to ensure that every child in the nation left school literate.

Obama's New Consumer Finance Chief Can Lower Student Debt

Rich Williams | Posted 03.06.2012 | College
Rich Williams

The CFPB is a new kind of regulator designed to do one job and do it well -- protect Americans from toxic financial products. However, since July 21, the CFPB has been up and running, but only with partial powers.

Education Predictions for 2012

John Merrow | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Because this is an election year, the politics of public education are even crazier than usual, meaning that serious debate over the federal role in education won't occur in 2012.

Joy Resmovits

10 Years Of No Child Left Behind: Was It Worth It? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

When President George W. Bush joined congressmen John Boehner, George Miller and Edward Kennedy to sign the No Child Left Behind Act in January 2002, ...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Shocking Law | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party dominated New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday overrode the governor's veto to enact a new law allowing parents to object to any part ...

History Hip Hop Visits Harvard

Matt Weber | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education
Matt Weber

They are both history teachers, but not in the way you might think. Rather than chalkboard and textbook, their tools of trade are hip hop and song... and these two 20-somethings are beginning to make social studies more sociable.

Teachers Want to Learn, Too: Evaluations We Believe In

Teach Plus | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Across the country, the question of how best to evaluate teachers -- and how to use evaluations effectively -- continues to cause stirring debates among teachers and policymakers.

Documenting Undocumented Youth: Behind the Scenes with DREAMers Adrift

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Michelle Chen

We created this piece that was just our, literally, pouring our hearts in there, and how we were feeling at the time.

Jon Huntsman: As President, I'll Modernize U.S. Education

Posted 03.04.2012 | Education

Jon Huntsman, like his GOP opponents, wants to localize education, and he's taken to the presses to hash out his educational platform. In a Sunday ...

Inside DPS: Don't Believe the Hype: Ten Things You Don't Know About DPS

Jennifer Mrozowski | Posted 03.04.2012 | Detroit
Jennifer Mrozowski

I'll bet you think you know a lot about Detroit Public Schools from reading the headlines and watching the nightly news, right? Well, I'm about to surprise you