Take a minute to think about all the people who make it possible for you and I to drive home, cook that turkey, and watch that football game. Let's give thanks for skilled workers and their dedication and hard work.
Schools have a lot to learn from business about how to improve performance Bill Gates declared in an op ed in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. He pointed to his own company as a worthy model for public schools.
For the past few years, I've seen teens' shift their social media habits to apps and sites that provide illusions of ephemeral and anonymous interactions -- illusions that are quickly eroding their social and emotional well-being, and can be deadly.
Despite the persistent portrayals of Africa as under-developed, uneducated and uninformed, debating has strong support in many African countries. In South Africa, debating has a huge groundswell of support in our private and state schools.
Aloha, Kiana, co-written by 11-year old Nicki Klar, discussed marriage, the possibility of parents separating, how we connect to our romantic partners, and most importantly how to be honest with ourselves and others, all through the eyes of teens.
Politically the moral leadership of the pope is bad news for those Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party advocates and libertarians who politically worship at the altar of the unbridled and unregulated excesses of capitalism that Francis deplores.
Those who like Common Core aren't interested in the big government debate and would rather focus on why it's good for kids. Those who oppose Common Core seem to say very little about whether it's good for kids and would rather focus on the big government debate.
College loans have exploded the market, and exploited our youth, in the U.S.; so why does Vittana work relentlessly to create loans for students in developing economies? The answer will surprise you. Get to know this scrappy, data-driven, crowdfunding education-equalizer.
When it comes to permanently shaping the landscape it is slow and steady force that literally moves mountains. It may be that we're witnessing the impact of similar subtle shifts in the most recent report from the National Assessment for Educational Progress.
Just as important as finding your purpose is where it leads you, who it touches, what it changes, and the larger effect it has on the greater good. Sometimes your purpose leads you to a place you could never imagine -- case in point -- pajamas.
If America is to reverse the downward trend of achievement, we must focus relentlessly on rigorous content and instruction, and enable learners to understand that intelligence is not consigned by their genes, but something they must work hard to develop in their heads.
Minecraft has its own physical laws and rules; it's self-perpetuating and functions through the activity and innovation of interested parties -- it is only natural that this may translate as a tool to learn the basics of the global food system.
As we take stock of the many things for which we are thankful, we are at a defining moment. Our economy is improving but we still have room to grow. To speed growth, we must close the widening skills gap that exists in communities across the country.