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Michelle Obama Encourages High Schoolers To Dream Big

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklis...

Stop Trying To Make Me A 'Cookie Cutter' Student

Jane Han | Posted 02.26.2014 | Teen
Jane Han

The school system itself, which often tends to turn every individual into a cookie cutter shape, may be the reason why not all students are actively engaged in the learning process. So what should schools do?

What a College President Learned Teaching a High School Class: It's About Technology, Time and What's Tested

Karen Gross | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Karen Gross

Learning content is not enough to provide alignment between high school courses and higher education. Information is not the problem -- it is how to think about the information that counts.

Transforming High Schools: Linking Academics and Real Life

James E. Canales | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
James E. Canales

It's the beginning of another school year, a time of hope, renewal and fresh starts. Let's keep this spirit of anticipation and aspiration alive by offering a rigorous and relevant educational experience, especially for those whose prospects are limited. We all have a stake in this, our future depends on it, and our young people deserve nothing less.

Showing the Disadvantaged a Path to Opportunity

Keith Weigelt | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices
Keith Weigelt

We face many obstacles. Despite these, we are confident we can turn a disadvantage to an opportunity. It is a matter of positioning and execution.

Coding to Learn: the 21st Century Curriculum

Peter Hutton | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Peter Hutton

By taking an integrated approach to computer programming, all students will learn to write code before they graduate. At Beaver, innovation is not a buzzword - it's part of our institutional DNA.

A Safe Place to Be Smart: The Bronx High School of Science

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Whoever goes to Bronx Science today, or tomorrow, will discover that it is safe to be smart. They will see that learning, mastering knowledge and valuing thinking are gifts that keep on giving.

To Improve Student Achievement, Start With Service

Steven Culbertson | Posted 10.28.2012 | Education
Steven Culbertson

As we start the school year, I offer a remedy that teachers, parents, administrators and especially students can all agree on: service-learning, a teaching and learning method that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection.

New College Student: 'I Was Never Taught To Be Ready For College'

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. For the second year in a row, Hispanics will be the largest minority on U.S. college campu...

Why Do Students Come to School?

Glen Lineberry | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

Few of my students see college as a real option, there aren't many jobs here on the reservation, and it's hard to get a job twenty or thirty miles away when you can't afford a car.

The State of the Union's Climate Education

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.28.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

In his State of the Union speech this week, President Obama did not have a whole lot to say about climate change. But he did emphasize education. Does climate change science get a passing grade in America's classrooms?

The Case For Abolishing Homework In American Schools

| Lauren Miller | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. A young girl sits at her desk, reviewing her homework assignments for the evening. ...

We Must Support the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe

Sen. Mary Landrieu | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Sen. Mary Landrieu

We must fight to protect proven programs such as the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program. They offer an invaluable tool to our children who need a little more guidance and structure to help them grow into adults who can be competitive in today's workforce.

Step Up to the Get Schooled Challenge

Sway Calloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sway Calloway

The 2010 Get Schooled National Challenge & Tour visited 10 cities in 10 weeks and touched more than 12,000 students. Our mission was to encourage students to take control of their education and to inspire them.

'Ready to Learn' Equals Easier to Educate

Alfie Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alfie Kohn

The phrase "ready to learn," frequently applied to young children, is rather odd when you stop to think about it, because the implication is that some kids aren't.

The Kids Are Alright. Or Are They?

Diane Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Diane Bryant

As pundits, influencers and personalities debate, shouldn't we hear more from the minds to be molded? How do our students feel about their ability to compete, our ability to compete and the role of the education system?

Hartford Plus Rochester Equals a Match to Accelerate Excellence

JD Hoye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
JD Hoye

A meeting between two school districts this past week reminded me of where the magic is -- and what we must all demand -- the same amount of attention to implementing best practices.

Do it for Yourself

Linda Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Linda Silverman

My advice to any teacher just starting out, or even in the middle, is get involved. Don't do it for the administration, Don't even do it for the kids. Do it for yourself.

High Schools Failing: Colleges Now Spend Billions On Remedial Classes For Freshmen

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's a tough lesson for millions of students just now arriving on campus: even if you have a high school diploma, you may not be ready for college. I...