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More Texas Educators Throw Support Behind Mexican-American Studies

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 04.04.2014 | Latino Voices

Educators across Texas are backing a proposal for the state to create a Mexican-American studies curriculum for the state's public high schools. ...

School Food Gets Its Close-Up -- But Is It a Fair One?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Districts are still unconscionably underfunded when it comes to school food, and Big Food still plays too large of a lobbying role in shaping what appears on kids' trays.

Why School Is So Boring

John Thompson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education
John Thompson

A first rule of education should be, "Listen to the students and they will teach you how to teach them." It can be a frightening policy. Few things are more painful to teachers than the words, "I'm bored!"

Frontline's 'Dropout Nation' Shows What It Really Takes to Turn Around Schools

John Thompson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
John Thompson

PBS showed a reality that is lost on data-driven "reformers." Social scientists have documented the primary importance of socio-emotional factors and the need to build trust before academics can improve. And that takes patience.

Get Ready for 'Moms Against Drunk Testing'

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

The education reformers who brought us No Child Left Behind have done screwed up. They've messed with Texas mommas.

On NYC Subways, It's Kids' Breakfasts Vs. Rats

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York
Bettina Elias Siegel

When Joseph Lhota served as Rudolph Giuliani's deputy mayor he was so active in combatting the city's rodent problem that Giuliani christened him the "rat czar." So why is he now opposed to an eating ban on the subway?

Texas Turmoil: Thousands Of Educators Protest Budget Cuts At Capitol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As spring break kicks off, thousands of educators from around the state are hardly vacationing. Instead, they're protesting budget cuts at the state c...