If we are truly going to do something to help children and families rise above the circumstance of poverty, it is critical that we help kids succeed in the classroom.
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What if this extreme focus on testing is driving us away from what students need? What if the current test-driven mania in the United States is wrong?
The truth is that the supporters of high-performing charter schools are trying to save as many minority kids as they can -- one small school at a time.
Punishing parents for their so-called bad parenting unfairly stigmatizes them as bad parents when they may, in fact, want the very best for their children.
Shouldn't we be paying attention to the troubled marriage between the American public and teachers? Just because the two still care for each other, and their 50 million children, that's not enough.
A Georgia Supreme Court decision that challenges a state commission's ability to greenlight the creation of charter schools may have implications for ...
It's hard to win a war if you don't have good officers. It's even harder to build an excellent school if you don't have good administrators. Has there ever been a great school without a great principal?
When districtwide layoff notices hit every one of Detroit Public Schools’ 5,466 unionized employees late last week, an American Federation of Teache...
Here's a recap of just the past four weeks of laws enacted and bills proposed. Jaw, meet floor.
It's safe to say that for approximately 4 million teachers in our nation, education reform's F word is now -- Florida!
Never did I think that the career I chose a little over a decade ago would be facing such horrendous attacks from the right and the left.
If parents wanted to put together learning co-ops they could pool their money to do that. Parents and their children, rather than the government, would determine what was best for each family.
Early intervention is both cost effective and economically efficient. It has better outcomes than remediation because it's easier to prevent rather than remediate a problem.
While NCLB's goals are laudable -- bringing all public school students to academic proficiency and closing the achievement gaps -- how it seeks to achieve them is fatally flawed.
As these union movements grow in size and power, let's all resolve to stop doing one thing: Let's stop asking for a "place at the table."
When schools in certain neighborhoods do not receive the same amount of funding as others, nor are they equipped with the tools necessary to educate our young, we cannot scapegoat teachers.
For more than 30 years, spending has risen while performance stayed flat. To build a dynamic 21st-century economy and offer every American a high-quality education, we need to flip the curve.
Marc Rosenbaum enjoyed a successful career as a dentist, but remained unfulfilled.
As he thought back to his childhood, he realized he was taught...
With some members of Congress intent on eliminating federal funding for public radio and television, a friend sent me this remarkable video.
Photo: My youngest daughter and her 2nd grade teacher.
Like many people today, I have opinions about a great many things and expertise in few. But, ...
The masses seem to have been brainwashed into believing traditional school and college are the only keys to success even if our children are sick, depressed, or worse. DEAD.
Does one subject merit special attention, deserve more dollars, constitute the core of what we expect our schools to offer?
America's entire future depends on educational advances and, particularly, the fate of our inner cities.
Making sure children have the academic knowledge and skills necessary for educational and career success is a hot topic these days, all along the education and child development food chains.
With a clearer picture of which district gets the best bang for its buck, we can get to the long overdue qualitative analysis: determining what makes productive school districts work.
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