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10 Tips for Bully-Proofing Your Child Before School Starts

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

The summer offers a respite from school bullies, but does this break from bullying have to end because the summer ends?

This Is What Schools Would Be Like In The Utopia

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

It is almost universally agreed that education is hugely important. But we are not particularly sure what we want from it. Our large commitment to the...

An Open Letter To My Son's Kindergarten Teacher

Philip Kovacs | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Philip Kovacs

It concerns me a bit that you are going to require him to "With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers." Did you know there are countries that don't teach reading and writing until kids are 7? Seven years old!

Dear NRA

Tami Shaikh | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Tami Shaikh

Don't you have families? Doesn't it bother you when you read about gun violence in schools and colleges?

Why Philadelphia Is Ground Zero for Problems and Opportunity

Christopher Norris | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

From its cash-strapped school district and embattled police department, to its eye-popping poverty and unemployment rates, Philly presents real challenges and opportunities for those bold active citizens who dare to engage and transform the system.

Meet Me Back in Kindergarten: Why Kindergarten Shouldn't Be About Tests

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Rainesford Alexandra

Gone are the days of snack time and learning to share toys with your neighbor, or learning through trial and error how to be kind. Kindergartners are no longer little humans on the cusp of their Big Adventure and learning how life works.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

Funding Disparity Highlights Inequality Between District, Charter Students

Mashea Ashton | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Mashea Ashton

Equity should mean real equality for everyone. Most of all, education reform should be aimed at creating an education system that serves all students, and gives everyone a quality education that prepares them for college and a rewarding career.

Bringing the Promise of Healthy School Meals to More Children This Fall

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Sec. Tom Vilsack

For many kids, the meals they get at school may be the only nutritious meals they receive that day -- and when children receive proper nourishment, they are not only healthier, but they also have better school attendance and perform better academically.

Changing the Game With School Design

TNTP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
TNTP

By Ben Jackson This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. If you ask 100 people to picture a baseball diamond and imagine where each p...

The Hardest Part of Teaching

Peter Greene | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate.

Good Riddance To The Common Core

Diane Ravitch | Posted 07.03.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Common Core testing will turn out to be the money pit that consumed American education. The sooner it dies, the sooner schools and teachers will be freed of the Giant Federal Accountability Plan hatched in secret and foisted upon our nation's schools.

Carlos Rosario School Educates and Graduates the New Americans

Franklin Garcia | Posted 07.01.2014 | DC
Franklin Garcia

The faces of the graduates depicted every race known to man. But what is unique about this graduating class is that the majority of its graduates are immigrants.

Common Sense Missing in Debate on American Public Education

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

Change is hard and change is scary. So, it's all the more important that when we're making big changes -- especially to essential public services like education -- we take more care to focus on the goal and bring all the stakeholders together.

Autism Without Fear: Goodbye, New York. Hello... Green Bay, Wisconsin?

Michael John Carley | Posted 06.27.2014 | New York
Michael John Carley

My problem is that when not at work, I'm not so diplomatic. How's the act of a loud, blunt, albeit happy, Asperger New York City personality going to play in Green Bay, Wisconsin?

5 Telltale Signs It's the End of the School Year

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Who needs the calendar or steady barrage of Father's Day shopping circulars to tell you it's June? These five phenomenon occur like clockwork when the waning days of the academic year are upon us.

The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

Report: US Teachers Love Their Jobs But Don't Feel Valued

Emily Richmond | Posted 06.26.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

America's public school teachers love their jobs, despite feeling underappreciated by society and facing enormous challenges in the workplace, according to a new international survey of educators.

Unleash the Mighty Paraprofessional

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Paraprofessionals in schools serving many minority students are much more likely than teachers to share their students' ethnicity and language, and are more likely to live in the neighborhood.

These Quotes Nail Everything That's Wrong With School Dress Codes

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Teen

"I understand that girls shouldn't be coming to school with their butts or chests hanging out, but there has to be a happy medium."

Schools for Sustainability Witnesses Water Purification at the Omega Center

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Close your eyes and imagine a place where harmful chemicals, pollution and toxins are nonexistent. In this haven, drinking water is completely pure, and fresh local food is prepared on the scene.

A Game of Egos

Mariam Khan | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

2013. A year in Pakistan's history when the government and public were celebrating a successful election as for the first time ever in the nation's history. Democracy, here, is when the government is fooling the masses who have been kept under the false pretense of having the right to express themselves completely.

In Defense of Teaching Poetry

Stephen Chiger | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
Stephen Chiger

If children tell you that they do not like poetry, the first question you should ask is whether they have ever been taught how to read it.

What Are We Doing in Education?

Robert Kravitz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Robert Kravitz

What are all the people in education doing? Why are children failing? People have so many ideas, but I have heard very few identify the real problem. I spent many years in business before I came to education, and I have witnessed many misguided theories.

Why Philly Must Persist in Protesting

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Christopher Norris

There's a lot at stake when it comes to fairly funding public education, but it seems only the teachers, students and parents are sacrificing -- I've never heard of a stadium being closed because the team didn't make the points or a politician's salary being drastically cut to make ends meet.