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SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Sixteen acclaimed 2010 books for young readers go head to head in School Library Journal's third annual Battle of the Kids' Books.

On 30-Hour Weeks and the Public Pummeling of Teachers

Gregory Michie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gregory Michie

Whenever I hear dismissive comments about teachers like the ones made by Mayor Daley, I think about the teachers in my graduate classes on weekday evenings.

Inside Stanford's Hottest Student Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

The most interesting part of the class would happen outside the classroom when the teams spent 50-80 hours testing their business model hypotheses by talking to customers and partners and (in the case of web-based businesses) building their product.

My Part-Time Job

Linda Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Linda Silverman

My official day ended at 2:50 PM but that doesn't mean I can go straight home. Calculators have to be locked up, several phone calls have to be made and my supervisor wanted to speak to me about a few things.

5 Great Teachers You Should Know

TakePart | Melanie Smollin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

On the national stage of American school reform, big name players like Michelle Rhee, Bill Gates and Joel Klein are change-makers in the spotlight. B...

Diane Ravitch On The Daily Show: 'Schools Have Been Turned Into Testing Factories'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Historian and author Diane Ravitch joined Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" Thursday to discuss education reform. In between Stewart's comical quips, h...

How To Extend Your Teaching Career

Arthur Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Arthur Goldstein

It's tough being a teacher nowadays. With plans like these are coming down the pike, how can you really sustain a teaching career?

10 Surprising Truths About Video Games And Learning

Tina Barseghian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tina Barseghian

Research says the best kind of learning comes as a result of well-designed experiences. That said, a professor offers a theory as to why video games are good for learning.

The Secret to Making Schools Great

Maureen Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Maureen Costello

And as we well know, arts programs like these are the first to go when the budget ax falls. But programs like these are the reason many students show up at school every day.

My Trip to Kampala

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Michael Kaiser

One student called the session "revolutionizing" and almost all came up to me to tell me how much they had learned and how this new way of thinking about arts management was so helpful.

20 Years On, The Influence Of Teach For America Is A Mixed Bag

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

There's no question that Wendy Kopp and Teach for America have changed the landscape and made a significant contribution. But let's not pretend that it's all good or all bad.

Why Politicians Need to Spend More Time in Classrooms

Gregory Michie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gregory Michie

"You can see a lot in three minutes," an assistant principal once told me. Maybe. But you can miss a lot, too.

Teaching as an Art Form

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Even as someone who engages in the more scientific or theoretical aspects of teaching, I start to wonder if we really want to go all in here with this very techno-rational mentality.

Ethics For Artists

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

With every artist rushing to the top, and with only so many slots to fill, ethics often get overlooked. Here are some things I see often, and want artists to consider when deciding how to proceed.

Let the Trickery Begin

Patrice Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Patrice Fenton

How can I subversively foster a true educational environment in my classroom that isn't bogged down by lesson plans, curriculum and standardized tests aimed at turning my students into cogs?

The Living Earth and the Living Dead: The Ecology of Vampires

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Peterson

We '60s youth believed sit-ins and war protests would save the world, singing, "What the world needs now is love." But the refrain now bookending Boomers sing, "What the world needs now is death."

'You Say You Want a Revolution'

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

Not all revolutionaries and revolutions are remembered with the fondness of Byron and Guevara.

WATCH: Teacher Defends Blog That Insulted Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Pennsylvania teacher Natalie Munroe was suspended last week after posting profanity-laced rants online which called her students "out of control" and ...

Bringing 'Teach For America' Back To Its Core Values

Robert Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Robert Schwartz

I love Teach for America and share the mission that "One day, all students will have access to an excellent education." We just differ on how to get there.

Required Reading: Six Education Titles Not to be Missed

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

February is a great month for books about education, with very readable releases from John Seely Brown, Richard Whitmire, Ron Dietel, Alexander Russo, and Gene Maeroff.

What Needs to be Done to Out-Do in Education

Jennifer Anastasoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jennifer Anastasoff

While there are many reasons why one should choose not to become a teacher, an opaque and challenging hiring system should not be one of them.

Building A 21st Century Teaching Force

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sen. Michael Bennet

The reality is our approach to hiring and retaining people to teach in America's classrooms is fundamentally ill-equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Colorado Senator To Obama: We Need Mobile Army Of 100,000 New Teachers

Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Michael Bennet wrote in a letter to President Obama today that he will propose the "Presidential Teachers Corps" to craft an army o...

Can Teachers Make a Difference?

Deborah Loewenberg Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Education matters. President Obama was emphatic: We do big things. America's success depends on the success of our youth.

Students Sound Off

The Huffington Post | Sarah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"Students Sound Off," is an ongoing student blogger contest aimed at providing students a loud and clear voice in the education debate presented by Hu...