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Education Losers Now Recovering

Richard Whitmire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Richard Whitmire

ow often does Tennessee get cited nationally for producing great academic gains for its children? Almost never, about the same number of times Washington, D.C., gets touted for its superior academic results.

Grad Nation 2013

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Catherine Okafor

People like Ebony come in everyone's life for a reason. For me, she serves as an inspiration to continue to fight for the youth in my community and worldwide.

This I Believe

Chris Lehmann | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Chris Lehmann

I believe that the first and most powerful rule in teaching is: Care. Care. Care. Care. Care. And when you don't know what else to do, care more.

Truths About Education That Parents Need to Know

Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant

Education is overwhelmed with an allegiance to mandated curriculums and standardized testing. Students are tired and weary. Teachers must not think and create on their own -- they must follow the mandated path.

The Other Deficit

Derick Stace-Naughton | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
Derick Stace-Naughton

Are the skills that help determined strivers leap through the highest and most distant hoops the same skills that we need in tomorrow's politicians and CEOs? I'm not so sure.

U.S. Education Is Getting Left Behind

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

The U.S. is now the only country in the industrialised world in which the generation entering the workforce does not have higher college attainment levels than the generation about to leave the workforce.

Teacher as Learning Designer

Andrew K. Miller | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Andrew K. Miller

Through highly standardized curricula and pacing guides, teachers are told exactly how to teach, rather than being empowered to differentiate instruction and create engaging learning environments to meet the needs of their students.

U.S. Higher Education Must Change To Remain Globally Competitive: Survey

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of HechingerEd blog. Nearly half of all Americans have a dim view of the quality of U.S. higher education, and most...

U.S. Students Lag, Struggle More Than Foreign Peers To Surpass Parents

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2012 Education at a Glance report has found that while the U.S. boasts high education at...

Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part I

Tom Segal | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education
Tom Segal

The quickest path to economic recovery is through an informed and educated workforce, and the quickest path to modernizing our schools is through an informed and educated parent-base.

Grading Obama's Education Policy

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.03.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Under Obama's watch, the U. S. education system is experiencing something that it hasn't experienced in ages -- genuine progress. Although we have many more miles to go, we have to remember that Rome was not built in a day.

How The U.S. Education System Is Failing Students

Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

The debate surrounding the so-called broken education system in the U.S. has drawn input from leaders across industrial sectors, and in a conversation...

WATCH: Americans Are 'Sick And Tired Of Our Educational System'

Posted 01.20.2012 | Education

The Republican presidential candidates have been vocal in their stance to reduce the size of the federal government. Michele Bachmann has repeatedly n...

How the Education System Fails Underprivileged Students

Brandy Williams | Posted 10.29.2011 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

Well-meaning educators are often the source for underprivileged student failures. In giving underprivileged students excuses and passes, educators teach them that the world owes them something.

Collaborating for Change: 2011 Microsoft Innovative Education Forum

Cheryl Arnett | Posted 09.23.2011 | Education
Cheryl Arnett

What you don't know can't hurt you, or so they say, but if you are a teacher trying to positively improve student achievement, what you don't know can hurt both you and your students.

How The U.S. Education System Looks To A Leading Expert Abroad

Justin Snider | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

OECD's Andreas Schleicher, an expert on educational systems around the world, discusses what he makes of the current push for reform in American public education.

A Land Where Hearts No Longer Break

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Hart

If you believe our nation is basically sound, and if you believe opportunity is still universally available in America, I urge you not to watch Waiting For Superman. If you have any conscience at all, it will break your heart.

A Higher Education Model for the 21st Century

Elisa Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elisa Stephens

In recent days, President Barack Obama has rightfully focused our nation's attention on a significant threat to America's economic strength and prosperity: the state of our education system.