This story may seem ridiculous to some. The reality is this happens all the time in our country and it is a lesser-known atrocity of the drug war. Due to mandatory reporting requirements, the staff at the school may have been under a duty to involve Child Protective Services if Banda's son admitted marijuana was in his home.
Teachers, feel free to get angry at the changes coming our way. Rage at the initiatives, and the meetings, and the lack of understanding of all you do, which comes at you from all sides. But know that your colleagues all over the country stand with you.
There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for President. Let the questions begin. My question is, will she be good for public education? Clinton's track record hasn't brought her into education issues very often. But there is one huge honking squealing flashing siren wrapped in a fluorescent red flag atop a high-powered blinking crimson light.
The Success Network is experimenting with ways to unburden teachers. Yet even with these innovative supports, the job is difficult, and many facets of the model still need improvement for teachers and students alike.
The more I look at the Common Core approach to reading, the more it seems to be a shill for publishers like Pearson to sell new "Common Core" aligned textbooks, workbooks, and online packaged learning programs.
It's a perfect world, I have to admit. And I know that at some time in my life I became an optimist. After all, you can never create a negative impression for an optimist. Just try it.
Who do we need to be to unlock children's potential? Some say good teachers are born, not made. Others believe in the power of teacher training to cultivate an effective teaching workforce.
Last year I wrote about how the Hindu/Sikh teacher-training workshops in Montgomery County Public Schools could be a template for teacher education across the country. Since then the program has grown, galvanizing the two communities while allowing teachers to become more comfortable and empowered in teaching about Hinduism and Sikhism.
Children need a balance of activities, including lots of physical play and movement, non-screen-based learning and reading; and healthy routines for eating, sleeping and hygiene, along with age-appropriate, education-focused screen time with adult oversight and monitoring.
Teen parents who are able to finish high school have significantly better outcomes for themselves and their children than those that drop out. That being the case, why do we offer no legal protection for teens based on their status as parents?
However much tests cost, they are vastly less expensive than adequately funding education. This is a great advantage to those who favor appearance over substance.
Last year, I heard of a school that was so excited to have a father come in and volunteer that it decided to throw a huge party, in honor of the father.
The way you interact with your fellow med student colleagues at work calls out your job description. It's not the content of what you say to each other as you cross paths in the hospital hallways that leaves your identity utterly exposed. Rather, it is the way your eyes transmit a complex but mutual signal of despair and competition that clearly says it all.
At one of the most divisive political moments in our nation's history, in a piece of legislation that itself is controversial and has failed to be reauthorized despite numerous attempts over the past six years, a bipartisan amendment providing for education innovation and research sailed through a Senate committee.
Over the past few weeks, millions of anxiety ridden, adrenaline-filled high school seniors have been receiving those "my life hangs in the balance" envelopes from various colleges and universities they have applied to.
Some kids need time to transition back home after a long day at school. Perhaps they need to eat or burn off a little energy before doing homework. Others might be more successful doing homework immediately before other things get in the way.