Education Week

We are all still reeling from the appalling events in Charlottesville last week, sparked by the white nationalist march that
Two major phenomena in recent years--growing political segregation, and the dynamism of the new global economy--might mean that progressive states that attract and invest in talented young people will flourish, while states clinging to the tired, disproven dogma of the past will flounder.
Students help run the food pantry at Jennings School District. Photo credit: Dr. Bill MacDonald. “We have changed the community
What I've heard over and over is not only how the experience of studying abroad has made them global citizens, but how it has changed their lives.
That's what a recent online poll of 457 teachers conducted by the Education Week Research Center showed. Although not necessarily
The flip side of the standards argument within the educational community is the relevance of testing as a tool for improving
The real villain, I believe, is not standards-based reform but the way it was high-jacked by test-driven accountability hawks.
Today, for the first time ever, we can rely on what we are told is the percentage of students graduating from high school.
The responsibility then lies on the shoulders of educators - from the public school classroom teacher to the state superintendent
I am not opposed to data, and certainly not to evaluating the needs of students to help them grow. The problem, for me, is the repeated emphasis on one-size-fits-all skills and goals for our children.
Before our students can benefit from education research, we must find a way to fight for them in a political world that looks more and more like an oligarchy.
"Reformers" must choose between their value-added models and top down micromanaging of "innovations" and their desire to teach for college and career readiness.
It's a question teachers are asking, with some hoping to see a course correction. Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National
A first rule of education should be, "Listen to the students and they will teach you how to teach them." It can be a frightening policy. Few things are more painful to teachers than the words, "I'm bored!"
The Obama education policy certainly isn't an education policy! It is a political gamble designed to beat up on two of the Democrats' most loyal constituencies, teachers and families with children in urban schools, to show the "Billionaires Boys Club" that the administration could be tough on its friends.
David Coleman, one of the architects of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, thinks so.
GSAs offer so much more than just a place for LGBT students to belong. GSAs also offer a place where straight students can come to learn about LGBT issues. If a student is questioning their sexual orientation, a GSA is a great place to find resources that can help them in the process.
So what tips the scale of achievement one direction or the other for different students? We believe that expectations play a much larger role than most people realize.
The NCLB waiver process provides an opportunity for the Duncan administration to extricate itself from the assault on teachers that was initiated by its predecessor.