Katherine Bowser

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How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education

Khan Academy has become a force. Its founder, Salman Khan, talks about his vision for the future, and what he thinks the college of tomorrow should …

2016’s Cities with the Most & Least Efficient Spending on Education

Celeste K. Carruthers<p><b>What makes some city school systems more effective than others?</b><p>Effective schools and school systems are composed of parents, …

Education

Ensuring Educational Stability for Foster Kids

The new federal education law requires schools to track data on at-risk students’ achievement.<p>Just before President Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) into law on April 11, 1965, he took the opportunity to stress America’s commitment to education and its role as a …

Associated Press News

Education on Flipboard

Watch: Room Filled With Rich, White NYC Parents Gets Big Mad at a Plan to Diversify Its Neighborhood's Schools<p>Anyone laboring under the delusion that …

Mindfulness isn't preparing children for the real world, headmaster warns

Private schools have rushed to embrace the meditation technique, but David Lambon of Ampleforth College says it isn't the right answer to help children cope with the challenges of life<p>Mindfulness – a mediation technique that teaches people to focus on the present moment - is not preparing children …

Fighting back against school shooters

The perspective of a member of ALICE training. One participant is chosen to act as a school shooter, while the others defend themselves. Adam Banicki/INSIDER<p>Karen Madden hopes she will never see the day when a shooter invades her school and opens fire on her students. But if that does happen, she’s …

Reflections on 'Deep Poverty'

The Constitution’s Framers set as one of the new government’s priorities providing for the “general Welfare,” but that progressive mandate was soon …

Tea Party

Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Could Change History

October rolling around means the start of another Supreme Court term. It’s unlikely that this term will bring the kind of international attention as …

supremecourt

Photo Of Teacher Walking His Third Graders Home After School Goes Viral

Someone snapped a photo of a Memphis elementary teacher walking his kids home after school and sent it to their local news station. <i>Fox 13</i> posted it …

Teaching

Finnish Kids Don't Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway.

Schools in the Nordic country prioritize play in early education.<p><b>The Atlantic:</b> The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergarteners Of Finland<p>In America, kindergarteners are expected to have a firm grasp on literacy. This is not the case in Finland, where students focus on playtime early in their education and …

Be More. PBS.

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OMG Barack, How Could You Pick John King?

Arne Duncan is leaving as Barack Obama's Secretary of Education. Duncan's signature role was administering President Obama's Race to the Top program which forced states to adopt Common Core and the high-stakes testing of students and teachers to qualify for federal grants. He will not be missed. …

Education on Flipboard

Watch: Room Filled With Rich, White NYC Parents Gets Big Mad at a Plan to Diversify Its Neighborhood's Schools<p>Anyone laboring under the delusion that …

Shut. It. Down. (On The Battles for Racial Equity and Public Education)

39,000 feet above the ground, the chants still ring in my ear:<i>What do we want? JUSTICE!<br>When do we want it? NOW!<br>What do we want? JUSTICE!<br>When do we</i> …

For World Teachers' Day, A Look At What Classrooms Look Like Across The Globe

Every year on Oct. 5, UNESCO highlights the importance of teachers as they work tirelessly to educate the world. Here's a look at the classrooms they work in.<p>Nearly three years after she was shot by Taliban gunmen, Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-teen activist Malala Yousafzai urged world leaders …

The Common Core Explained

Published:<p>The Common Core State Standards arose from a simple idea: that creating one set of challenging academic expectations for all students would …

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

Every year, as August slouches toward September, public schools around the country resume classes--and bemoan the difficulty of finding enough teachers:<p><i>The New York Times</i> proclaimed "Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble," reporting that one North Carolina district was unable to fill …

Education Secretary: Want To Save On Prisons? Spend More On Schools.

Arne Duncan calls on state and local leaders to make a change.<p>U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will add to the renewed focus on criminal justice reform with a speech Wednesday afternoon calling on state and local government leaders to invest in schools instead of jails.<p>Duncan, in a speech at …

This school has banned all technology in the classroom—and at home

The next time your kid complains about your draconian 30-minute iPad limit, try this one on them: there is a school in London where all internet, TV, smartphones, and other tech devices are banned until at least age 12. (Pause, wait for gasps.)<p>The charter of the Acorn School, founded in 2013, …

London School of Economics

These kids were geniuses — they were just too poor for anyone to discover them

­­­<p>In 2003, Cynthia Park asked her staff to make a map showing where every gifted student lived in Broward County, Fla.<p>The result was an atlas of inequality.<p>“All of them were scattered in the suburbs and in the wealthier communities, where parents were more involved in education,” recalls Park, who …

Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children's Brain Development

We've long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to academic achievement. Now, scientists have found what may be part of the explanation: Children who grow up in higher-income families appear to have …

What Education Can and Can't Do for Economic Inequality

A new study looks at whether or not a college degree can chip away at income disparities.<p>Would better education significantly reduce income inequality in America? No, says recent study from the Brookings Institution.<p>But that doesn't mean that better education wouldn't help the overall economic …

Income Inequality

Robert Reich: The rich have bought America’s silence

The former secretary of labor on the insidious ways colleges and nonprofits are beholden to their wealthy donors<p>Robert Reich<p>April 8, 2015 11:34am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>Not long ago I was asked to speak to a religious congregation about widening inequality. Shortly …

Middle-class

The double-standard of making the poor prove they’re worthy of government benefits

Poverty looks pretty great if you're not living in it. The government gives you free money to spend on steak and lobster, on tattoos and spa days, on — why not? — cruise vacations and psychic visits.<p>Enough serious-minded people seem to think this is what the poor actually buy with their meager aid …

Helping the Unemployed Create Their Own Jobs

A New York state program teaches the jobless how to become entrepreneurs, while still collecting benefits.<p>Danielle Bliss already had an inkling that she wanted to do something different with her career when she got laid off on New Year's Eve in 2010. For the previous five years, she'd been working …

New York State

America’s staggering child poverty: These numbers speak for themselves

For every two homeless children in 2006, there are now three — and that’s not the most frightening statistic<p>America's wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent.<p>Financier and CEO …