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A former Facebook VP says social media is destroying society. And he's right.

Feedback Loop<p>Speaking at a recent event at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chamath Palihapitiya – a former vice president for user growth …

No, it's not sexist to ban men from women-only spaces — here's why

Remember last spring when a movie theater chain was advertising women-only showings of <i>Wonder Woman</i> and some people lost their minds in outrage? Now a …

Week in Review: The Detroit story dubbed a 'Tale From the Public School Crypt'

Happy New Year, Chalkbeat Detroit readers! It was a quiet week for education news as many city schools remained closed for winter break and frigid …

School Districts

A diverse reading list is no threat to Shakespeare – every student benefits

When I started university, as a black English literature student, I found my programme heavily weighted towards literature written by straight, white, upper-class men. I rarely found myself reflected in the texts I studied or the people who taught me.<p>In the classroom I suffered the kind of casual …

Birmingham City FC

Seeking a new direction, this Memphis elementary school is turning to young black men for leadership

When principal James Johnson walks the hallways of STAR Academy Charter School in Memphis, students frequently reach out to give him a fist bump or a …

Education

When it comes to teachers, you get what you pay for

In his Dec. 31 Local Opinions essay, “Getting teachers in classrooms should be Northam’s No. 1 priority,” Robert C. Pianta affirmed the need to address Virginia’s teacher shortage. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) directive to allow state institutions to create four-year education degrees is a first step.<p>…

Education

The hidden homelessness among America's high school students

One in 30.<p>That’s what a new first-of-its-kind study found was the number of students ages 13 to 17 who have experienced homelessness in the past …

America, Where Children Freeze in Their Classrooms

The United States, the richest country on Earth, is not particularly fussed about providing for all its citizens. In fact, it actively does not care …

Little Known Black History Fact: Ruth Cave Flowers

In the annals of Black history in the state of Colorado, late Boulder native <b>Dr. Ruth Cave Flowers</b> commands a lofty space. She was the one of the …

Black History

‘Do not Grade Every Piece of Writing a Student Creates’

‘Do not Grade Every Piece of Writing a Student Creates’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Tan Huynh, Dr. Lynell …

Quote Of The Day: Change Some Words In This Article So It Applies To Schools & You Have Good Guidance For Teachers

How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience is an article in today’s New York Times.<p>Change some of the words to “teachers,” “schools,” and “students.” …

What happened when I tried to teach Harvard undergrads about inequality and poverty

I checked the syllabus for the next topic in the undergraduate economics class I teach at Harvard, and I lit up. I was going to cover inequality and poverty in the US and across the world.<p>After a few dry lectures on market demand and supply and drawing graphs to understand taxes and subsidies, I …

Poverty Rate

Response: Avoiding 'Missed Opportunities' in Writing Instruction

The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What is the biggest mistake teachers make in writing instruction, and what should they do instead?</i><p>In Part One, Lisa …

Meryl Streep calls out Melania and Ivanka’s silence in face of #MeToo

<b>Meryl Streep (Getty/Justin Tallis)</b><p>The actor focused on Trump’s wife and daughter — but was she right to?<p>Rachel Leah<p>January 3, 2018 9:13pm (UTC)<p>In an interview in the New York Times today, actors Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, who star in Steven Spielberg's "The Post," discussed President Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Nearly half of women have experienced ‘period shaming’

Menstruation is one of the most natural functions in the world. It is a mark of femininity and fertility, and a huge part of life for most women. …

Our Best campaign to give young black men tools for success

The Our Best: Black Male Achievement Mentoring Campaign is an initiative to boost graduation rates and set young black men on a path toward future …

Mentoring

Opinion: Don’t assume that every student had a fun or warm holiday break

One of my middle school students was recently sent to me after displaying erratic behavior in class. His teachers had tried to console him and figure …

Teaching

9 songs by women that defined 2017

In the year of #MeToo, women made standout music.<p>This was the year of women’s anger, as Vox’s Constance Grady put it. 2017 started with the women’s march, with women across the world gathering to protest sexual violence and demonstrate for equal rights; in the fall, women across the world used the …

BitchReads: The 30 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018

bitchreadsEvette DionneNonfiction deepens our individual and collective understanding of the human experience. Whether it’s learning about the last …

Books

8 Common Things Your OB/GYN Wishes You Knew (That You Probably Don’t)

Many of us learned the bulk of information about puberty and periods during a few sexual education classes in middle school, and through the hushed …

What Does Sexual Harassment Include? Nearly Half Of American Adults Don’t Actually Understand

As the #MeToo movement sweeps the globe and numerous men in powerful positions are being outed as sexual predators, it's become clear that Americans …

What To Say When Someone Jokes About Sexual Assault

This year, there's been a lot of talk about changing the culture: How do we teach powerful men not to sexually harass or assault the people they hold …

Women detail sexual assaults and harassment on commercial flights

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Katie Campos settled into her seat for a short flight from Newark to Buffalo last week. Within minutes, she said, an intoxicated male passenger sitting next to her began groping and harassing both Campos and a second female passenger seated in the same row, grabbing Campos …

Flying

What Failing Students Want Us to Remember

It’s typical in our schools—and I see this at the many middle and high school campuses I visit, as well as in the schools where I taught— for adults …

Teaching

Here's how to shut down ignorant men who think women are "overreacting" about sexual harassment

Now that the conversation about high profile sexual assault allegations has reached the point where men like Matt Damon feel emboldened to share …

Want Your Child to Have a High-Paying Job in the Future? Science Says to Study These 7 Things | Inc.com

As parents, we want many things for our children including health, happiness, and a secure financial future. As technology advances, however, thousands of jobs are being threatened by machines and artificial intelligence, and it's become more difficult to know how to prepare our children to succeed …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump May Be The Reason More Students Are Choosing Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Thurgood Marshall. Oprah Winfrey. Toni Morrison. Spike Lee. Martin Luther King Jr. These are just some of the notable graduates of Historically Black …

College & University

Teaching Civility in the Age of Trump

As bias incidents at American schools surge, one Maryland high school requires all freshmen to take a new course designed to encourage open minds and civil dialogue.<p>On a recent Thursday morning at Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland, Tiara Colbert divided her ninth graders into groups and …

Education

School district asks substitute teacher not to return after student assaulted him

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Jack McCulley taught in the Battle Creek Public Schools for 22 years. He continued to work as a substitute after he retired in 2008.<p>But after a Battle Creek Central High School student punched him out in October, he doesn't want to go back. And the district doesn't want him to …

Middle School