The Horace Mann League

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Community Schools: A Powerful Strategy to Disrupt Inequitable Systems

Poverty and unequal educational opportunity have forever been an ugly, knotted tangle in America’s fabric. We believe, however, there are now …

Charter Schools: 7 Common Questions, Answered

Published:<p>—Patrick T. Fallon for Education Week-File<p><i>Are charter schools public or private? Do they pick and choose who can enroll? Who oversees them?</i> …

Education

How Tech Companies Are Transforming Classrooms - 1A

Here’s a new phrase for you: “The Googlification of the classroom.” Tech reporter Natasha Singer covered it for The New York Times in 2017.<p>She wrote …

Education

How Do You Know Someone Is a Top-Notch Leader? Look for These 4 Signs

If you're going to build a leadership team to change the world, start with these 4 attributes.<p>If you find yourself seeking to improve your leadership skills, remember this: Leadership is a journey, so enjoy the ride. And just when you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up: You'll …

Charisma

5 tested methods to break your phone addiction

How to take back your mind, according to these former tech addicts.<p>Most studies say people check their phones around 150 times a day. It’s an obsessive tick that literally makes us less happy. But how do we break the habit when smartphones are a necessary tool for our work and social lives? We …

iPad Mini

Are Private Schools Really Better?

A growing body of evidence raises serious questions about the conventional wisdom on private schools.

Private Schools

Enrollment Is Down at Teacher Colleges. So They're Trying to Change

Colleges of education continue to prepare too many elementary teachers and not enough special education and foreign language teachers to meet …

Education

Is It Burnout? Or Demoralization?

Demoralization happens when educators face persistent challenges to their professional values.

Pressure on youngest of pupils eases

<b>Ministry says kindergartens may no longer teach math, languages</b><p>Kindergartens will no longer be allowed to teach young children primary-school-level …

Education

Advancing Equity in the Classroom with High Expectations for All

Each year, AVID has the opportunity to provide professional learning for over 70,000 educators. Nearly four decades of training experience have …

Washington adopts new rules for discipline policies in public schools

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The state has adopted new rules for discipline in public schools, aimed at limiting the number of Washington students who are …

No more Mondays for students in this Denver metro school district

School Districts

The Troubling Student-to-Counselor Ratio That Doesn't Add Up

Public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced—and that’s a big problem for students, writes Alanna Fuschillo.

College & University

School Choice Is the Enemy of Justice

LOS ANGELES — In 1947, my father was one of a small group of black students at the largely white Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles. The group was met with naked hostility, including a white mob hanging blacks in effigy. But such painful confrontations were the nature of progress, of …

Education

Why a gender perspective is important for early childhood educators in China

By Jin ChiGender stereotypes and cultural norms are the hardest to tackle when it comes to sustaining the impact of development interventions in …

Education

The Specialized Schools and the Big Test

Everyone's talking about the SHSAT, the test that gets you into Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and the other specialized high schools. Or not. Evidently …

New York City

The Education Exchange: Effectiveness of Teaching Practices Depends on Classroom Composition

A new study investigates whether teaching practices differ in effectiveness depending on the students in the class. It finds that the impact of good …

Education

The Bipartisan War on Public Education: Barrington

Providing gifts to the charter school industry is expected from the secretary of education, regardless of who holds the position. Bryant mentions a …

Education

ALEC Sets the Table for Gerrymandering, Union Busting, Protecting Fossil Fuels, and Privatizing Schools

When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) convenes its 45th annual meeting of legislators and corporate lobbyists at the swank Hilton New …

U.S. Supreme Court

“School Choice Is the Enemy of Justice”

The editorial pages of the <i>New York Times</i> have been an echo chamber for school choice for years. The editorials regularly applaud charter schools as …

Education

Developing Your Classroom Presence

Fostering a Sense of Authenticity<p>Students want and need sincerity, honesty, and care for the subjects they are being taught. This multidimensional …

Are We Doing Recess Right? A New Tool Can Help

Tip 1: Don’t Overlook the Power of Recess to Boost Social, Emotional, and Academic Skills<p>High-quality recess doesn’t just give students an …

Teaching

12 SIMPLE TRICKS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER

1. LOOK AT THE LIGHT<p>It’s no secret that photography and lighting go hand in hand. Without some form of light, it would be impossible to photograph. …

Shutter Speed

7 Lightroom Secrets Photographer Pierre Lambert Says Will “Change Your Editing Life”

Here’s a great new video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert with his best Lightroom tips and tricks that he says will make a huge difference in how …

Tutorials

Finland’s Education System: The Journey to Success

When Finnish students scored amongst the top in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA, a very influential international assessment …

Education

10 Simple Phrases Emotionally Intelligent People Know How to Use

Each of these phrases will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>As humans, we're emotional creatures. We may use logic and intelligence to help us figure out what to do, but if our feelings and emotions aren't engaged, we won't be motivated to do it. In contrast, those same …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Ideas for Literacy Centers

Empirical research informs us that students retain more information when performing hands-on tasks and getting actively involved in the learning …

Teaching

How to Send Better Professional Emails and Texts

Consider the sheer volume of emails and text messages you send each day. Have you ever considered the impact electronic messages have on your …

Communicate

5 Habits of Highly Mindful People

Mindfulness is more than meditation and staying in the present -- and can make you more successful.<p>Why do some people seem to handle challenges with grace and ease while other crumble under stress? A growing body of research points to mindfulness as the answer. Put simply, mindfulness is, "the act …

Mindfulness

17 Brilliantly Inspirational Quotes That Will Help Guide You Through Your Week

Let's face it, there are times when work is just plain stressful and overwhelming. These brilliant and inspiring words of wisdom will help you get through the tough times.<p>All of us feel anxiety and stress on the job when we are pressured to do something outside of our comfort zone -- that moment …

Motivation