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U.S. Enrollment Trends in Pre-K-8: What They Mean for Your Company

Many Western and Southern states are projected to see dramatic surges in enrollment in pre-kindergarten through grade 8 over the next decade, topped …

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Some Top U.S. Educators Went to Finland. Their Big Takeaway: Empower Teachers

Five state teachers of the year traveled to Finland to learn about the country's new national curriculum and the Finns' ways of teaching and learning.


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Best Education Podcasts 2017

Podcasting is on the rise in terms of both popularity and creativity. According to Edison Research, 40 percent of people age 12 or older have …


Helping Students Search for Truth in an Era of ‘Fake News’ | Front & Central

<i>“What is true and what is false?”</i><p>This reads like a driving question for a unit of study in social studies. But in the current political climate, many …


5 Principles of a Successful Digital Transition | Front & Central

All across the country, school districts are adapting to digital curriculum to give their students the competitive edge they will need once they …


Jobs and Our Future Workforce, Part One

I grew up in a company town. Copper was king and our little town, and other little towns throughout Arizona, depended on one company. That business …

Teachers Spend Hundreds of Dollars a Year on School Supplies. That's a Problem.

First Person<p>—Image courtesy of Ann Ness.<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>Last week, the courageous Oklahoma elementary teacher Teresa …


Prayer at a public school staff meeting?

<b>Q:</b> <b>Last week was the staff’s first day back at work to start the new school year. Of course, we had a staff meeting, and the principal began by asking</b> …


The pedagogy of poverty versus good teaching

<i>It will be formidably difficult to institutionalize new forms of pedagogy for the children of poverty, but it is worthwhile to define and describe</i> …


William Mathis: What achievement tests tell us

<i>Editor’s note: This commentary is by William J. Mathis, who is the managing director of the National Education Policy Center and vice chair of the</i> …


National poll finds waning support for charter schools

The Education Next poll didn't look at state-level results, but recent developments in Georgia support the findings


A network of leaders for great public schools.

What Is An Education City?<p>An Education City is an aspiration – a vision for the future where all children can access great public schools. The …


When Privatization Means Segregation: Setting the Record Straight on School Vouchers

In recent weeks, the issue of private school vouchers has taken center stage in debates over the future of American education. Policy proposals to …


Want a Better Future? Teach Evidence and Empathy!

“Support our troops,” read a leaflet my children brought home from school in their backpacks in January 1991. It was message prepared by the American Legion as a call to participate in a rally they were sponsoring. We had just moved to Baldwin, NY and First Gulf War had just begun. We were aghast …


The Complications of State-level Education Policymaking – by Andy Smarick

With the US Department of Education now approving state ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plans, attention turns to those plans’ contents. This …


Thinking About Pulling Your Kid from Public School? Read This First! | Times Square Chronicles

Thinking About Pulling Your Kid from Public School? Read This First!<p>Are you thinking about removing your children from public school? It is not an …

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30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do--only that you will be …


Finland Is Getting Education Right, And We Should Take Notes

All work and no play is not a concept in Finland — at least not in their schools — and their children are thriving. So much so that Finland is home …


How Students' Brains Are in Danger on the Field

Recent research makes clear the drastic effects of head injuries on young athletes, and advocates are asking states and schools to do more.<p>When Olivia Hayward was smacked to the ground during an especially scrappy soccer game, she didn’t worry about her head. It was her wrist that seemed off. A …


This ALEC state report card speaks volumes about Betsy DeVos’s education agenda

Quoting from the late British Prime Minister Margaret “Iron Lady” Thatcher, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently said that there is “no such thing” as society, trashed the federal government and hailed the spread of school “choice.” She was speaking at the annual conference of the American …


What happens when a regular high school decides no student is a lost cause?

SEQUIM, Wash. — Brandan started it. He chucked an orange at Mason, who grabbed it and threw it back across the classroom.<p>Zak, who’d been in a funk, …


Test-Based Accountability – Smokescreen for Cowardly Politicians and Unscrupulous Corporations

Education should be in the hands of parents and educators and should not be a “for profit” endeavor.gadflyonthewallblog<b></b>There is no single education …


Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12 - Education Week

If you are interested in attending a highly beneficial conference during the fall of 2017, then you should consider attending one or more of the …


Apple Classroom of Tomorrow: A Glimpse into the Past

Apple Classroom of Tomorrow (ACOT) began in 1985 with three classrooms in which every student had access to a desktop computer at school and at home. …


Public Support for Charter Schools Plummets, Poll Finds

Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>President Donald Trump’s vocal support for charter schools and private-school vouchers has had some …