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Superintendents to schools: Stop fighting over Common Core

Superintendents said the battle over the Common Core standards is having a negative impact on their schools.<p>While the superintendents largely agreed …

Rethinking High Schools: Past Efforts Should Inform New Models | Center on Reinventing Public Education

Pundits on the left and right have criticized Laurene Powell Jobs’ new $50 million initiative to develop new high school models. Some say earlier …

Nietzsche on the Journey of Becoming and What It Means to Be a Free Spirit

“…become master over yourself, master of your own good qualities… acquire power over your aye and no and learn to hold and withhold them in accordance with your higher aims…”<p><i>“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”</i> <b>Friedrich Nietzsche</b> (October 15, …

25 Best Things to Do in New York

New York may be ever-changing, but when it comes to can't-miss cultural experiences, the classics always win out.<p>Whether you're a local realizing you've yet to fully explore the city or an out-of-towner who doesn't know the Met from the MoMA, these quintessential stops will help you catch a glimpse …

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The business school-trained are taking on education — but what about the teachers and students?

<b>(AP/Seth Wenig)</b><p>Limiting ourselves to technical and methodological solutions to the problems in education misses the point<p>Megan Erickson<p>September 27, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Class War: The Privatization of Childhood” (Jacobin series)<p>A year ago, at professional development training, I was …

Education

How Finland built the world's most admired education system

LanguageUndefinedTemplate: Mid-advancedAuthor: Richard TrenchardTags: future of educationvideoArticle content: Finland is feted and envied by …

5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie.<p>Hattie directs the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University …

Pedagogy

‘Cicero on Living a Stoic Life’ by John Sellars

Cicero on Living a Stoic Life By John Sellars What is involved in living a Stoic life? In his book On Duties (1.107 ff.) the Roman statesman and …

Priorities for a Progressive Education Agenda

Today Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan describe what their priorities for a progressive education agenda.

12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015

Few things are more satisfying than finally getting your hands on a book you’ve been meaning to read. In 2015, you’re going to want to make room in …

Julianna Krueger Dauble: My Statement of Professional Conscience

<b>By Julianna Krueger Dauble.</b><p><i>This statement was delivered to the Renton School District Board of Education on Wednesday, January 28. (see details here.)</i><p>…

Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: New Year’s Resolutions from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

At the outset of each new year, humanity sets out to better itself as we resolve to eradicate our unhealthy habits and cultivate healthy ones. But while the most typical New Year’s resolutions tend to be about bodily health, the most meaningful ones aim at a deeper kind of health through the …

A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Two-generation programs focus on improving education for children and job opportunities for parents at the same time.<p>ATLANTA—This neighborhood south of downtown is bleak, with empty parking lots fenced in by barbed wire, and skeletons of buildings covered in graffiti.<p>Many of the people walking the …

Evolution of a messiah: The story behind Christianity’s founding trauma

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The story we all know about Jesus’ crucifixion has taken many forms over the years. Here’s how it all began<p>David M. Carr<p>November 30, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Holy Resilience: The Bible’s Traumatic Origins”<p>It was a spectacular late summer morning in New York City. I was at a …

Albert Camus’s Beautiful Letter of Gratitude to His Childhood Teacher After Winning the Nobel Prize

Few things are more heartwarming than bearing witness to one human being expressing deep gratitude for the profound, course-altering impact another has played in her or his life. Take, for instance, Bukowski’s magnificent letter to the man who helped him quit his soul-sucking day job and become a …

New Paradigm for Accountability: Can We Get Beyond Measure to Manage?

<b>By Anthony Cody.</b><p>When I visited the Gates Foundation a few years ago, one phrase stuck with me. “You can only manage what you can measure,” I was …

Getting to “All Means All”

Research Stories<p>Getting to “All Means All”<p>Eight steps to building an education system that delivers on the promise of excellence and equity<p>By: Bari …

John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

<i>“Do not feel absolutely certain of anything,”</i> philosopher Bertrand Russell instructed in the first of his ten timeless commandments of teaching and learning in 1951. And yet formal education, today as much as then, is for the most part a toxic byproduct of industrialism based on the blind …

The Myth Behind Public School Failure

Until about 1980, America’s public schoolteachers were iconic everyday heroes painted with a kind of Norman Rockwell patina—generally respected …

Education

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Thomas Piketty Is Right About the Past and Wrong About the Future

Capital in the 21st Century deserves all of its praise, but it should not serve as gospel on inequality.<p>Once in a great while, a heavy academic tome dominates for a time the policy debate and, despite bristling with footnotes, shows up on the best-seller list. Thomas Piketty’s <i>Capital in the</i> …

7 Things You Need to Know About Your Local Public School

Our public schools are the last real space where people from different classes and different walks of life come together to learn, to share ideas, …

The Problem with Choice

We Americans love choice. Just look at the cereal aisle in Giant Eagle. You could choose a different box every day of the month and still have more …

Look at the stats: America resembles a poor country

<b>(Arman Zhenikeyev via Shutterstock)</b><p>We’re number one, sure, but in things like early onset diabetes and per capita incarceration<p>CJ Werleman<p>December 10, 2013 4:43pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Last week, President Obama gave one of the most important speeches of his presidency …