Education

Actually, Betsy DeVos, There Is Such A Thing As A Free Lunch

For many children, that free lunch at school is the only meal they will eat that day.<p>When Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, she began her remarks with a brief introduction.<p>“I’m Betsy DeVos. You may have heard some of the …

Betsy DeVos

Students to be offered university degrees over two years

Students studying in the UK will now be offered two-year degrees under plans outlined by education ministers on Friday.<p>Universities will now be given the option of providing fast-track courses, enabling them to raise tuition fees upwards of £13,000 a year.<p>The new degrees would mean that students …

Higher Education

A Teacher Explains Formative Assessments

« For Teachers Who Feel 'Caged in,' a New Course Gives Strategies on Busting Out | Main<p>There's a lot of confusion about what formative assessments …

Pedagogy

What Do I Tell My Son Who Wants To Become A Teacher?

We are in an era when public education is increasing not being valued.<p>My son is a college freshman studying to be a teacher. While I may be a little biased, he is smart, talented, and he loves working with young people. He spent his winter break volunteering his time to work with middle school …

Education Reform

Education secretary criticizes professors as telling students 'what to think'

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos offered few details of her views on higher education during her confirmation hearings.<p>But on Thursday, in a speech at …

Higher Education

Germany Providing Tuition-Free College As US Struggles

A student naps in a lecture hall at the Freie Universität, Berlin, Jan. 13, 2003.As the costs of going to college mount in the United States, a new …

Higher Education

If You Want to Prevent Dementia, Here's What To Know

You've heard the saying before: “use it or lose it.” Studies show that people who utilize their brains more—by furthering their education, learning a …

Longevity

Report: How Charter Schools Are Used to Hide Dropouts and Game the Educational System

Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla., was ranked among the nation’s top 1,000 schools by U.S. News and World Report last year. It offers more than …

Charter Schools

President Trump, My Trans Daughter Deserves Fairness and Respect, Not Intolerance and Hate

Ginger Clifton’s daughter Kylie, 14, is about to start her freshman year. Why, Ginger asks, doesn’t the Trump administration believe trans children “deserve a learning environment that emphasizes their safety and privacy”?<p>Even though it’s been two days since I heard what the White House officially …

LGBTQ

Deconstructing Jimmy Page’s Riff to Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”

“Kashmir” is one of the best-known songs in Led Zeppelin’s catalog. The track first appeared on their sixth album, 1975’s <i>Physical Graffiti</i>, and …

Guitar Lessons

Teaching Computer Science Without Computers

In Finland, students can learn the basics with a set of knitting needles.<p>The Finns are pretty bemused by Americans’ preoccupation with whether to put iPads in every classroom. If a tablet would enhance learning, great. If it wouldn’t, skip it. Move on. The whole thing is a little …

Finland

Betsy DeVos says First Amendment rights are being threatened on college campuses

DeVos said university professors are telling people what to do and what to think.<p>After going through a confirmation battle and saying nary a word …

Betsy DeVos

Tests of ideology—beloved by Mao and Stalin—are heading toward reality on university campuses

Universities may be—or at least pretend to be—politically neutral. Their staff rooms sure aren’t.<p>Under the rising but already controversy-laden administration of US president Donald Trump, and in the wake of other global political shake-ups in the past year such as Britain’s decision to leave the …

Higher Education

I’m a British academic, but no longer feel welcome in the UK

My partner and I have been separated for years by the government’s net migration policy – and Brexit is the last straw. I’m leaving for Europe<p>Much has been written about the possible brain drain among European nationals following the Brexit vote. A huge 76% of European academics are thinking about …

Higher Education

Professors aren't indoctrinating students, but some Republicans wish they would

"I am now ashamed of my time at LSU with this type of biased writing coming out of the [mass communication] department," a peeved reader wrote in an …

Higher Education

Senate Bill 61 introduces Colorado to the Trump-DeVos education agenda

Anya Semenoff, Denver Post fileA student works on a project at Stargate School in Thornton, one of 238 charter schools in Colorado.<b>By Kerrie</i> …

Charter Schools

Why did Trump's government reverse transgender rights?

Mona Chalabi attempts to answer your questions about the motivation behind this week’s decision to reverse protections for transgender students<p>Hello, I hope you are doing OK. If you are an undocumented immigrant, a Native American or a transgender student I’m guessing that you have had a tough week.<p>…

U.S. Dept. of Education

Report Reveals the Worst of the Worst Colleges for Free Speech

As high school students search for a college to attend, a report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has come up with a …

Higher Education

Education's DeVos, unions need to find way to bridge divide and work together

OPINION | Kids future at stake in midst of political disagreement

Betsy DeVos

Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual reality is a powerful, low-cost, easy-to-access resource for teachers. You can create deep, meaningful learning experiences for students with …

Virtual Reality

Why We ALL Need to Be Activists Right Now

In her new op-ed column, Lauren Duca breaks down the importance of resistance.<p><i>Thigh-High Politics is an op-ed column by</i> Teen Vogue <i>writer Lauren Duca that breaks down the news, provides resources for the resistance, and just generally refuses to accept toxic nonsense.</i><p>Way too many Americans think …

Betsy DeVos

3 Reasons a Master's Degree Would've Been a Waste of My Time and Money

Why not having time or money helped me.<p>I'm a self-proclaimed nerd who loves to learn. For the longest time, I wanted a Master's degree. Not only would I learn more, but I'd probably end up making more money too, right?<p>There were just two problems: I didn't have the time or the money. Then, I …

What Students Want Their Professors To Know About Edtech

Meaghan Markey prefers to take notes with her laptop in class, so she was surprised—and a bit frustrated—to find several of her professors at …

Higher Education

Voice Is Only Effective If Someone Listens

I have been writing in social media about education and changes in education for about a decade at this point in time. One of my observations, as I …

Education Technology

An inside, outside election season for L.A. teachers union

For Los Angeles teachers, the current political season packs a one-two punch.<p>On Monday, ballots are counted to determine who will lead their union. Just over a week later, voters decide on three pivotal L.A. school board seats.<p>Both results will be important not just for future negotiations over …

Charter Schools

A Sociologist Looks at the Failure of the For-Profits and the Rise of Trump

André Chung for The Chronicle<p>Tressie McMillan Cottom, an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth U., offers a novel perspective on …

Higher Education

How To Study | Learning Strategies Center

The Key to a Good Semester–The Big Picture<p>The Key to Tests<p>The Key to Problem-Solving Tests<p>The Key to Good Notes<p>The Best Test Prep Structure<p>The Key to …

Study Skills

A Setback for Transgender Rights With a Silver Lining

Now that the Trump administration has reversed the Department of Education policy on transgender bathroom use, the Supreme Court will probably dismiss the case it’s hearing on the matter rather than issue a decision. But even if that happens -- and it isn’t 100 percent certain -- the result may be …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Where retirees can find continuing-ed classes

<b>Question: I would like to hear about resources for continuing education. For instance, I would be interested in taking a college-level class on introductory Shakespeare or one on psychology, but finding all that is offered and distinguishing between the strengths and weaknesses of the offerings is</b> …

Retirement

How teachers see parents can influence their kids

A dim view of parents or their school involvement can affect how a teacher treats a student. New training could improve teacher-parent relations, …

Parenting