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Ron Paul and Obama – Dangerous...

Dec 26, 2011 by

by Donna Garner Ben Barrack has posted a very incriminating piece on Ron Paul:...

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Engage teachers in the educati...

Dec 26, 2011 by

By Tom Watkins - Business owners know you must engage your employees in the change process. Training our adults to be competitive on...

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Texas Elections in a Mess

Dec 24, 2011 by

By Donna Garner   [If I am reading this information correctly that is posted on the Texas Secretary of State’s website, it looks...

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No Child Left Behind? A Promis...

Dec 24, 2011 by

by Martin Haberman On September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia claimed the lives of over 3,000...

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ROOTLESSNESS

Dec 24, 2011 by

Will Fitzhugh The Concord Review - Two of our overriding efforts in Lower Education in recent years have been: 1) raising the low...

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36 more minutes of CPS class t...

Dec 23, 2011 by

Chicago Public Schools students would attend high school an extra 36 minutes a day and homeroom would be a thing of the past under...

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How Will We Read? The Book Mak...

Dec 22, 2011 by

“We are at a very early stage in imagining the future of the book.” — David “Skip” PrichardThe...

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Please help a local public sch...

Dec 21, 2011 by

At their best, what did schools and teachers do for you?   When I ask people this question, they often say things like They helped me...

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After a 13 Year Apprenticeship...

Dec 21, 2011 by

Everyone who attends school learns “what teachers do,” but beyond tradition, few teachers know the “why” of most teaching methods...

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Julia Steiny: A Social-studies...

Dec 21, 2011 by

The all-purpose room at International Charter School (ICS) crackles with excitement. Along the walls are the final exhibitions for...

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Music and the Arts: A New Oper...

Dec 20, 2011 by

I know when I have experienced a miracle:  getting the opportunity to meet Andrew Lloyd Weber in the 1980’s to talk about the talent...

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True Fundamentalism (with an e...

Dec 19, 2011 by

Colin Hannaford - “I think the mystics, like the poets, are amongst the greatest imaginative geniuses who have helped human moral and...

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Michigan charter school debate...

Dec 19, 2011 by

By Tom Watkins - The only adjective that truly matters before the word “school” (be it traditional or charter) is quality. When it...

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The Global Search for Educatio...

Dec 19, 2011 by

Research shows that student outcomes (including student engagement, attendance, retention and academic performance) can be...

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The Assault on Teachers’ Union...

Dec 17, 2011 by

Bipartisan, But Unfounded By Richard D. Kahlenberg Despite scant evidence that collective bargaining is to blame for the problems...

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Meaningful Work

Dec 17, 2011 by

How the History Research Paper Prepares Students for College and Life By Will Fitzhugh Writing a history research paper requires...

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Abandon Scale — and the ...

Dec 16, 2011 by

by RiShawn Biddle - To get a better perspective on why the traditional public school district and the large-scale model of American...

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Rick Hess’ and Mike Petr...

Dec 16, 2011 by

by RiShawn Biddle - These days, your editor is trying to shy away from commenting on the pieces coming from both education...

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Michele Bachmann for President

Dec 16, 2011 by

by Donna Garner   I have not written much about the Republican Presidential candidates since Herman Cain was broadsided by...

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Minnesota charter schools grow...

Dec 16, 2011 by

Joe Nathan – From about 10,000 students to about 39,000, from 100 to more than 2 million. Those are a few of the statistics...

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