Equity

Culture

What Busta, Jay-Z, and Biggie Rapping in the Cafeteria Teaches us about Education

In case there was ever a doubt as to just how much learning happens beyond classroom time, listen to this…
Equity

Improve Literacy Skills by Focusing on Speaking

I love this speaker series by AERA that features mini-lectures by education researchers.  In this video, Dr. Young-Suk Kim makes…
Arts + Letters

Libraries as Lifelines

Libraries are the other public education system.  In many ways, they have the potential to do things that public schools…
Equity

Education, Jefferson’s Essential Protection Against Tyranny

In 1778, Thomas Jefferson wrote that education was essential to fight the slow fall of government into tyranny.  A powerful…
Curriculum

Masterful Pre-K Teacher, Just Beautiful

Central Park East 1 has been the subject of many studies over the years for its culture of creativity and…
Equity

Failing Systems, Complex Fix

Love this brief talk by Dr. Kara S. Finnigan at University of Rochester.  She talks about the pitfall of trying to…
Equity

Cafeteria Food & Race

Listen to this episode Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast series Revisionist History, where he looks at how two universities’ decisions to serve particular…
Charter Schools

A Defense of Charter Schools

Charter schools received much criticism over the last several years–most recently by John Oliver in a viral segment–as the Obama…
Arts + Letters

Speaking Academese

“I think you are probably confused about a lot of stuff. This is my second year of teaching.” He paused.…
Equity

Food for the Brain–Really

We don’t talk enough about nutrition in education.  I don’t mean nutrition curricula, which is also important.  I mean we…
Equity

How Other Countries Word the Right to Education

In the U.S., education is not a right guaranteed by the Constitution, believe it or not.  Most other countries to…
Assessment

What to Make of Rise in Test Scores? Top Ed Leaders Differ [via WNYC]

Test scores continue to be the main way we talk about education progress.  That’s a problem.  Talk to experts in…
Charter Schools

Heartbreaking Glimpse Inside Detroit’s Schools

Detroit Public Schools have become a powerful cautionary tale for many in education.  The idea that a major school system…
Assessment

Money Won’t Keep Teachers in Schools [via The Atlantic]

I have many friends and former students who are or have been classroom teachers.  It’s not usually the pay that…
Equity

Carlos’s Story Explains Why Ed Reform Cannot Focus on Academics Alone

Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast presents a single story, with subtle twits and turns that reveal to listeners why equitable education demands…
Equity

Set To Stun [via HuffPo]

Children are being Tasered by school-based police officers. No one knows how often it’s happening or what impact it’s having…
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