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Why Education Reform Hasn’t Worked (in under 2 minutes). Go.

You’ve got to love it when really smart people who really know their stuff can drop knowledge on the spot.…

Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Textbook on “Colored Patriots of the American Revolution” that Should be Studied Today

In 1855, Harriet Beecher Stowe penned an introduction to Colored Patriots of the American Revolution by William C. Nell.  It’s…

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…

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…

Libraries as Lifelines

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Speaking Academese

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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