Equity

Which countries must do more to help children who fall behind at school? [via The Conversation]

Many of the world’s leading economies can do more to help struggling teenagers to get a better level of education…

Desegregating Baltimore City Schools

Hear about the complexity of desegregating Baltimore schools in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education from the people…

The Fifth-Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back Into History Books [via YES Magazine]

Love it. Inquiry-driven, project-based, real-world. Leslie Hiatt’s fifth-graders are no strangers to politics. Seeking to empower children as agents of…

Common Core Regrets? [via NYTimes]

In response to Diane Ravitch’s opinion piece in the Times recently, readers offered their take on testing, the state of public…

In Praise of Dewey

This essay falls into the category of Things I’d Wished I’d Written.  It’s a timely piece on education philosopher John…

Education, Equity, and Love

NYU Professor David Kirkland pens this powerful and heartfelt piece on the role of love in real education reform.  It…

An Insightful Essay by a Charter School Critic

Discussions about education often become polarized: us or them, conservative or liberal, rich or poor.  This has been the case…

Why Doesn’t the Constitution Guarantee the Right to Education?

Did you know that public education is not explicitly guaranteed by the Constitution?  Unlike the other countries to whom the…

Spike Lee and Bernie Sanders talk Brooklyn, Equity, and Education

Say what you want about film, politics, or Brooklyn, it’s refreshing to hear two famous people sitting down to talk…

Brown v. Board of Education, the Stamp

The US Postal Service commemorated the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education with a stamp.  The artwork is “The…

This Proposed Lego Set Honors Women In NASA [via HuffPo]

More than 40 American women have flown in space, and many others have worked at NASA as cosmonauts, analysts, researchers…

A Timeline of Racial Injustice in Education

This timeline from RaceForward does a solid job capturing some of the key moments in race and education in the…

Clinton looks to move Democrats away from ‘Education Wars’ [via Hechinger Report]

“When schools get it right, whether they are traditional public schools or public charter schools, let’s figure out what’s working,”…

Genes can have up to 80% influence on students’ academic performance [via The Conversation]

The idea that academic performance is innate might sound innocent, but it can quickly result in educators and officials “writing…

Wrong Answer: In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice

This 2014 piece from the New Yorker tells the story of how a high-stakes accountability movement led to fraud and…

The Secrets of a Good Principal

Last year, the city’s Education Department put into effect its 32-variable equation that looks like a chemical configuration for rocket…
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