International Education

History + Politics

What Underfunding Schools Looks Like

Kudos to the NYTimes for crowdsourcing examples of what underfunding schools looks like. When you hear fast comparisons between US…
Arts + Letters

Why Computer Science Belongs in English Class

Computer science in ELA class? Yes. Especially in ELA! For a few years now, I have been building the case…
Arts + Letters

A Business Case for the Arts in Education

When the founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, was asked about what education should look like, his…
Higher Education

Egypt’s Educational Gambit & What We Can Learn

Egypt’s education minister just spoke hear at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week. It was stunning to hear what they are doing…
Computer Science Education

No Computer Computer Science

Integrating computer science into schools doesn’t necessitate digital devices or computers. Well, eventually, yes. But not to start. See what…
Culture

Why to Stop What You Are Doing And Watch this Education Film (in French, but still…it has subtitles)

If you have never seen this gorgeous documentary about an elementary school teacher in a little school in rural France,…
Administrators

If You’ve Never Seen UNESCO’s Education Plan, You Really Should

UNESCO’s goal for education by 2030 might be summed up as, “Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning…
History + Politics

President Trump on Education

Education is often an issue that politicians have strong feelings about.  In recent decades, education has been framed as in a…
English Language Learning

Eddie Izzard on the Wonders (and Laughs) of Bilingualism

Language isn’t just words, it’s social and cultural.  In education, teaching language (and through language) means taking time to understand…
Assessment

Why Comparing Countries’ Educational Performance Doesn’t Make As Much Sense As You Think

Many other countries to which the U.S. compares itself are 1) much smaller and 2) more centralized.  The U.S. is…
Assessment

So, About those International Test Comparisons

For sure, you have heard that the U.S. is way behind other industrialized nations based on international tests in literacy…
History + Politics

Poet Drops Mic on School System

In this video, poet Prince Ea performs a lyrical indictment of the school system.  He makes some powerful points, to…
Arts + Letters

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum On Liberal Arts Education

Ever since I read her book Not For Profit, I’ve been drawn to University of Chicago professor Martha Nussbaum’s take…
Equity

Those Are Bullet Holes in the Children’s School

This picture shows students in Iraq attending school, the bullet holes in the building a heartbreaking reminder of the risks…
Arts + Letters

Aesthetic Learning through a Child’s Painting

The International Museum of Children’s Art has a fantastic archive of powerful pieces by young people.  This painting of a…
Art

One of Life’s Ultimate Lessons, in Art

This work by artist Adrian Piper shows the phrase “Everything will be taken away” written twenty-five times on a chalkboard.  It…
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