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January 08, 2014

10 Years of No Name-Calling, One Week at a Time...

GLSEN's No Name Calling Week celebrates its tenth anniversary and provides schools with the opportunity to create a more inclusive environment where ideas are respected and name calling is not.

January 07, 2014

All Students Deserve a Time to Thrive

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is having their inaugural national conference to focus on how all students can find their time thrive.

December 20, 2013

Why Does Jack Have to Change?

Jack doesn't act like "other boys" and the adults around him want Jack to change. Why is that Jack's problem?

November 05, 2013

Same End In Mind...Different Means To Get There?

Education doesn't need fixing in all parts of the United States but it does need strengthening and it will take all parties to get us there.

November 03, 2013

Tracking Student Discipline

In our present era of accountability schools have been given the task of collecting data on students, and some of that data has to do with student discipline. How much is too much?

October 19, 2013

A Community Effort to Improve Literacy

When it comes to literacy, everyone has a stake in how well our students read and use language, and some citizens are trying to collectively figure out how they can improve literacy in their communities.

October 16, 2013

Live Free or Die...But Don't Play Tag!

Recently, some schools banned tag while others banned balls and post-game handshakes. Have some adults in school lost all common sense?

October 13, 2013

Five Things Most People Don't Know About Poverty & Student Achievement

Eric Jensen wants teachers to know that, even in the case of poverty, they can help students achieve to their fullest potential.

October 11, 2013

State Assessments Tell Schools, Students and Parents Nothing

Assessments are supposed to help students learn their strengths and weaknesses, but state assessment results only come as a number for schools, which makes them useless.

October 08, 2013

NBC's Education Nation Is Different When You're Here

NBC's Education Nation is focusing on some hot topics this year, and hopefully there will be open dialogue so that it can hit its fullest potential.

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