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March 16, 2014

It's Time to Celebrate Schools

In the U.S. we don't usually celebrate schools at the national level, but in New Zealand they are celebrating through the Festival of Education.

February 25, 2014

Teaching Students About Other Cultures...and Their Own

The state of Hawaii has a great program that teaches young children about their own culture. It's a program we could all learn from these days.

January 30, 2014

Building a Better Brain Before Children Enter School

Building a healthy foundation is vitally important for a student's growth, but we know that happens before children ever step foot into school, and the Alberta Family Initiative has a great video to highlight the process.

January 26, 2014

We Need More Dialogue & Less Monologue From Secretary Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has spent most of his time as secretary saying the public education system is failing, and it really needs to stop.

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

January 02, 2014

Educators Need More Than Memos & Mandates in 2014

NY State Education Commissioner John King has sent out memo after memo in 2013 explaining what he meant...public education deserves more than a memo.

December 06, 2013

Flipping Parent Conferences?

Unfortunately, with our present accountability system that focuses on numbers more than social-emotional learning, conferences are at risk of focusing more on what children can't do rather than what they can. Flipping the conference can lead to a more positive outcome.

October 26, 2013

New Forums Scheduled, But N.Y. State Commissioner Pressured To Step Down

NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?

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 02, 2013

Are Sports Good or Bad for Schools?

Is the U.S.'s obsession with sports hurt our academic standing around the world?

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