With the National Research Council's recent report on 21st Century skills and deeper learning and the formation of the Congressional 21st Century Skills Caucus, the education and business community are uniting behind this movement to assure students of a relevant and purposeful education.

The MetLife American Teacher Survey presented insight into the problems with teacher job satisfaction, and the frustration that is building with the bureaucratic intrusions into the demands on teachers today.

Dancing Classrooms is more than teaching children ballroom dancing. It is a program that teaches leadership, confidence, respect, acceptance, as well as strengthens self-esteem.

Deb Shoemaker, an art therapist, makes a persuasive argument why schools should be gun-free, but enhanced with art therapy to care for students suffering from mental illnesses.

Today is the day all teachers stand with those at Garfield High School in Seattle,Washington in their refusal to administer the MAP test. This is ground zero for the civil disobedience that we will see across the nation as teachers expose the misuses of testing.

Teachers understand that there are two kinds of poor children, those with social capital and those without. As we celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. and the inauguration of President Obama, we need to focus on ending poverty for all children.

Alan Blankstein, president and founder of HOPE Foundation, offers his ideas about the implementation of the Common Core, and it starts with readiness.

As we begin 2013, I offer ten predictions that involve education policy, practice, and politics.

As we come to the end of 2012, I reviewed the predictions I made a year ago and graded them.

Alan Blankstein, president and founder of the HOPE Foundation, provides insightful words that reflect on the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School and offer comfort for the present and a challenge to change our future.


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