Alan Blankstein, CEO and Founder of the HOPE Foundation, is back with a guest blog. Today he describes real reform that is sustainable because it focuses on collaboration not confrontation. "Faulty evidence and unwarranted claims." Not the strongest foundation for a major push of government policy...
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October 12, 2012
September 28, 2012
A common-standards advocate argues that many aspects of American education will have to change if schooling is to fully reflect the new expectations.
September 25, 2012
The NSF is awarding $7.4 million for a project to promote improved STEM education in nine Baltimore elementary schools.
September 24, 2012
Paul Tough takes on the enormous question of How Children Succeed in his new book. In a well-produced long interview with Ira Glass, Tough said, "We don't teach the most important skills," a list that includes "persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence."
September 22, 2012
I have been invited to lead or participate in presentations around selection, strategic compensation, and performance management at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) 74th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois October 31 through November 3. AASPA is the only HR-educ...
September 21, 2012
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has a long standing reputation in the education community for providing quality news, media, material, and more for engaged learning. Today, PBS is leveraging front-edge tech -- the flipped classroom, learning playlists, online professional development, games, and more -- to research and refine quality content and delivery of learning for students, parents, and educators. Here are four ways PBS is innovating for students futures.
August 27, 2012
Although spring is the traditional time for job fairs, fall is grad school fair season. Whether graduate school plans are at the top of your mind or just a thought at this point in your academic career, it is important to consider the benefits of attending your campus or community's upcoming gradua...
August 21, 2012
The private grants in Washington state will support a variety of initiatives to improve STEM learning.
August 16, 2012
Climate-change education in schools and communities is getting a boost from a new set of grants from the National Science Foundation.
August 08, 2012
A New Jersey survey indicates technology companies in that state are hesitant to hire recent college graduates because of concerns about how much it will cost to train them.