Schools will have more success in addressing the issues of public education in their school systems (such as student performance, funding, school closures, and bond elections) when there is a strong group of parents who partner with their children's schools as well as with the school system as a whole, says Stephanie Hirsh and Anne Foster.
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April 14, 2014
April 13, 2014
We look for ways to develop perseverance and resilience in our students and ourselves. We work at feeling better, feeling different, not to get caught in the mire. Do we know enough about the dynamics of facing adversity and working our way through it?
April 12, 2014
Saying administrative and financial challenges had become insurmountable, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will scrap its effort to develop advanced certification for principals.
April 10, 2014
We must pay attention to human nature, in our students, in our faculty, staff, and in ourselves. Yet, we may be running headlong into the current changes in education without consideration for the personalities of those adults with whom we work, and the children in their classrooms.
April 09, 2014
"What am I prepared to do to improve all facets of my school?" This is the driving question in Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times by Eric Sheninger, principal of New Milford High School in New Milford, New Jersey.
April 08, 2014
Can we expect teachers who are facing criticism for not teaching to the standards or the changed curriculum, who are not collaborating or learning new information, to listen to even more voices? Will this change behavior or will this serve to shut down more teachers, or worse, leave the opinions of students as the "ace" in the process?
April 06, 2014
The current reality is that black and Hispanic youth are more likely to be suspended, educated in schools with less experienced teachers, and are less likely to take more rigorous classes in high school than their white peers. Although we may acknowledge poverty exists, do we truly know what cost it extracts?
April 04, 2014
Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.
April 03, 2014
We have trivialized play to be an optional activity, relegated to children, and only as an extracurricular activity. What if we understood play to be as important as good nutrition, healthy sleep habits, and mental health?
April 01, 2014
The importance of leadership, equity, children's well-being, and raising academic standards were all on the agenda at Education Week's second annual Leaders To Learn From event.