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January 16, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Understood Poverty and So Do Teachers

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.

January 08, 2013

The Real Issue Isn't Common Core; It's Common Implementation

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

December 27, 2012

Grading My 2012 Predictions

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

December 21, 2012

Courage in the Face of Fire

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.

December 19, 2012

Teachers Deserve Higher Salaries With Those Standards

For the last decade, the salaries of teachers have increased only 3.4 per cent when you factor in inflation. It is time to prioritize higher salaries with those higher standards.

November 26, 2012

Paying Attention to Teachers' Working Conditions

If teachers' working conditions are students' learning conditions, it is time for all states to follow the lead of Kentucky and North Carolina by administering the Teacher Working Conditions Survey to all educators.

November 16, 2012

Preparing Students for Today's and Tomorrow's Jobs

Change the Equation launches the "iON Future" online learning games on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to inform and encourage students to consider STEM careers.

November 08, 2012

Teacher Bashing Is a Loser

Across America, the final votes are being counted and recounted, but we can be sure of one result that will not change: bashing teachers is not a winning proposition in this country. American voters still believe in those teachers that helped shape their lives and that are doing the same for their c...

November 02, 2012

Let Your Students Vote

Our students need to be college, career , and citizenship ready. There is no better opportunity to teach our students the core of citizenship in a democracy than to involve them in the election process. Voting is a fundamental right and should be exercised by everyone. Let's create the behavior patt...

February 27, 2012

Stop Punishing Children with Their Education

I hope you were as alarmed as I was when you read the recent Washington Post article on the increasing numbers of young children being suspended from school. We are sending the wrong message to these students--a message that diminishes the value of education. When it comes to creating discipline sys...

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