In school communities, there are almost always differences of opinions that become hotly contested. We can and must be smarter and not overlook the 'other side'.
No matter the federal decision, let's join as educators and advocate that rights assured remain. These are our children.
What is essential about this type of learning is that it is not only the basis for preparation for college and career; it is the basis for how science, technology, engineering, and math live in the world beyond academia.
Before deciding whether guns have a place in schools, it is best we come to agree on what question and what threat guns in schools is answering and solving.
Action not only makes a difference in others, it fuels the actors with hope and purpose.
Guest bloggers Tamara Spiewak Toub, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, & Roberta Golinkoff encourage families, educators, and policymakers to make spatial skills a key part of all discussions of early STEM development.
This is a moment in our history when educators must show up and demonstrate what public education is about. It is not about quieting voices.
The job of teaching ethics now belongs to everyone who comes in contact with children.
Even if speaking up and fighting against vouchers is your calling ( and we need voices doing that) , it is still worth looking inward.
In order to understand the business of bias and race, we have to begin to understand how deeply it is woven into the practices of our society.