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April 02, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Defends Vulnerable Students

This Supreme Court's overturn of a Gorsuch decision reminds us that adults set limits and settle for the minimum. We can remain in the current practice or create new expectations by opening our own minds. Students deserve much better.

March 26, 2017

Yoga and Mindfulness: Breaking Down Walls

Guest blogger Colin Lieu writes: "At a time where so much focus is placed on building walls - yoga and mindfulness offers pathways for students to realize they can break down walls of their own."

March 16, 2017

Teaching the Power of Words

There are certain speeches and poems and letters with words so well connected that they always move minds and hearts. When and why did we stop requiring students to read, recite, and memorize those words?

March 12, 2017

Schools and the Arts: An Investment in Civilization

Schools' investment in the arts is a contribution to our society and it is important work. The arts are central to the human experience.

March 07, 2017

After Standardized Testing--Then What?

It is important to fight for the reduction of standardized testing required. At the same time educators need the time and energy to spend on developing ways to monitor how students are developing those other skills and capacities.

February 16, 2017

Spatial Skills: A Neglected Dimension of Early STEM Education

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.

February 14, 2017

How Does Silencing Talk About Current Events Educate Students?

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.

February 09, 2017

Six Questions That Counter the Fear of Vouchers

Even if speaking up and fighting against vouchers is your calling ( and we need voices doing that) , it is still worth looking inward.

February 05, 2017

Where Does Homework Fit Into the Big Picture?

No matter whether homework is the opener of the conversation or some other topic is catalytic to a reflection on current practice how things fit into the bigger picture has to be considered.

February 02, 2017

Reimagining American Education

Guest blogger Josh Schachter writes "We will need to develop even greater abilities to listen to each other beyond the political rhetoric, to empathize and collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, hierarchical, and socioeconomic boundaries."

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