Alex Baron, resident principal of E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in the District of Columbia, takes over the blog today to explore why on earth students hate school so much.
While I'm away on my regular summer sabbatical, Straight Up has a stellar lineup of guests who've kindly agreed to step in.
The November elections, slightly more than three months away, could be the most momentous for education in American history.
Louise Dubé, the executive director of iCivics, talks to Rick about efforts to revitalize civics education, its challenges, and why it's imperative for the United States to do so.
Civics ed. should be about producing more citizens, community leaders, and public officials who argue respectfully, forge bonds of trust, build new institutions, and find ways to revitalize and repair what seems to be broken.
President Trump's comments on opening schools boost the odds that reopening—like mask-wearing—will be yanked into the culture wars.
Chandra Pemmasani, CEO of UWorld, a company that has prepared more than 2 million students for standardized tests, talks to Rick about addressing the challenges of high-stakes testing.
Young kids are filled with curiosity, so I wonder why we design schools that seem intent on taking that hard-wired fascination with the world and stomping it flat.
The segregationist naming of schools for those who took up arms against the nation to defend human bondage is not reflective of the values we want our kids to learn.
Getting remote education right involves more than training and better tech; it requires tackling the way we organize instruction.