Grandmother, Sandra Vitone; mother, Arathea Booth; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Dunn, with pool and palm tree backdrop. Marshallville, Ohio 2009 Joseph Vitone (b.1954,USA) is a documentary fine art photographer and educator living in Austin, Texas. His work consists of large format portraiture and landscape in the United States as well as panoramic and other views examining […]
At Jacobin, Dan Clawson writes No More Backroom Deals. Clawson is a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and is co-chair of the MTA’s education policy committee. An excerpt: To the casual observer, Massachusetts may seem like an unlikely place to open up a new front in the assault on teachers. Show More Summary
Rudd I'm imagining coming in to work tomorrow morning to find out the president of my university has cut a deal with some Wall Street investors to give space in our department to sell a corporate freak show packaged as a teacher education program. Show More Summary
A clip:...The Mismeasure of Education is a conceptually wide-ranging, empirically detailed, and methodologically innovative approach to addressing persistent challenges of education reform and the current climate of high-stakes testing. Show More Summary
Michigan Citizen: In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 the State of Michigan has no legal obligation to provide a quality public education to students in the struggling Highland Park School District. Show More Summary
Those familiar with the cute educational series Schoolhouse Rock and the video “I’m just a bill” will die laughing at this new skit from Saturday Night Live. In it, “Bill” tries to
Want to perfect the perfect bl0w wave for party season? Below, Schwarzkopf’s National Technical Educator Grant Withnell shows us how: GET THE LOOK: 1....
Here's a great argument for school choice from the bankrupt city of Stockton, California. Watch above as physical education teacher drags and pushes a 14-year-old girl into a swimming pool. Some details via California's News 10 ABC: A...Show More Summary
The current factory model of schooling – with its time-based, bell-curved grading system – will undermine all of our efforts to personalize education. – Tom Vander Ark (from The Shift From Cohorts to Competency) Download this file: png pptx key Image credit: battered conveyor belt, sharyn morrow See also my other slides, my Pinterest collection, [...]
Saturday Night Live's cold open last night brought us all back to the beloved Saturday morning Schoolhouse Rock educational short cartoons that educated us on science, history, grammar, and government. This time it was the familiar "I'm Only a Bill"...
Social Security reforms, tax breaks, and better access to affordable loans won't do nearly as much to solve our biggest money problems as educating our kids about money will.
"Saturday Night Live" transported everyone back to their childhoods last night when it took on the classic educational program "Schoolhouse Rock!" for its cold open. The show spoofed the favorite "I'm Just A Bill" segment (because who doesn't love that song?) to comment on President Obama's immigration reform. Show More Summary
An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (via the always-excellent Mind Hacks) argues cogently that as a new torrent of data about the brain looms, we need to ensure that it is balanced by a corresponding development in theory. That must surely be right: but I wonder whether the torrent of new information is […]
In the last year or two educators have started to publicly speak up about the negative consequences of standardized test-based school reform and the privatization of public education. Troy LaRaviere is one of them. He is the principal of Chicago’s Blaine Elementary School and a leader of the Administrators Alliance for Proven Policy and Legislation […]
PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel is known for his contrarian streak and controversial opinions on topics like college education (it's a waste) and the 1960s (when hippies caused America's decline). As managing partner of the Founders Fund...Show More Summary
“In democracies it is by no means the case that all who cultivate literature have received a literary education, and most of those who have some acquaintance with good writing go into politics or adopt some profession which leaves only short, stolen hours for the pleasures of the mind. They therefore do not make such […]
On Friday, November 21, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) rendered its final decisions in on the new Social Studies instructional materials up for adoption. Following a contentious multi-month process fraught with attacks from...Show More Summary
For all that he's a regent of the University of California, Gov. Jerry Brown is not an expert on academia or modern trends in higher education. What he brings to the deliberations over UC's budget isn't the perspective of a visionary seeking to maintain and build on the university's...
Bildungsroman: a coming-of-age story dealing with one person’s formative years or spiritual education “Bildungsroman” is a 2-minute personal project produced and directed by Barcelona-based art director Gerardo del Hierro (with music from Fernando Rodriguez). Show More Summary
We’re spending way too much time focusing on who is “winning” and “losing” debates over education, and not enough on implementing proven solutions.