Parent and early childhood educator Jamila Carter warns that the emphasis on strict discipline and control in urban schools can stifle kids’ creativity and natural desire to learn.
Researcher Joanne Golann tells the EduShyster (Jennifer Berkshire) that no-excuses charters are teaching low-income students to defer to authority and hold back their opinions—the opposite of what they’ll need to succeed in college and life.
An artist’s representation of how different people are involved in bullying.
Jennifer Berkshire (EduShyster) talks to Education Cities’ Ethan Gray about the new Education Equality Index, and challenges him to accompany her to the #1 gap-closing city in the USA: Omaha, Nebraska. (Spoiler alert: he accepts!)
Students are told from a young age that the only way to get ahead is to go to college. And that’s bad advice, says writer Neil Swidey, in an interview with Jennifer Berkshire.
Education changes lives and minds of people. Ken Goldstein asks you to join him in making the stride to increase opportunities of learning.
If schools produce dramatic gains but leave students feeling scared, and scarred, are they still successful? An eighth grader poses some tough questions…
It is important to have a clear school policy on pupil phone use, to inform parents about this and to explain the reasoning behind it.
Donovan Livingston’s speech in poem form recounts the difficulties black Americans have historically faced seeking an education.
Imagine a school with no year levels or set curriculum – could it work?
Bullying leads to both short-term and long-term adverse consequences.
Learning is only enjoyable when you remember to have fun with it.
Dads, you can make a difference in learning and development for your children when they read with you.
If we can begin to have some casual conversations about what we take for granted we can come to a place where we see life for the wonderment that it is.
Giving classroom teachers time to reflect on their craft, offer students meaningful feedback, and plan awesomely grand lessons will require a radical change to the status quo.
Middle school teacher, Wisdom Amouzou, shared with his students an emotionally traumatic story from his past. The result? Healing and empowerment for all.