On my drive to work this morning, I heard a radio story that took my mind totally off the road. NPR reporter Quil Lawrence related that when the new Iraqi parliament convenes soon, 25 percent of its members will be...Read More.
When I think back to middle school, which was Junior High back in the day, two things stand out about my principal, whom I'll call Mr. G. I don't ever remember seeing him smile, but I vividly recall being frightened of his ruler. No, Mr. G. didn't use it to slap our wrists -- that would have...Read More.
My adrenaline was still surging after joining thousands in my town demonstrating against the lay-offs of some of our best teachers at last Thursday's Day of Action to Defend Public Education. My spirits took a dive, however, when I opened my...Read More.
It is Thursday March 4th, "Day of Action to Defend Public Education" here in California and in states across the country. I'm making my way through the crowd of thousands in the massive square in front of City Hall in San...Read More.
Results from what has to be one of the largest surveys of American teachers ever undertaken were released Wednesday. Teacher opinions on everything from merit pay to principal support to professional development revealed some surprising trends. The survey was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda...Read More.
Editor's Note: Don't miss David's dispatch from Day 1.
My second day at the CoSN Conference, also known as Consortium of School Networking, at the Omni Shoreham...Read More.
Editor's Note: Don't miss David's dispatch on Day 2.
Sunday, I camped out at the 9th Annual International Symposium of CoSN, also known as the Consortium of...Read More.
George Lucas, visionary and founder of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, is being honored today by Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving families' experiences with media and entertainment.Read More.
Editor's note: The following call to action was written by Nínive Clements Calegari, who was featured in Edutopia's 2007 Daring Dozen. She is also a member of the George Lucas Educational Foundation's National Advisory Council (GLEF).Read More.