I was recently introduced to FORA.tv, a new Web site that aggregates videos of discussions and debates on interesting political, social, and cultural issues. If your schedule is anything like mine, it's difficult to find the time to travel to a...Read More.
Many people think of public charter schools as a way to increase student achievement and improve our public school system. However, many others believe charters divert resources from traditional public schools and don't meet up to accountability measures.Read More.
Year after year, we debate numerous reforms to improve our educational system. Yet we are continually hampered by the conventions of our thinking about -- well, everything. We fall into the same old trap of tinkering around the margins and trying to reform an education system with an ever-...Read More.
The nation's governors, who met in Washington, DC, in February, voiced their support for educating our students for a globally competitive world. Here's what the recent National Governors Association newsletter reported.Read More.
(Moderator's Note: You may want to read Answering the Call, Part One before reading this post.)
I arrived in Nashville for the Climate Project training on New Year's Day -- what a way to start off the New Year -- making a commitment towards...Read More.
Finally, the message about global warming has come into the mainstream! The world's preeminent scientists and scientific societies are in agreement -- global warming is happening, and we can no longer ignore the signs.Read More.
A thoughtful curriculum centered on project learning is a superior way for students to learn 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, creativity and innovation, problem solving, self-direction, and teamwork, because students must develop and use these skills to complete...Read More.