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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

Outdoor School (ODS) is a three-day environmental education program for sixth-grade students. It's the capstone to a year spent studying about our local ecosystems, northern climate systems, and cultural universals with an in-depth study of native peoples of the Arctic. ...




Mass. teachers far less diverse than students

The Massachusetts public school student population has grown increasingly diverse in recent years, but the state’s teaching force has remained overwhelmingly white — a worrisome mismatch that, studies show, reduces minority student performance. ...




Take a vacation without ruining your work life: 4 tips to enjoy stress-free time off

Time away from the office during the holiday season, or any time of the year really, is a wonderful thing
Time away from the office during the holiday season, or any time of the year really, is a wonderful thing. New sights, old friends and rejuvenation await! Unfortunately, the shadow cast by any vacation is the dreaded heap of work (and begrudging, overworked co-workers) that so often await your return. ...




School choice should not ignore diversity

A recent News article provided an excellent analysis of school-choice policies in South Carolina. However, one point deserves greater mention: diversity.
 
Diversity is not a new topic in education. In fact, distrust of diversity has been a lamentable refrain throughout U.S. ...




Outgoing Education Secretary John B. King On Just What's At Stake

It is striking to encounter a public official who speaks of someone guilty of murder not as a thug, predator, or unredeemable criminal, but instead as a child in a classroom. By transforming Herman's killer into a vulnerable kindergartener, King encourages us to take responsibility for Herman's death as well. ...




He seeks more black men to teach in Philly and beyond

Sharif El-Mekki vividly recalls every black male teacher who ever taught him: two in elementary school, two in high school.
 
"They were transformative figures in my life," said El-Mekki, a veteran Philadelphia educator.
 
For 2017, El-Mekki has a goal to organize 1,000 black men to show up for the first day of school, encouraging city youths to be their best. ...




Education Is Still Inequitable

Low- and high-income students may get similar quality teaching, but the outcomes remain vastly unequal.




 



Education Is Still Inequitable



 

Low- and high-income students may get similar quality teaching, but the outcomes remain vastly unequal. ...




3 Ways for Parents, Teachers to Help Teens Interested in Science Succeed

Activities outside of class can allow students to explore their passion for science.
U.S. high schoolers aren't the best at science among their international peers, but many of the country's teens want to pursue a career in the field, according to a new report.
Thirty-eight percent of 15-year-olds in the U. ...




Major Teacher Diversity Problems in U.S. Schools

Public schools in the U.S. have a teacher diversity crisis on their hands, according to a new report published Friday by the Department of Education.
The K-12 teaching workforce is overwhelmingly compromised of white teachers – 82 percent during the 2011-2012 school year, the most recent year of data pulled for the report. ...




The Power of Networks for STEM Women of Color Faculty

What are the best parts of your experience as a faculty member? Ask this question of a woman of color in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and her eyes will likely widen as she animatedly describes her research and how it addresses a problem she sees as important. ...