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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. ...




Assessing readiness for an uphill civil rights battle

DEARBORN — Multiculturalism in classrooms has become far more necessary, not only as a means of understanding among different cultures, but also as a possible shelter from any identity crisis a child could face.
The 2016 election's outcome— which included spikes in racism and hate— has caused minority parents to worry for their children's wellbeing, mainly in schools, where they are not around. ...




What Can Schools Do to Attract a New Generation of School Leaders?

"The Correlates of Effective Schools research found that the principal was the single most-important contributing factor to the success of an effective school," Alan Seay, principal at Iowa Park (Texas) High School, told Education World. "That's why it's critical for schools to be able to attract good people to the principalship -- and to keep them there. ...




Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Being a rookie in the education world is the not easy. While you may have done your time and learned all that you could about classroom management in college, while student teaching, and by reading textbooks, many of you still are left with questions unanswered. ...




7 Surefire Tips to Find a Teaching Job

Have you just completed your degree and are looking to find a teaching job? Are you a seasoned teacher who is looking for an exciting new challenge? Or are you a professional outside of the education industry who is looking to make a career switch to a teaching position?
 
Finding a new teaching opportunity can be a daunting process, especially since seasoned teachers with tenure or long-standing success at a school are typically automatically re-invited to teach each school year. ...