Is the year — with a Presidential election on tap — that we finally have broad discussions on the new role of public education?
by John Merrow on 05. Jan, 2012 in 2012 Predictions, 2012 Presidential race, Arne Duncan, Cheating, Early Childhood Education, Education Philosophies, Education Wars, Educational Language, Last In First Out, Michelle Rhee, Politics, Pre-K Education, Preschool, President Obama, Standardized tests, Teacher Training, Testing, The Influence of Teachers, innovation, parenting, teachers unions, teaching, technology
Can a camcorder, a piece of poetry or prose, some basic editing software, and ingenuity transform public education? Let’s work on it.
by John Merrow on 29. Nov, 2011 in Early Childhood Education, Education Philosophies, Educational Language, Fred Rogers, Talking the talk, The Influence of Teachers, innovation, media, parenting, teaching
Could YouTube and Robert Frost transform education? They just might be able to.
For better students, we need to begin with ‘better’ parents. Right? John Merrow investigates.
by John Merrow on 17. Nov, 2011 in Arne Duncan, Early Childhood Education, Education Wars, Educational Language, Politics, Standardized tests, Talking the talk, Testing, The Influence of Teachers, innovation, race, teachers unions, teaching
In some cases, advice like “stop” or “slow down” can be BAD for those involved — and this is the case more often than not in some education discussions.
John Merrow relates the current scandal at Penn State back to the broader field of education.
John Merrow looks to the World Series for inspiration on an idea about teaching.
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