The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

As I sit down to compose my thoughts at the end of this week, I’m sitting in an office on the ground floor of a building on the Stanford University campus.  (I teach three days a week and work for …

Family-School-Community Engagement: A Path in the Forest


What do night walks, tree houses and suspension bridges have to do with family-school-community partnerships? They’re all part of the unconventional outdoor education methods focused on cultivating the relationships required to sustain school reform.

IslandWood, a Bainbridge Island-based educational

School Reform: Replace the Coaches – Not the Team

No education reform article I’ve ever read accurately identified the two real stumbling blocks to improving our K-12 school system.  The reason is because almost all of them are written by school administrators and not teachers.

Our schools are melting …

Parents Part of the Production in a High School Theater Program


Study after study has shown that arts education is a powerful and important component of adolescent learning. Dance, drama, music, and visual arts provide outlets for creativity, instill discipline, and help us to understand and analyze the world around us.…

Great quote about #education as a priority in our country

Enough said (thanks Mike Simpson): America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.Evan Esar Tagged: america, athlete, education, evan esar, professor…

NEA Mourns Loss of ‘Volunteer Extraordinaire’ Gina Jacobs


NEA joins family and friends in mourning the tragic death of Gina Jacobs.  NEA came to know the beloved High Point, N.C. wife, mother and community hero as a result of her extraordinary volunteer work at Oak Hill Elementary

Gina Jacobs – Extraordinary Volunteer


NEA joins family and friends in mourning the tragic death of Gina Jacobs.  NEA came to know the beloved High Point, N.C. wife, mother and community hero as a result of her extraordinary volunteer work at Oak Hill Elementary

Serious Game Design and Learning Assessment –Leaving Las Vegas

When a serious game is commissioned, it is expected that in-game learning should transfer to the work place or a clinical setting, not just lead to improvements in game play. Evidence of transfer should be a priority in serious game…

Photos: The Lorax Visits Priority Schools

Bringing $1,500 donations for materials and new books for school libraries, NEA’s Read Across America Tour – Driven by Mazda has stopped at several of NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign intensive support sites to share the gift of reading.

In Las Vegas, …

A Judicial Win for the Children of Washington State

Editor’s Note: Our guest blogger today is Michael Ragan, Vice President of the Washington Education Association and Chair of the Washington Learning First Alliance.

January 5th, 2012, was a momentous day for public education in Washington State.  That was …