Soft skills: What’s all the hype about?

Child Trends – Renee Ryberg “When it comes to getting a job and succeeding in the workplace, more and more employers are making assessments of what are often called “soft skills,” “life skills,” “employability skills,” or “social-emotional...

Why Public Schools Don’t Teach Critical Thinking — Part 1

The Huffington Post – Frank Beslin “Students are exposed to so many different viewpoints on- and offline and so prone to accepting whatever they read, that they run the very real risk of becoming brainwashed. If it’s on a computer screen, it becomes...

Why Public Schools Don’t Teach Critical Thinking — Part 1

The Huffington Post – Frank Breslin “Students are exposed to so many different viewpoints on- and offline and so prone to accepting whatever they read, that they run the very real risk of becoming brainwashed…To prevent this from happening, every...

Good News for New Orleans

Education Next – Staff Writer “What happened to the New Orleans public schools following the tragic levee breeches after Hurricane Katrina is truly unprecedented. Within the span of one year, all public-school employees were fired, the teacher contract...