The case for foreign languages as an aspiring lawyer

The Guardian – Yasmin Ahmed “The relative lack of foreign language skills among the UK population is well-documented. A recent Guardian survey revealed that 39% of young native English speakers were put off learning a foreign language because “most people...

Principal: Common Core and Project-Based Learning Go Hand-in-Hand

Education World – Nicole Gorman “Tyler Graff is a principal who believes that project-based learning is the best way for students to learn and meet Common Core standards and shares with EdSource why. According to Graff, project-based learning engages...

Minorities Need Teachers Who Believe in Them to Succeed in STEM

The U.S. News and World Report – Delece Smith-Barrow “Sometimes it’s the teachers, not just the students, who need extra help when it comes to success in the classroom. Minority students, especially males, are often taught by someone who can’t...

Big News or Flawed Research? The New Special Education Controversy

The Huffington Post – Kevin Welner “Science is additive. Even the most startling new discoveries are built upon years of research findings reported by others. Sir Isaac Newton said he saw further because he stood on the shoulders of giants. So researchers...

Investing in what works for education

The Hill – Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) “America’s students face stiff competition from classmates and from around the world. Today’s job market is shaped by an increasingly competitive global economy, and government budgets at...