January 2012

The Cost of College: The Pushback

Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is having a busy week on the heels of President Obama's State of the Union address Read more

A Complex Web: Teacher-Student Relationships

"Like most of us, they (teachers) had complex personalities that meshed with some people and conflicted with others." Read more

A Connected Teacher: Priceless

Does This Look Like Your School Classroom? Read more

The Best Book about Education for Everyone?

The Global Achievement Gap: Why even our best schools don't teach the survival skills our children need - and what we can do about it Read more

The Kindergarten Marshmallow Test

Will Your Child Be Successful? Read more

Understanding Dyslexia: Watch Documentary Video Trailer

"By conservative estimates, one in five people are dyslexic.' James Redford, director, of "D for Dyslexia" premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this month. Read more

Technology: Enabling a "Golden Age" for Introverts?

"Rather than riding the texture of a live conversation to figure out how to give and receive information, people are now used to simply pushing their thoughts out into the world, to be responded to at some undetermined future point." Read more
The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
Alvin Toffler
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