A guest blog by Jack Jennings, author of "Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform," Dr. Alban's 2016 Summer Book Club reading choice.
Our model for high school is outdated. The 21st century is about "constant disruption." Isn't it time we rethink how we deliver education to our 21st century students?
A controversial memo by a Google employee suggested t hat women are underrepresented in the technology field because of psychological differences, including that women have difficulty in dealing with stress. I would have been stressed if I did not respond.
If a student doesn’t complete an assignment, is it appropriate to give a zero for a grade? The answer to this question has sparked quite a debate about grading practices.
I asked middle schoolers how they would evaluate school success. Here are their top 7 answers.
America's diverse population, where each individual is like a thread that when woven together creates the fabric of our democracy, is best supported by public schools.
Everyone can share favorite memories of summer vacations, but is an extended summer vacation really in the best interest of students?
Grit and perseverance are true markers of success in young people - and all of us. Flexible Evening High School is an example of that.
Joining the FCPS Golf League was a big step for me, yet it actually reflects everything we talk about when we endorse a “growth mindset.”
More than any other factor, community poverty impacts school and student achievement. We need to recognize the impacts of poverty and design policies to address them.