Should we trust teachers much more than we do now? A recently published, intriguing, important book urges “yes.”
Joe Nathan Education Columnist Give Dawn Hudson and the Academy Awards for which she ultimately is responsible, an “F” for the recently telecast award program. Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and her colleagues gave young people and viewers around the world exactly the wrong messages about women, religion and [...]
Bush Foundation seeking director to help practical visionaries Joe Nathan Education Columnist This week I thought about people like Wayne Pikal, Ramona de Rosales, Doug and Dee Thomas, Eric and Ella Mahmoud and Keith Lester. Foundation support helped these “practical visionaries” carry out their (very good) ideas. This issue comes up, in part, because [...]
Joe Nathan Education Columnist What can 5- and 6-year-olds learn from building a playground, or high school students learn helping to produce a play, writing a history of their community, creating YouTube videos about the value of dual (high school/college) credit courses, conducting water quality testing, or planning and then building a community garden? The [...]
Minnesota educators, students, parents and policy-makers received another honor last week: the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranked our state’s charter law as number one in the country.