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February 23, 2020

t’s hard for women to succeed in science. Our research shows it’s even harder for women of colour.

We interviewed women of colour working in scientific and technical organisations across Australia about their experiences. As well as direct discrimination, they face a ba...

January 22, 2019

It’s not uncommon for teachers to find themselves in professional-development sessions being asked: ”What is your philosophy of education?” or ”Why are you a teacher?” We often shrug off this question and give generic run-of-the-mill answers like "I want students to le...

November 26, 2018


More important than academics are the relationships we build with our students. As an educator I am aware of the stresses and pressures associated with accountability from an academic perspective, but solid positive relationships and great academic performanc...

November 13, 2018

When do we say enough?

I believe that when a student assaults a staff member or a teacher in a school setting the penalties should be more severe than an assault in other scenarios. Severity such as no plea bargains and banishment from public schools are suitable. I bel...

November 12, 2018

As superintendents, principals and teachers plan for the upcoming school year, one thing is certain: We are serving a generation of children who are more anxious, depressed and suicidal than any generation before. A recent NPR Education Series broadcast states, "Up to...

November 5, 2018

To the Editor:

Tennessee Teacher of the Year Derek Voiles recently wrote a blog post ("Want to Improve Schools? Look to Teacher Leaders," Teacher-Leader Voices blog, September 18, 2018) about teacher leadership. In Mississippi, we've learned a lot about how to elevate t...

October 29, 2018

Arguments against homework are well-documented, with some parents, teachers, and researchers saying these assignments put unnecessary stress on students and may not actually be helping them learn.

But a new article for the journal Education Next argues that many America...

September 24, 2018

On the first day of every semester, I ask my students, who are aspiring teachers, to define “diversity.” They look at me with blank stares and I am met with silence. I wait, and eventually someone raises her hand (it’s always a young woman) and she whispers “skin color...

September 4, 2018

Emmanuel Caulk was at a conference for superintendents when he learned that 17 people had died in a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14.

Amidst shock and sadness, the news sparked the same reaction from Caulk, the superintendent of the Fayette County, Ky., distri...

September 4, 2018

School massacres and mayhem have been a dark thread in popular culture for decades, played for fictional horror, pathos, and even black comedy stemming back to the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado in 1999 and even before.

Now, media observers are bracing for a...

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