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Education Nation

Shifting the Dialogue for the Public at Large

Hands-on learning in a sixth-grade museum class was showcased during Education Nation. In Keil Hileman’s sixth-grade class last month, students were digging into their individual dirt piles searching for archeological artifacts, and trying to identify what they found. Did it come from land or sea? What does the shape of the artifact indicate about its … Continue reading Shifting the Dialogue for the Public at Large →

20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education

NBC I had the pleasure of spending time with The Innovative Educator blogger Lisa Nielsen at Education Nation conference in New York earlier this week. In addition to the insightful questions and comments she posted on her prolific Twitter stream, Nielsen wrote a great summary of the last panel of the two-day event. Here it … Continue reading 20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education →

After the Media Moves on, What Next?

A week after the intense media spotlight of Education Nation, NBC’s foray into the education reform movement, conversations in the robust online community are going full force. Though there’s broad criticism of the event — of teacher-bashing, of political duals trumping important issues, of grandstanding and finger-pointing, of media’s fickle attention span — the topic … Continue reading After the Media Moves on, What Next? →

Closing Thoughts: Hopes for the Future

Brian Williams,with his typical off-the-cuff humor, brought the Education Nation events to a close today by gathering constituents from all over the education spectrum: parents, teachers, students, members of congress, governors, mayors, and even the odd musician (John Legend of the Roots). After a few intense days of naming many of the ills of the … Continue reading Closing Thoughts: Hopes for the Future →

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