After paying up to $40 million of student debt, Robert F. Smith has one request: pay it forward.
The results suggest we allow our biases to cloud our judgment regardless of which end of the political spectrum we most identify with.
Lady Gaga is known for a lot of things. Born Stefani Germanotta, Lady Gaga is a singer, songwriter and actress who has been topping charts for years and most recently has received critical acclaim for her lead role in “A Star is Born.” Although predominantly a performer, she is also known for her advocacy work […]
There’s no doubt that our school system needs an overhaul. As someone who teaches in an American public high school, I can definitively say that for everything we’re doing right — and believe me, there is a lot that we are doing right — there are many more things we could be doing to make […]
So just how far will some educators go to help their students? And just how broke-ass is our country’s health care system? Well, this heartbreaking story answers both of those questions. The answers are: far enough that they could get charged with a crime, and regarding health care? Really, really shitty. Casey Smitherman is the […]
If you’re a teacher, or love a teacher, or even know a teacher, you may have an idea why Katie Pearson, 1st grade teacher at Blue Haze Elementary School in Fort Worth, TX, cried five times the other day. You may know the load teachers carry as they fight the pressures of standardized tests and […]
lf you have a child in middle or high school, you’re probably familiar with online grade books: Those instant-access tools that offer students and parents immediate updates on grades and even upcoming assignments and assessments. And while their intent is a positive one — to offer stakeholders access to as much information as possible to […]
Wisconsin resident Charity Eigenberger was shocked to find a problematic assignment in her sophomore’s backpack. Her son, who attends Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, watched a teaching video about sexual assault and was subsequently asked a very unnerving question: “What could the victim have done differently to have avoided her sexual assault?” Holy victim-blaming, Batman. I […]