The staff (that’s a total of three) at the Center for Public Education are taking a much deserved break to spend time with friends and family and hope you do the same. We know it will be tough, but the Edifier will be on hiatus for the rest of the year and will resume the
A series of mass shootings have darkened the United States in recent months and while all of them were tragic, senseless acts of violence, the travesty that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday seems to have elicited a far more visceral reaction in our country. This is not supposed to happen. Not in
Last week, the Center for Public Education released a comparative study of international college attainment rates, which reinforced what other research has found: a smaller proportion of America’s twenty and thirty-somethings are getting college degrees than other countries and their own parents. There are myriad reasons behind this decline— we were at one point, the top producer of college graduates in the world—
If you’re like me, you might have missed this excellent presentation by Philadelphia teacher Diana Laufenberg on the importance of recognizing failure as part of the learning process. It’s worth a gander.