The Center for Public Education, a research center within the National School Boards Association that is dedicated to the study and advancement of public education, is looking for a Summer 2013 editorial intern. This is an exciting, fast-paced opportunity for the right student to gain real-world experience and a handsome portfolio. The summer intern will
The writing’s on the wall…and the ceiling, and the floor, and the desks, and the chalkboard: Leadership structures in schools are flawed
This week, MetLife released its Survey of the American teacher results, a poll done every year as a way for those in the schools to share their perspectives with policy makers and the American public. Headlines quickly latched onto the finding that teacher satisfaction has dropped 23 percent since 2008. Several writers responded, critiquing the
Our report on how demographic shifts are changing the cultural landscape of the United States and it’s education system, remains one of our most popular. So, I think you’ll enjoy this recent graphic representation of 2010 U.S. Census data courtesy of Education Week. Tilting Demographics infographic by edweek.
A jaw-dropping moment in President Obama’s state of the union address was his call for universal pre-k. It was a welcome surprise to us at CPE because we — along with many, many school and child advocates — have long promoted the short- and long-term benefits of high-quality pre-k. But the SOTU raises the profile
Yesterday I caught the Charlie Rose show, and while the topic wasn’t education, a comment a guest made got me thinking about whether we have a fatal flaw in our leadership structure in the public schools. Rose had invited Michael Moritz, a venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital, onto the show. The conversation meandered in many