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Teacher: The day I knew for sure I was burned out

Teacher: The day I knew for sure I was burned out | education | Scoop.it
'Teaching at a high-poverty school was different because no matter how fast or long I worked, I could not get everything done.'
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The Political Folk Song Of The Year

The Political Folk Song Of The Year | education | Scoop.it
A brand new video for Hurray for the Riff Raff's "The Body Electric," which questions the long history of the murder ballad and gender-based violence, brings the song's activism to searing life.
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A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids.

A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids. | education | Scoop.it
A pediatric occupational therapist spends time in a middle school and watches kids struggle to sit still.
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Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality

Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality | education | Scoop.it
A talk with the New York Times columnist about talking to whites about race.
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I’m an evangelical minister. I now support the LGBT community — and the church should, too.

I’m an evangelical minister. I now support the LGBT community — and the church should, too. | education | Scoop.it
Too many Christians stayed silent during the Holocaust and civil rights movement.
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Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today | education | Scoop.it
A pediatric occupational therapist says schools keep kids in their chairs far too long.
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When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person

When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person | education | Scoop.it
The world keeps insisting on assigning a gender. But what feels right to this 18-year-old is neither.
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Looking Another Culture in the Eye

Looking Another Culture in the Eye | education | Scoop.it
How to communicate in a global workplace? It takes skill — and an abundance of flexibility.
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Anti-Semitic incidents nearly double in France — watchdog

Anti-Semitic incidents nearly double in France — watchdog | education | Scoop.it
From January to July, SPCJ documented 527 episodes of anti-Jewish hate, as compared to 276 last year
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Transcript of "I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace."

If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring.
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Islamists Are Not Our Friends

Islamists Are Not Our Friends | education | Scoop.it
The United States needs to be on the right side of a fault line that has opened between Islamists and non-Islamists.
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‘Virginity Test’ Stokes Indonesia Debate

‘Virginity Test’ Stokes Indonesia Debate | education | Scoop.it
A report has refocused attention on a practice by law enforcement of gauging a female recruit’s morality with an invasive procedure.
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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | education | Scoop.it
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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In 20 years, little change for Senate

In 20 years, little change for Senate | education | Scoop.it
Despite gains by women and minorities in national politics in the past 20 years, the average U.S. senator is still a 63-year-old white man who went to a private college. Here’s a snapshot of demographic features of the Senate in 1994, 2004 and 2014.
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I taught my black kids that their elite upbringing would protect them from discrimination. I was wrong.

I taught my black kids that their elite upbringing would protect them from discrimination. I was wrong. | education | Scoop.it
White privilege affects everyone.
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How Common Core is Slowly Changing My Child

How Common Core is Slowly Changing My Child | education | Scoop.it
A Letter to Commissioner King and the New York State Education Department:I have played your game for the past two years.  As an educator, I have created my teaching portfolio with enough evidence ...
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10 extraordinary places to stay in Israel

10 extraordinary places to stay in Israel | education | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for something a little different from luxury chain hotels, B&Bs, and youth hostels, then check out these uniquely unusual places to lay your head for the night.
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Man with rifle arrested outside French Jewish school

Man with rifle arrested outside French Jewish school | education | Scoop.it
Inebriated suspect, who lives next door, shouted 'I will kill all of you'
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I am a 14-year-old Yazidi girl given as a gift to an ISIS commander. Here’s how I escaped.

I am a 14-year-old Yazidi girl given as a gift to an ISIS commander. Here’s how I escaped. | education | Scoop.it
They killed my brother and tried to make me a concubine. I found a meat cleaver and broke out.
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British-Iranian woman Ghonche Ghavami imprisoned for two months for trying to watch men's volleyball game in Tehran

British-Iranian woman Ghonche Ghavami imprisoned for two months for trying to watch men's volleyball game in Tehran | education | Scoop.it
A British woman has been in an Iranian prison for more than two months for trying to watch a men’s volleyball match.
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