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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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Why Poor Students Struggle

Why Poor Students Struggle | education | Scoop.it
The price of success in college is often their own identities.
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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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Swastikas painted on kosher shop in Northeast Philadelphia

Swastikas painted on kosher shop in Northeast Philadelphia | education | Scoop.it
The owner of a kosher meat shop in Northeast Philadelphia arrived Thursday morning to find symbols of hate painted all over the windows.
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Teachers Are Losing Their Jobs, but Teach for America’s Expanding. What’s Wrong With That?

Teachers Are Losing Their Jobs, but Teach for America’s Expanding. What’s Wrong With That? | education | Scoop.it
Public school teachers are being laid off, but TFA is expanding—leaving some of its own recruits uncomfortable.
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Dancing with the ‘enemy’

Dancing with the ‘enemy’ | education | Scoop.it
Pairing up Jewish and Arab children for ballroom dancing turns suspicions into friendships, and leads to an award-winning documentary.
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2014 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney - YouTube

Best-selling children's and young adult writer Andrea Davis Pinkney delivered the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture May 3 at the University of Minnesota. The t...
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Watch Amy Poehler Perfectly Take Down Male Privilege In One Minute

Watch Amy Poehler Perfectly Take Down Male Privilege In One Minute | education | Scoop.it
"We have to deal with those juxtapositions every day, but I'm glad you're finally experiencing it as a white male."
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Growing a New Eden (Garden) in Detroit – Forward Thinking

Growing a New Eden (Garden) in Detroit – Forward Thinking | education | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Jews journey to a black Detroit neighborhood to help build a community garden. Along with the collards, beans and tomatoes, both groups hope to harvest a new era of trust.
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Inside the Technion, Israel’s premier technological institute and Cornell’s global partner.

Inside the Technion, Israel’s premier technological institute and Cornell’s global partner. | education | Scoop.it
Cornell’s new partner is the beating heart of start-up nation. What’s the secret of its innovation success?
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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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Representation of Female Characters in Movies Is Improving

Representation of Female Characters in Movies Is Improving | education | Scoop.it
In many movie genres, the representation of girls and women is improving. But there’s a long way to go.
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Why one school system is dropping Teach For America

Why one school system is dropping Teach For America | education | Scoop.it
Board members expressed concerns.
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What Makes People Poor?

What Makes People Poor? | education | Scoop.it
Before we can get serious about inequality, the left, the right and the center need to realize that they have a lot to learn from each other.
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A 9-Year-Old at a Shooting Range, a Spraying Uzi and Outrage

A 9-Year-Old at a Shooting Range, a Spraying Uzi and Outrage | education | Scoop.it
After a girl from New Jersey accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, her parents’ cellphone video caused a worldwide spectacle.
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Germany gives NGO large check to help Israeli trauma victims in South

Germany gives NGO large check to help Israeli trauma victims in South | education | Scoop.it
Organization provides emergency assistance to residents of southern Israel trying to cope with aftermath of weeks-long Gaza operation.
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The Effort to Stop ‘The Attack’

The Effort to Stop ‘The Attack’ | education | Scoop.it
Why Ziad Doueiri’s movie about a suicide bombing has not been released in any Arab country.
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