H.R. 610: Radical Transformation of Public Education In January, 2017, the House of Representative leader from Iowa, Steve King, introduced a bill that, if passed, would radically transform public education. The bill, H.R. 610,
My Affection Toward Academia My 20-plus years as a degree seeking student and my eight years as a teacher in public and private schools cemented my affiliation and affection toward academia. That is why
From the time we are about two years old, we start to assert our will. At that age, it’s called “the terrible two’s.” I’m no child psychologist and this post isn’t meant to be
Teacher Diversity is an education crisis. When my grandparents and parents graduated from college and began their teaching careers, teaching was one of the most highly regarded, well respected careers a person could pursue.
Thursday, April 28, is the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. For over 22 years, schools, families and workplaces have joined to create an educational and career experience for children ages
We have a STEM crisis on our hands. And, we need all hands on deck to address it. April is National Mathematics Month. And, in keeping with the focus of The Social Scholar, I
If STEM is the future, then where are our kids? By 2018, there will be nearly 9 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs in the U.S. Yet, there is also expected to
The First 3 Years in a Child’s Life The first 3 years in a child’s life have lasting impact. Over the past few weeks as I have leaned in on issues impacting the education