Earlier this year, a D.C. government agency paid a Chicago consulting firm $89,995 to participate in a one-day parent-engagement conference. The agency used D.C. tax dollars to pay the fee — which included a half-hour keynote speech, three 45-minute parent workshops and hundreds of copies of parenting books to be given to conference attendees — though other speakers that day volunteered.Read full article >>
Thank You for Visiting at NCSS 2013!
We enjoyed meeting social studies teachers at NCSS! We hope you will attend an upcoming professional development program to learn more! Tell colleagues about the Echoes and Reflections program and share the primary source materials and testimony from the Teacher's Resource Guide with your students.
Instructor - Sociology
Westchester Community College
There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Every year colleges and universities ask applicants to write essays to explain who they are and to show how they think and write (assuming that the students actually write the essays themselves). Even many of the hundreds of schools that accept the online Common Application still require supplemental writing samples. Most of the essay prompts are predictable -- but not all. Here are some of the more unusual ones for the 2013-14 college application season.Read full article >>
Pearson, the largest education company in the world, has “a new global education strategy.” What exactly is it? Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham explains in this post. Willingham is a professor and director of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia and author of “Why Don’t Students Like School?” His latest book is “When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education.” This appeared on his Science and Education blog.Read full article >>