In children’s books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
Here at the Education Nation event in New York, I got to sit in a few vibrant panels. Among them was one called “Educating the Digital Generation: What are the roles and responsibilities of media and learning?” The panelists were Joel Rose, Reed Hastings, Weili Dai, Dick Robinson, Milton Chen, Barry Schuler, Nancy Peretsman. Here […]
Next week, the movie “Waiting for Superman” will be released to much fanfare and media attention. Made by the director of “An Inconvenient Truth,” this documentary is a call-to-action for everyone in the education community to start instituting major reform within what’s known as the broken public education system. I haven’t yet seen the film, […]
In the first part of our Q&A with Milton Chen, author of Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools, we discussed the importance of training teachers to take advantage of tech tools, exemplary schools that are embracing technology, and finding great content on the web. Our conversation continues. Q. What are some […]
Individual teachers and entire school districts are reinventing the learning model and pushing the boundaries of traditional teaching methods with great success. Milton Chen’s new book Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools, chronicles these examples and pushes for major reform in education. Chen is a senior fellow and executive director emeritus […]