If properly prepared and fully engaged, teachers have the ability to not only educate but also change the lives of their students. In order for young students to grow intellectually, they must be exposed to quality teachers within a positive school environment. There are many characteristics that are necessary in...
Teaching children is one of the most important careers around the world. As the owner or administrator of a school, hiring teachers of the highest caliber is always desired, whether you manage a public, charter, or private institution. Knowing how schools can better attract and retain quality teachers is a...
The expression "knowledge is power" rings true in many ways. Knowledge is important to companies and employees alike as it provides a sense of security. In the 21st century, where machines replace humans and simple labor is outsourced to other countries, the remaining jobs on the market require a bit...
Charter schools are growing in popularity as they crop up in more communities throughout the country. While they try to combine the best characteristics of both traditional public schools and privately funded schools, the primary reason charter schools are gaining attention is the the choice that they provide. Before charter...
Idea#1: Schools of the United States Must Focus on Accountability The accountability of the schools of America depends on whether the students are held to high standards. Accountability may not be popular, but it will eliminate the achievement gap between underperforming schools and those that are performing well. Unfortunately, all too often...
Compensation for teachers has become a hot topic across the nation. Over the last few years, a number of school districts were forced to cancel classes as teachers went on strike over how they were compensated. To avoid interruptions to school and learning, it's important that teachers and educators are...
Though American higher education is the envy of the rest of the world, U.S. students struggle to compete with other young scholars abroad. American academic accomplishments tend to pale in comparison with the achievements of students from Singapore or Finland. What could be the story behind the lack of aptitude...
In this article, I am going to examine the effects of parental attitudes toward school on their children. Numerous studies have been conducted regarding the effects of parental attitudes on their children. Oftentimes parents' income levels influence their children's performance at school. In low income families, parents may find it difficult to...
A pass-fail grading system is exactly as it is – a student receives either a pass or a fail mark instead of the traditional number or letter grading system. Some educators prefer this grading system since they see it as something advantageous to both the faculty and students, given the...
Education has evolved over the centuries especially in Western culture. What was once only accessible to young, white, privileged males became accessible to most such as women, people of color, and those in varying socioeconomic backgrounds. In another milestone of accessible education is the inclusion of people with special needs. Now,...
What is Academic Honesty? Academic honesty is an integral part of a student’s success in class and later in life. It is the foundation for the success of a university. Original ideas are generated from students that think independently. A key aspect of academic honesty is to acknowledge what efforts can...
In 1961, United States President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10925, which contained the first modern use of the phrase affirmative action. Just four years later, in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11246, which added on to the existing affirmative action legislation by adding religion onto Kennedy's original...
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