E.D. Hirsch on Education Reform

E.D. Hirsch, Jr., now retired, was until recently Professor of English and of Education and Humanities at the University of Virginia. He is the author […]

Steve Jobs’s Greatest Speech

Many of you will already know about the eloquent and deeply moving commencement address that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University in 2005. For those […]

Gustavo Dudamel and El Sistema

Classical music lovers will probably know that Gustavo Dudamel is the recently appointed music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But all those interested in […]

Prager University—Some Notes

Well-known radio talk-show host and conservative pundit, Dennis Prager, has inaugurated an interesting, if somewhat offbeat, Internet educational experiment. He has assembled a group of […]

Geoffrey Canada Interview

As many of you will know, Geoffrey Canada is the founder, President, and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, a multifaceted educational effort based on the […]

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

Randy Pausch (1940-2008) was a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon Institute. He specialized in the development of human-computer interfaces. In August of 2007, Pausch […]

Boys and Elementary Education

Many statistics indicate that boys as a group are not flourishing in today’s elementary school environment. For example: Suspension rate for boys = 2.5 × […]

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