Sigal Ben-Porath was cited for her concept of “inclusive freedom,” which joins a commitment to free speech with the belief that all people should have the chance to participate in free expression and learning.
Annie McKee offers practical advice on building a compassionate environment for employees who are going through stressful situations, while at the same time keeping your team productive and professional.
The New York Review of Books looks to Sigal Ben-Porath's Free Speech on Campus and Jonathan Zimmerman's The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools in analyzing issues of free speech in the context of college campuses.
Jonathan Zimmerman comments on the prom as an ingrained high school tradition that students who identify outside the binary want to openly be a part of--similar to the dynamics that propelled same-sex marriage.
Penn AHEAD (led by executive director Laura Perna), in partnership with the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and the Council for Opportunity in Education, published a report that provides a window into the college experience of students who receive federal college grants.
Sharon Wolf describes her work to transform preschool education in Ghana by training teachers in play-based and child-centered instruction, and she discusses the challenges of overcoming Ghanaian parents’ resistance to this new approach to learning.
Howard Stevenson spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News about the need for Starbucks’ training to extend beyond just one day and to include discussion about employees’ personal experiences.
Joni Finney suggests it is worth continuing the Tennessee Promise, which makes two years of community college free to Tennessee’s graduating high school seniors, but cautions that it is still too soon to draw firm conclusions from Tennessee’s data.
Annie McKee discusses the importance of understanding other people in the workplace, in order to build the trust that is fundamental to making progress, and offers advice on how to read the underlying cues.
Alan Ruby praised India’s decision to grant “autonomous status” to 62 universities, which allows the schools to establish new courses, curricula, salaries, and off-campus centers without government approval.
Richard Ingersoll comments on the weeklong walkout by Arizona teachers and the ground that teachers have gained, pointing out that the labor actions over teacher pay are coinciding with increased demands on educators.