President Obama gave a preliminary statement last Sunday right after the jury gave its verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, but then after watching the controversy unfold in the days that followed, he said yesterday (7/19/13) in the White House briefing room that he thought it might be useful to expand on that a bit. […]
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I couldn’t find the words to respond in writing to the deeply sad news from Newtown, Conn., right away, so was grateful for two thoughtful responses on Friday and Saturday – one from my friend, educator Jackie Gerstein, in Facebook and another in the form of an editorial in the Christian Science Monitor building on […]
A couple of things 21-year-old US student Charles Tong told YPULSE in its latest “millennial interview” reminded me of a study of Brazilians his age. Referring to the site where President Obama made a seemingly impromptu appearance this week, Charles talked about how reddit is one of his favorite social sites “because it easily connects […]
Some serious, research-based awareness-raising by the President and Mrs. Obama happens on Thursday, March 10, 2011.
Whether or not New York Times columnist David Brooks is right that “Amy Chua is a wimp,” digital age tiger parents certainly aren’t – they’re lion-hearted (or courageously open-minded, flexible, and engaged).
…and to be oneself is something every young person deserves, President Obama said this week, when he spoke of his sadness over the suicides of gay youth. “We’ve got to dispel this myth that bullying is a rite of passage, some inevitable part of growing up. It’s not. We have the job of ensuring our […]
A broad coalition of federal agencies, corporations, and cybersecurity advocates wants it to be reflexive for Americans to “Stop. Think. Connect.”
I hope the news – of President Obama honoring 2010 Teacher of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling at the White House – strengthens support for the amazing tech educators I know and love. “In reciting Wessling’s qualifications for the award,” the Boston Globe reports, “Obama said her students ‘don’t just write five-paragraph essays, but they […]
Work hard to find and pursue your unique contribution was the basic message I heard the President tell American students this week – what I think the US’s founding fathers and mothers meant by “pursuit of happiness” in their historical context. More to the point for NetFamilyNews and its readers, though, was something he said […]
The buzz has already started for President Obama’s announcement of the “I Am What I Learn” video contest. I saw a couple of my favorite educators tweeting about it just now and want you to know too: “On September 8, the US Department of Education will ask students to respond to the President’s Back to […]