Summary Education institutions are a cornerstone of our society and democracy. They are a “cornerstone” in the sense that they are considered important, immovable, and what everything else rests upon. Heading into 2023, the importance and permanence of education is being questioned. This document examines factors that are eroding the perceived value of education. The… Continue reading Education Report 2023
As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic, home schooling is now mainstream, and Google is here to help with Learn at Home on YouTube. “As schools around the world close their buildings and families find themselves at home, we want to ensure that learning together continues. So we’re partnering with learning creators to… Continue reading EDUCATION: With YouTube Learning, Home Schooling Just Got Easier
Tennessee recently announced plans to make an investment of $117 million in teacher salaries. It’s the biggest K-12 education investment in the state’s history. Tennessee has seen substantial returns on their investment in providing college education to all residents and so it seems they are now ramping up their K-12 education funding. States that invest… Continue reading Privatization and Outsourcing of K-12 Education
When administrators learned that High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald was married to a woman – her partner of 22 years. She was given the option to dissolve her marriage or resign. In this video, Ellen DeGeneres meets with Shelly to talk about the experience. Further Reading Here are some links for further reading about Shelly… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald
Ellen sat down with Akbar Cook, Principal of West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. Cook noticed at-risk students being bullied for dirty clothes, so he worked hard to install washing machines and dryers so the kids could do laundry. After hearing his story, Ellen teamed up with her friends at Cheerios to help… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen Meets Extraordinary New Jersey Principal Akbar Cook
Eric Weingartner worked two side jobs in addition to his role as a full-time 4th grade teacher to make ends meet. Chemistry teacher Becky Smith’s monthly paycheck rose just $300 in sixteen years. Aimee Elmquist spent her own money to stock her biology classroom. Mary West was did the same for high school art. Teachers… Continue reading EDUCATION – Here’s why 18 teachers in Oklahoma are quitting their jobs
From 1968 to 2001, the Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood television show inspired millions of children with a message of kindness, acceptance, and wonder. Over the 31 seasons, hundreds of episodes were produced. Learn about the wonderful work of Fred Rogers in the highly acclaimed documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? — in theaters on 8 Jun… Continue reading Mr. Rogers Documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – In Theaters 8 June 2018
Ellen surprised Emily Francis, who moved from Guatemala to the U.S. when she was 15 and learned English by watching Ellen. Now Emily teaches English to elementary school kids, and because of her kindness and dedication to her students, Emily and her school received a huge gift, courtesy of The Chobani Foundation.
Inspiring teacher Wyatt Oroke sat down with Ellen to talk about giving more opportunities to his students – who surprised him all the way from Baltimore, Maryland.
Classcraft is a platform that turns education into a gaming experience for students. Here are some videos providing more information. “In 2013, high school physics teacher Shawn Young was searching for a new way to help his students succeed. He created a basic online role-playing game that would drastically change his perspective on engagement in… Continue reading EDUCATION – Classcraft is Gamifying the Classroom for Greater Student Engagement
The fourth grade teacher whose spelling test prank went viral caught up with Ellen since first his appearance on her show. Little did Mr. D. know what pranks and surprises Ellen had in store just for him…
Inspiring Advertising Businesses are repurposing their advertising and marketing budgets and instead spending that money to create inspiring advertising uplifting stories that help make the world a better place. The following ad from WestJet is an example. Video About The above video was originally published to YouTube on 3 Nov 2014 by Canadian airline WestJet. For decades,… Continue reading Inspiring Story About High School Teacher Bruce Farrer Who Transforms Lives Decades After Graduation