• 703
    0

    By Charles Sosnik Now that the joyous holiday is over, whether for you that means Christmas or Hanukkah, we set our sites on the new year, and all that new year implies. Personally, I am a huge fan of both Christmas and Hanukkah; I have ties to both. For Christians, when you strip away the ...
  • 2350
    0

    By Charles Sosnik I remember hearing this question spoken in an interview about five years ago, and it almost knocked me out of my chair. Having grown up in public school, attended a state institution of higher learning and written about the traditional public school world for a large chunk of my career, my visceral ...
  • 1155
    1

      By Charles Sosnik The headlines in the news this Fall seem so predictable. I don’t know if that is because I am old and have seen it “all” before, or because the coverage of events is predictable. But whatever the case, you can predict which school-related events the local and national news will choose to cover ...
  • 953
    0

    By Charles Sosnik Remember the good old days, before COVID changed our daily routines and sent our children home to have school with their parents or grandparents? Remember when things made sense, and you knew exactly what to expect from school? From K to 12, school meant children sitting, listening intently to the teacher, who ...
  • 1814
    0

      By Charles Sosnik E-rate may still be the answer if Congress and the FCC can work together In the Learning Counsel’s National Survey, schools and districts from across America are weighing in on key issues related to teaching and learning. Many of the questions are asked with regards to budgets, pressures, policy, new technologies in ...
  • 2429
    0

      By Charles Sosnik   Do you remember how it felt to be a teenager? You yearned so much for independence as your hormones and emotions were careening throughout your body like a Bally pinball machine. You were so self-conscious, worrying about your clothes, your acne and what the other kids thought of you. And ...
  • 1553
    0

      By Charles Sosnik $30.75 Billion. That sounds like a lot of money. Included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that Congress passed, approximately $30,750,000,000.000 was appropriated for education. See how big it looks when you write it out? It looks even bigger when you realize that this money comes with very ...
  • 1096
    0

      By Charles Sosnik   For those of you who are history buffs out there, you may remember a quote from our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge. Silent Cal, who was known for brevity in his speeches and dealings with the press, famously told the American Society of Newspaper Editors, “The Business of America is Business.” ...