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Asian Americans in education

06.01.15 | 0 Comments

By Francisco Ramos, Andrés Castro Samayoa, Alice Ginsberg, and Marybeth Gasman

In 2010 Asian immigrants surpassed Latinos as the largest group of newly arrived migrants to the United States Recently arrived Asian immigrants are, on average, more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of ... Read More

Hispanic Serving Institutions develop educators

05.20.15 | 0 Comments

By Francisco Ramos, Andrés Castro Samayoa, Alice Ginsberg, and Marybeth Gasman

According to the U.S. Census, the United States will be a “minority-majority” country in 2050. As the ethnic and racial composition of students in U.S. higher education continues to diversify, it is critical that we take a moment to ... Read More

Conversations on the Common Core

05.11.15 | 1 Comment

Tonight, my husband remarked on something he read on a Facebook post about the Common Core when my daughter was explaining her math homework. She blurted out, “It isn’t Common Core. It is practice!”

“How apropos,” I said to myself. This perspective is exactly what I needed to support my ... Read More

Breaking through concrete

05.06.15 | 1 Comment

By Anindya Kundu

If you’re watching the NBA playoffs, by now you’ve seen the Derrick Rose “Just a Kid” commercial. The metaphor in the ad is about a rose that grew from concrete. The narration comes from a poem by Tupac Shakur. He triumphantly states that instead of focusing on ... Read More

What’s going on?

03.10.15 | 0 Comments | ,
Kids need help communicating about what happens at school each day.... Read More

“There you go again”

03.05.15 | 0 Comments | ,
Proposed new rules on teacher preparation will create more problems than they solve.... Read More

Now is the time for project-based learning

03.03.15 | 1 Comment | ,
People seem to be built for project-based learning. So why aren't we doing more of it?... Read More

Boosting the number of male teachers of color

02.24.15 | 0 Comments | , ,
Minority-serving institutions play a key role in boosting the number of male teachers of color.... Read More

Bilingual education and the role of minority-serving institutions

12.04.14 | 0 Comments | ,
teacher education and certification programs are at the core of improving bilingual education.... Read More

What matters is what’s measured — not who measures it

12.02.14 | 0 Comments | ,
The PISA exam results convey useful information to national-level policy makers — but may not be so helpful to individual schools.... Read More


PDK International Study Tours bring together two things I’m passionate about: education and travel. The mix of school visits and conversations with cultural experiences has offered me the chance to see new places and think about education in different ways.
DANIELLE DENNIS, PDK member and past Emerging Leader