Editor in chief of The Progressive. A native of Madison, Ruth Conniff has been at The Progressive since her days as an intern. She has also written for The Nation and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, PBS, and MSNBC. She was the recipient of an “Editor’s Choice” award from Madison Magazine for her coverage of the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011. Her Progressive magazine feature story on school privatization is a chapter in the book It Happened in Wisconsin (Verso, 2012).
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BY KAZUHIRO KOJIMA & KAZUKO AKAMATSU
@ VOL 69
ON FEB 20, 2010
This presentation is in JAPANESE. The first project, a school, is to be built as the current school does not meet current earthquake regulations in Japan. It reveals how important it is to rebuild where old public buildings are clearly at risk in a major earthquake. CAt website
Tilling Fallow Land: How school gardens can be integral to the next generation of public schools.
BY ELIAS ATTEA
@ VOL 14
ON FEB 12, 2015
For a child, a garden is more than a greenspace. It can be a place for peace, learning, and ownership. School gardens have been a revisited movement that have caught much momentum in the United States, and Pond Gap Elementary is a local advocate. Horticultural pedagogy is more than just seeing plants grow. School gardens can be an alternative to a more natural and tangible outlet for school curriculum, therapy, and physical and emotional development.
American History and Present Day
BY RICHARD KREITNER
@ VOL 13
ON APR 30, 2015
Special assistant to the publisher at The Nation, Richard Kreitner edits The Almanac, The Nation’s this-day-in-history blog, and writes the weekly Back Issues feature in the front of the magazine. He has also contributed reviews and essays on the American war in Vietnam, The New Republic’s centennial anthology, and Section 2 of the 14th Amendment. As a teenager, he was once expelled from a summer-study program in Madison after a regrettable misunderstanding about the definition of drug paraphernalia. He holds no grudge against the city.
How to Sell Video Games to Schools
BY BRANDON PITTSER
@ VOL 22
ON APR 13, 2017
Filament Games has been exclusively focused on developing learning games for over 10 years, and They've recently cracked the code of selling learning games to schools. The want to share their secrets with you! From district administrators to rockstar teachers, they uncover how they use their allies in the field to evangelize for this important pedagogical movement. Brandon Pittser gives a high-level overview of what it takes to make it in the challenging, exciting world of K-12 educational games sales.
Current Challenges for Scottish Teachers
BY KIRSTEN DARLING-MCQUISTAN
@ VOL 19
ON MAY 23, 2017
Kirsten Darling-Mcquistan is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to taking on the role of lecturer she taught in schools in Angus, Fife and London. She speaks of some of the current challenges for Scottish teachers and offers a possible way forward for Scottish education.