Happy Election Day! More Resources for the 2012 Election


Happy election day, Technapexers! For those of you readers who are of voting age, remember: vote early, vote often. It’s still not too late to learn more about this year’s election. Over the past couple months we’ve been posting election Continue reading

Taking the Election to School: Debate Now On Demand

Obama Education Advisor Jon Schnur, right, gestures as Romney Education Advisor Phil Handy, left, listens during their debate at Teachers College Horace Mann Auditorium on the Columbia University campus, Monday, October 15, 2012. Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

Now that the three presidential debates have finally wrapped up, we can focus our attention on education issues surrounding the 2012 election. In case you missed last week’s education debate, Taking the Election to School: Making Education a Focus of Continue reading

Student Opinion on the Presidential Debate


Today The Learning Network, the New York Times’ education blog that provides teaching and learning materials for teachers and students, asked students to submit their opinions on last night’s presidential debates: As you watch the debates on Wednesday night, tell Continue reading

Education Advisers to Obama and Romney to Debate; Live Webcast

Taking the Election to School

Next week Teachers College Columbia University, the college’s graduate school of education, will host an education debate titled “Taking the Election to School: Making Education a Focus of the 2012 Election.” John Schnur, education adviser to President Barack Obama, and Continue reading

Teach the 2012 Presidential Election with Interactive Web Game


In the months leading up to the 2004 election, it was a mark of pride to be 18 years old at my high school. Students in civics, government and history classes spent hours participating in mock elections and debates. We’d Continue reading