"New Education is a path, where people can explore and walk ahead....It is also an adventure." -Zhu Yongxin A pioneering leader of New Education in China, Professor Zhu Yongxin has watched the seeds of his educational dream take root and flourish all across the nation. In this invaluable collection of essays, he offers his personal, year-by-year reflections on the remarkable success of New Education, starting with its introduction in 2002 through its rapid growth across provinces, to its ongoing vision for China's future. The book includes: * An inspiring chronology of New Education's achievements, from 2002 to the present * Specific actions that educators can do to provide new tools for our teachers, new innovations for our schools, and new opportunities for our students * A celebration of the New Education journey-and the scholars, educators, and leaders who are making it happen In the year 2000, Professor Zhu Yongxin published his landmark book, My Vision on Education-and a new vision of education was born. In 2002, a school in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China quietly introduced New Education into their classrooms and curriculum. By 2014, New Education had taken root in more than two-thousand schools in twenty-nine provinces, becoming China's largest nongovernmental educational experiment. In this brilliantly observed collection of essays, Yongxin takes readers on a fascinating journey through time, mapping out the rapid growth and incredible success of New Education in China-year by year, teacher by teacher, student by student. Essays include: * Someone Has to Polish the Stars (2002-2003) * Make a Pot of Stone Soup (2004-2005) * Write the Legends of Life (2006-2007) * Believe in Time, Believe in Seeds (2008-2009 * Take Actions and You Will Have Gains; Insist and There Will Be Miracles (2010-2011) * The Celebration Is On The Road (2012-2013) Dedicated to the visionary teachers and leaders who have worked diligently and passionately to improve our schools and provide new opportunities for students, these insightful first-hand accounts provide an invaluable timeline of academic achievements that will inspire educators for years to come. These are the stories of New Education in action-and these are the innovative thinkers and doers who are building an exciting new future for China. "Our colleagues have shown their best self on the road to New Education," Yongxin writes. "I know it's an endless journey, but we are always heading for a brighter tomorrow." Zhu Yongxin is a member of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, vice chairman of the China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD), and vice president of Chinese Society of Education (CSE). He also serves as a professor and PhD supervisor at Soochow University. A sponsor of the New Education Experiment in China, Professor Zhu has won several awards for his influential work, including "60 great contributors in China's Education of 60 years" (2009), "30th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up: Person of the Year in China's Education Area" (2008), "Top 10 News Figures in China's Reform" (2007), and "Top 10 Elites in China's Education" (2006). Professor Zhu has published more than 400 articles on education both at home and abroad, and published over 30 books as well.