New York City Finds an Effective Way to Evaluate Teachers

Under a new evaluation system that is being hailed as a better way of assessing teacher performance, nine out of ten New York City teachers received one of the top two rankings.


Why Won't My Home State of Mississippi Fully Fund Education?

My home state of Mississippi needs to make some big changes as soon as possible. I want the state to earmark sufficient money towards improving education, and to work to improve their "D" rating . Like Sanders-Tate said, the students deserve the best, and the best is far from outdated textbooks.


Science Still Unclear on Same Sex Schooling

In the 2011 - 2012 school year, more than 500 public schools in America offered single-sex schooling options for students, despite a lack of scientific or academic proof that these arrangements benefit the students in attendance. Christine Gross-Loh examines this issue in an article for The Atlantic where she says that critics call same-sex schooling "sexist" and ineffective.


American Teachers Spend the Most Hours in Classroom

American teachers spend more hours in the classroom than their peer across the globe, according to a recent education report from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). The report outlines the state of education in the world's most developed countries.


Ways to Establish a Culturally Responsive Classroom

A goal of education is to help all students become respectful of the multitudes of cultures and people that they'll interact with once they exit the educational setting. How might a culturally responsive educator push against human nature's natural aversion to the unknown and help students become more respectful of cultures with different ideas?


Education Crisis Extends Across the United States

While 80 percent of high school seniors receive a diploma, less than half of those are able to proficiently read or complete math problems.


No Improvement in Math and Reading Performance Since 2009

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (released in May 2014) had some shocking news: since 2009, there has been no improvement in math and reading performance among our nation's high school seniors.


Should Teachers Be Judged on Student Performance?

Should teachers be judged on student performance? Is it a fair assessment of their skills as educators?


All Day Preschool Better Prepares Children for Kindergarten

A recent study has found that children who attend all-day preschool are much better prepared for Kindergarten than children who go to half-day programs.


Surge of Illegal Immigrants May Cost $761M a Year to Educate

The surge of illegal immigrants in the US cost at least $761 million to educate in 2014. The estimation from the Federation for American Immigration Reform issued a report on the 37,000 illegal immigrant minors after analyzing data from the Department of Health and Human Services and education funding formulas in all fifty states.


The opinions expressed in Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12 are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.
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