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January 19, 2015

Teacher Voices on NCLB

Teachers weigh in on the debate over NCLB. Read to find out what some California teachers are thinking regarding Common Core State Standards, annual testing, and what the new law should focus on in the years to come.

January 16, 2015

Do We All Need a Dose of Assessment Literacy?

Assessment literacy would do us all a bit of good...especially those leaders at the top.

January 06, 2015

Ericka Miller Joins Education Department as 'Senior Adviser'

Most recently a vice president at the Education Trust, Miller is a former college professor, but also has plenty of K-12 credibility.

January 06, 2015

Our Nation May STILL Be 'At Risk'

More than 30 years later we may still be A Nation At Risk but for many different reasons.

January 03, 2015

Resolve to Get Involved With Policy in 2015

I know you may be thinking, I don't have time to get involved in something else! But taking the time to get involved in education issues outside your classroom is a great way to stay connected with the larger issues at your school, in your district, and in your state. It's also a great way to keep recharging those batteries.

December 26, 2014

Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy

Google scanning student emails, inBloom collapsing, and the California legislature passing a major data-privacy measure were among the top data-privacy stories of 2014.

December 16, 2014

Balanced Literacy: Being a Program-less Teacher

So now, in a way, I am program-less. There is no one teacher's guide that I regularly reference and where I find all my ready-made resources.

December 08, 2014

The Common Core Journey

Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.

December 08, 2014

Code.org Kicks Off Computer Science Education Week at White House

Code.org and the National Science Foundation have forged a public-private partnership that will use $20 million in new funding to expand computer science education in U.S. schools.

November 14, 2014

Obama to Host Ed-Tech Summit for Superintendents

The White House summit on Wednesday, Nov. 19 will highlight exemplary leadership in digital transformations and launch a "Future Ready District Pledge."

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