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September 17, 2014

Twitter Chat: Instilling Civic Responsibility in Students

What duty do schools have to cultivate civic engagement, and how can teachers help with such efforts? Tonight's Twitter chat will discuss civic responsibility.

September 11, 2014

Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners

The Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools is also spearheading a project to upgrade common-core-aligned instructional materials for English-learners.

September 10, 2014

Abandoning the Common Core Would Be a Disservice to Students

If we step back from the standards, we will be doing our students a disservice, writes Jessica Keigan.

August 21, 2014

District Bans Discussion of Ferguson Protests, Citing Opinionated Teachers

A superintendent in an Illinois district said that parents complained about teachers interjecting their own opinions into class discussions of the protests roiling nearby Ferguson, Mo.

August 20, 2014

PDK/Gallup Release Annual Poll on Education

Today, Gallup and PDK released results from their 46th Annual Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. I encourage you to read the report and think about how these findings match your own beliefs when it comes to public education.

July 08, 2014

Q & A Collections: Implementing The Common Core

Here are all my posts related to implementing the Common Core.

June 29, 2014

Response: Ways To Teach Globalization

Craig Perrier asked: How do you teach globalization? It's an important issue, one that's highlighted in the above photo I took recently at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. on a recent visit. Four educators -- John T. Spencer, Diana Laufenberg, Jennifer D. Klein, and Jason F...

June 26, 2014

How Do You Teach Globalization?

Craig Perrier asks: How do you teach globalization? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. There will be plenty of space for reader comments.You can also send questions to me at you send one in, let me know if I can use ...

June 24, 2014

Teachers in Charge? Keep Dreaming

There's a lot to love about the idea of teacher-powered schools, writes Matthew Holland. Unfortunately, bureaucracy offers reason for pessimism.

June 23, 2014

Response: 'Teachers Know A Lot About Scaffolding' For Complex Texts

(This is the last post in a two-part series on this topic.  You can see Part One here.) Bill Younglove asked: The Common Core State Standards' final draft settled upon this phrase: "Scaffolding, as needed." How best can a teacher gauge students' "need" when dealing with complex text? Part One featu...

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