A New Jersey English teacher finding students to be bored with the assigned novels, started using New York Times human-interest stories to teach students about critical analysis.
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February 07, 2014
October 14, 2013
Common Sense Media, an organization that rates educational products for their quality, has written a letter to industry groups asking them to take steps to ensure student privacy, the New York Times reports.
September 20, 2013
Diane Ravitch, the scholar, education pundit, and former assistant U.S. secretary of education, published a new book this week that is garnering a range of responses from the education community and beyond.
July 08, 2013
As an educator, a parent, and a human being, I'm sickened by the ways in which children around the world are made pawns in political and cultural battles. But when I go through the exercise of trying to "globalize" my own perspective, I see plenty of things at home to inspire tears and anger.
June 19, 2013
But then, I live my life among school people--teachers, kids, parents--and I have to be attuned to their needs and dreams. Strange or lurid stories about schools have their contexts, whether we know them or not, and as outsiders our assumptions affect only ourselves unless we forget that they are only half-informed assumptions and bruit them about as expert analysis and fact.
May 23, 2013
If we can make a commitment to eradicate anti-homosexual slurs and to counsel those who make them to understand the root of their attack...we have begun to address our responsibilities.
May 02, 2013
We want to save some sense for our students that childhood is different from adulthood. It is a special time, safe and loving, not a rehearsal for the stress of adulthood.
April 25, 2013
As the testing mania grows, we carry out the implementation with fidelity and honesty, standing tall while we live with the frustration , fatigue, fear...and yes, anger... growing within our communities.
April 05, 2013
The administration reportedly proposes covering at least part of the prekindergarten expansion by raising federal taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products.
April 04, 2013
No leader can lack integrity. Every time we act, we must ask ourselves, "Is this the right thing to do?" I