As families and communities gather to watch students walk across the stage in cap and gown to receive a high school diploma, it is often a time of great celebration. Sadly, according to a new analysis from the NAEP governing board, fewer than 40% of of seniors are prepared for college. Further, many graduate without a clear plan for college or career-ready skills.
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May 29, 2014
April 30, 2014
It can be a difficult challenge for teachers to meet students where they are and also teach grade-level mathematics. Negotiating that tension is the subject of this post, in which I'll offer some thoughts on striking smart balances in rotation models. I've also included thoughts from two mathematics teachers, Allyson ("Ryan") Redd of North Carolina and Peter Tang of Tennessee.
April 22, 2014
AFT's lesson-sharing partnership has grown to half a million members, the teachers' union says.
April 04, 2014
Strong states and common expectations are fundamental to the future of K-12 education in America. New tools create the opportunity for new schools; standards and states are the framework for quality at scale.
March 21, 2014
A former governor and an ed school dean met in a bar...they discussed the seeming incompatibility of digital learning with differentiated instruction and the scripted curricula mandated by many school districts.
February 27, 2014
A national survey of some 20,000 teachers finds generally positive opinions about the common core.
February 20, 2014
In another sign of unease about the common core from teachers' unions, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has expressed concerns about how the standards have been introduced.
February 19, 2014
The NEA slams common-core implementation and makes recommendations for improving it.
February 11, 2014
Neither New York's governor nor its teachers' unions like flexibility announced by the state's Regents on teacher evaluation results.
February 10, 2014
Teachers in New York will for now be able to appeal evaluation results on the basis that they didn't receive enough training or support for implementation.