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February 19, 2014

NEA Calls for Course Correction on 'Botched' Common Core

The NEA slams common-core implementation and makes recommendations for improving it.

February 19, 2014

Eight Principles of Productive Gamification

Using games to promote learning isn't a new idea. But the widespread use of game-based adaptive learning systems, the explosion of mobile-learning applications, and the growing use of game-based strategies makes gamification one of the most important education trends of this decade.

February 10, 2014

N.Y. Teachers Could Contest Evaluation Rating Tied to Common Core

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.

February 09, 2014

They Learned It, But Did They Feel It?

They Learned It, But Did They Feel It?

February 08, 2014

Diversity Education Goes for the Gold!

Through Olympic-themed lessons, you can promote respect for religious and other forms of diversity while developing healthy habits, good character, and essential academic skills. Such lessons can easily be integrated into the regular school day because of their academic content and their potential for alignment with Common Core State Standards. They also lend themselves well to afterschool programs, which can put more emphasis on physical movement and interaction.

February 07, 2014

Read Carefully & Select the Best Answer

When each of us decides to become a teacher, we don't take an oath to spend the better part of everyday preparing students for timed impending doom. We hope to engage in a dialogue that allows students to acquire skills and inspire them to become lifelong learners.

February 06, 2014

Supporting Academic Discussions for ELLs in Common-Core Classrooms

Language experts based at Stanford University are expanding their offerings of free courses for educators looking for resources on supporting English-language learners in the move to more rigorous academic standards.

February 02, 2014

N.Y. State: Where No Confidence Is King

After a few difficult years in NY Public Education, this years brings a re-election for Governor Cuomo, a vote of no confidence on Commissioner King from NYSUT and a promise for some positive changes.

January 26, 2014

We Need More Dialogue & Less Monologue From Secretary Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has spent most of his time as secretary saying the public education system is failing, and it really needs to stop.

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

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