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August 20, 2013

Common Core Support, and Opposition, Increase in K-12 Policy Poll

A poll published by Education Next shows both support and opposition to the common core growing in 2013, with the latter nearly doubling.

August 19, 2013

Necessary Shifts: A Change in K-12 Teacher Education

Public education in America needs teachers that are better trained to meet the needs of specific student populations, those that understand the necessary role of distance learning, and those that are willing to speak up to facilitate classroom change. Without these teachers, effective reform to meet global demand is not possible.

August 16, 2013

Get Going: Teachers' Favorite Field Trip Spots

Education Week Teacher's crowdsourced map shows teachers' favorite field-trip locations across the U.S.

August 16, 2013

Q&A: Bill Gates on Teaching, Ed Tech, and Philanthropy

Bill Gates says that listening to classroom teachers will be key if technology is to transform K-12 education.

August 14, 2013

EdCamp Cape Cod: What Public and Non-Public Schools Have to Learn From One Another

We sometimes forget, and the media and our politicians tend to forget even more quickly, that "schools are for kids;" my school head's maxim for teachers is the essential truth of our work. This type of school or that type of school isn't better, although it might serve one kind of kid more effectively. But it's not about competition, not about winning, for God's sake--it's about diversity of opportunity for a diversity of learners.

August 07, 2013

States' Common-Core To-Do Lists Topped by Tests, Curricula

The Common Core State Standards will drive major changes in instruction and curricula, most respondents in a survey of state education officials say.

August 02, 2013

Diversity and Multiculturalism: The Independent School Story (Part 2 of 3)

Sexual orientation and gender identity were always present as issues of diversity, as were religion, cultural heritage, and even just plain gender--many of these varieties of "invisible minority" status. From the perspective of "the work," though, most schools tended to focus on race, the mantra being "If you can talk about race, you can talk about anything."

July 31, 2013

Watch: English-Learners and Common Core in the Classroom

The bilingual website ColorĂ­n Colorado features full lesson plans created for ELLs and videos of teachers using them in the classroom.

July 31, 2013

More Answers From John Chubb, New Independent Schools Association President

In Part 2 of this two-part interview with new National Association of Independent Schools president John Chubb, he addresses the role that independent schools might play as model "schools of the future," what he looks for in a school, and some of his personal experience as an independent school parent.

July 31, 2013

Getting Arrested for 95,000 Teachers

In an act of civil disobedience, Rodney Ellis, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators was arrested for refusing to leave the legislative building after closing hours. He was protesting the way legislators were passing bills that did harm to teachers and their profession.

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