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December 23, 2013

D.C. Schools Disclose Errors in Teacher Evaluations; Union Wants Answers

Scores were wrong for only a small fraction of teachers, the school system says, but the president of the Washington Teachers Union says she is "deeply disturbed" by the information.

December 18, 2013

The Call to Teach: The Role of Technology

Love it or hate it, today's teachers must embrace technology as a way of life in their classrooms. Resistance is futile at this point so educators must find a balance between the flash of technology and its practical benefits in the learning process.

December 16, 2013

Resources for Writing IEPs Aligned to Common-Core Standards

This list is a starting point for educators seeking examples of standards-based IEP goals tied to the Common Core State Standards, currently adopted in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

December 10, 2013

How Can We Expand Our Capacity to Teach and Improve Learning?

Teachers have worked harder within the same system that has been in place for many decades. There comes a point where harder won't help. Too many factors exist now for a 'work harder' mentality to be successful.

December 09, 2013

PISA Shows U.S. 'Standing Still' in Education, Says Ed. Dept. Official

Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James H. Shelton argued that other nations' decision to expand on what has been successful U.S. education policy helps explain lagging U.S. scores on PISA.

December 06, 2013

Scaling Nonprofits: Lessons from the Experts

Is your nonprofit making a difference in your community? Are you starting to think about national expansion? Here is some advice from five experts.

December 04, 2013

K-12 Policy Warfare in Indiana Persists With Leak of New Group's Agenda

Indiana superintendent Glenda Ritz says the document shows state officials are planning to remove her as chairwoman of the state school board.

December 03, 2013

ALEC Ed. Agenda for 2014: Course Choice, Student Data 'Backpack Act'

The free-market-oriented organization is considering draft bills dealing with school choice and a state records database with academic information on individual students.

November 25, 2013

Gates Teacher Study Opens Video Library to Researchers

Video and other materials from the Gates-funded Measures of Effective Teaching study will be opened to researchers for additional studies next year.

November 25, 2013

Common Core Needs a Czar

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been a mess and has put these standards at risk of survival. CCSSO and NGA need to select a Common Core Czar to oversee the implementation and grant this person the authority to make needed changes as well as recommend changes in laws and regulations.

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