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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.

July 30, 2013

Lead the Common Core With an Open Mind

The Common Core cannot be successfully implemented until we free ourselves from past practices and allow the structural changes required for it to work. Our teachers will be our best informants.

July 29, 2013

Q&A With John Chubb, New Independent Schools Association President (Part 1 of 2)

In Part 1 of this two-part interview, new National Association of Independent Schools president John Chubb discusses the role NAIS might play in developing new educational approaches and shaping the national conversation on education. He also addresses some of the challenges NAIS schools face--and share with other sectors--going forward.

July 29, 2013

The Most Backward Legislature in America

The North Carolina legislature has turned back the clock on the state's reputation for having an innovative and progressive education system. Program after program has been defunded or dismantled.

July 22, 2013

Get the Feds Out of Teacher Evaluations

The amendment to the Student Success Act, the U.S. House re-authorization bill for ESEA, prohibits the federal government from mandating teacher evaluations. This should be applauded because the federal government has no business telling local employers how to evaluate their employees.

July 18, 2013

Study: High Quality Matters More Than Specific Model for Preschoolers with Autism

The common features of various approaches used in educating young students with autism may be more meaningful than the unique elements, researchers have found.

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