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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.

July 17, 2013

Smart Cities: The Hillsborough Leadership Story

High performing organizations grow their own leaders. A lack of political stability makes that unusual in urban American education--but Hillsborough, Florida is a great exception.

July 12, 2013

Sexual Abuse, Lies, and Schools: Screening 'The Hunt'

The new movie "The Hunt" depicts a teacher falsely accused of sexually abusing a young child.

July 12, 2013

Teachers Call for Ouster of Tennessee Ed. Boss After Pay Overhaul

The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.

July 08, 2013

Unions Are Right on Common-Core Standards

Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers support Common Core State Standards, and both unions call for a moratorium on high stakes testing until initial implementation of these standards is successful.

July 02, 2013

IES Builds New Research Partnerships, Testing Studies

The National Center on Education Research has awarded nearly $76 million in new grants, including several to build research partnerships with educators.

June 28, 2013

So You Hate Your Students ...

Sixty or more minutes a day, five days a week, students and teachers spend time together. So at some point, some student is going to strike a nerve. How do you respond?

June 27, 2013

Teach Oregon: Growing Great Teachers

Teach Oregon is a partnership between school districts and universities to develop a diverse workforce of great teachers. Oregon is tackling the toughest issues of teacher development that every state faces.

June 25, 2013

Dumbing Down America's Teachers

Advanced degrees are an important part of the teaching profession. Researchers who limit their research to a test score have undermined the complexity of teaching and enabled anti-intellectual politicians to do harm to teachers.

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