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February 26, 2013

Survey: Teachers Feel Safe at School; Decline Carrying Guns

A new survey of nearly 11,000 educators finds that the majority don't want to carry weapons at school despite the December shootings in Newtown, Conn.

February 26, 2013

When It Comes to Education Policy, Should We Give Class Size Another Look?

In A Year at Mission Hill, we see the value of teachers having the space and time to know their students well. Is it time we revisited the power of small class sizes when it comes to education policy?

February 26, 2013

Teacher and Principal Evaluation That Makes a Difference

Since the implementation process is well underway, what can we do to be the transformers? How can we use this debilitating opportunity to actually improve our principals and teachers? This is worth doing. If we begin a new process and simply skim over it without honoring its value, its introduction may be accepted, but not attended to. We have to push against our institutional habit of clinging to the old ways.

February 25, 2013

You Better Start Listening to Teachers

The MetLife American Teacher Survey presented insight into the problems with teacher job satisfaction, and the frustration that is building with the bureaucratic intrusions into the demands on teachers today.

February 22, 2013

Views of Technology Differ Among Elementary, High School Educators

Elementary school educators are more likely than their high school peers to see technological know-how as an important school-leadership skill, a survey reveals.

February 21, 2013

Principals' Morale Declining: Some Possible Reasons Why

In an annual survey, principals report declining levels of job satisfaction.

February 21, 2013

Teachers: We're Ready To Teach Common Core, But Will It Help Students?

Relatively few are "very confident" that new standards will improve achievement or make students more ready for college and work.

February 20, 2013

What if Teachers Ran the School?

At the Mission Hill school, teachers are empowered to decide what's best for their students. Would more schools be healthier places if more teachers were given similar latitude?

February 19, 2013

Dancing Classrooms

Dancing Classrooms is more than teaching children ballroom dancing. It is a program that teaches leadership, confidence, respect, acceptance, as well as strengthens self-esteem.

February 14, 2013

Lead Equity Through Literacy in All Classrooms

Equal access to a good public education can be offered in every classroom through the development of literacy.

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