At a recent institute sponsored by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, I heard a well-known researcher and thought leader give his definition of 21st skills. His definition had three parts: the curriculum and pedagogy of the most prestigious, elite schools of the world, like Eton College; infor...
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July 21, 2012
July 19, 2012
The House version of the spending bill allows teachers in alternative certification programs to count as "highly qualified" as long as they are working toward certification and are part of a recognized program, for another two years.
July 18, 2012
Novice teachers disproportionately get assigned lower-performing students, and districts often do not work to retain the most effective newcomers, according to new analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.
July 09, 2012
It has often been said that changing the National Education Association is like turning around a large battleship, but that has not stopped Dennis Van Roekel, the current president, from working to forge a consensus around changed policy among his constituents. In the face of declining membership, D...
July 06, 2012
Under state law, the Detroit emergency manager has the power to create a "successor collective bargaining agreement" without union negotiation.
July 01, 2012
The National Education Association has lost more than 100,000 members, and expects to lose even more in the future.
June 26, 2012
A new policy brief zeroes in on concrete steps California can take to improve the academic outcomes for its large English-language learner population.
June 25, 2012
Albuquerque teachers are working with a prominent language acquisition scholar to develop grade-appropriate, rigorous lessons that align with the new common standards in English language arts.
June 17, 2012
Last week, I attended a special celebration on Capitol Hill to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the independent board that certifies accomplished teachers in the United States. Yes, it has been 25 years since the board was created in 1...
June 13, 2012
The National Center on Learning Disabilities, which is urging calls to senators to ensure a provision about an alternate path to being considered a highly qualified teachers is killed, notes that students with disabilities, English-language learners, poor students, and students of color are the ones most likely to be taught by uncertified teachers.