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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.

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.

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