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January 16, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Understood Poverty and So Do Teachers

Teachers understand that there are two kinds of poor children, those with social capital and those without. As we celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. and the inauguration of President Obama, we need to focus on ending poverty for all children.

January 03, 2013

N.Y. Reform Commission Stresses Teacher Prep, More Learning Time

A New York state commission on education reform recommended extended learning time and higher bars to enter the teaching profession in a Jan. 2 report.

January 02, 2013

My Predictions for 2013

As we begin 2013, I offer ten predictions that involve education policy, practice, and politics.

December 29, 2012

Quality Access to Learning: Teachers and Technology

Wendy Heckert explores technology implementation in the classroom, and makes a plea to start-ups to help train teachers to best use new tools

December 27, 2012

Grading My 2012 Predictions

As we come to the end of 2012, I reviewed the predictions I made a year ago and graded them.

December 26, 2012

Sandy Hook Teacher Recalls Better Times at Newtown School

"I love this place," says Connie Sullivan, "I will stay here for the rest of my career, God willing."

December 24, 2012

MasteryConnect Eases Common Core Alignment, Instruction & Tracking

Three years ago Doug Weber and Mick Hewitt had left a web design agency and were consulting on a social network in Japan. During that same time, Cory Reid was CEO of Instructure. Trenton Goble, a school principal, and Mick were training for a marathon and discussing Trenton's frustrations around tracking progress of formative assessments in a mastery learning approach.

December 21, 2012

Let's Chat About Student Engagement!

In an hour-long chat, instructional coach Jim Knight answered questions about improving teacher effectiveness and increasing student engagement.

December 21, 2012

Courage in the Face of Fire

Alan Blankstein, president and founder of the HOPE Foundation, provides insightful words that reflect on the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School and offer comfort for the present and a challenge to change our future.

December 20, 2012

Teachers Struggle With Helping Students Who Are Grieving

As much as teachers may want to help students who are grieving, teachers and school staff say they need better training and more support.

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