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December 19, 2012

Teachers Deserve Higher Salaries With Those Standards

For the last decade, the salaries of teachers have increased only 3.4 per cent when you factor in inflation. It is time to prioritize higher salaries with those higher standards.

December 17, 2012

Brave Teachers and Heavy Hearts

Today America's school reopen after a weekend of sadness in response to the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While our hearts are full of sadness for the children and school staff who were killed, we are full of pride for the educators who protected and saved many children.

December 13, 2012

Group Tackles Evaluation of Special Education Teachers

For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions—but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.

November 26, 2012

Paying Attention to Teachers' Working Conditions

If teachers' working conditions are students' learning conditions, it is time for all states to follow the lead of Kentucky and North Carolina by administering the Teacher Working Conditions Survey to all educators.

November 16, 2012

Preparing Students for Today's and Tomorrow's Jobs

Change the Equation launches the "iON Future" online learning games on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to inform and encourage students to consider STEM careers.

November 08, 2012

Teacher Bashing Is a Loser

Across America, the final votes are being counted and recounted, but we can be sure of one result that will not change: bashing teachers is not a winning proposition in this country. American voters still believe in those teachers that helped shape their lives and that are doing the same for their c...

November 02, 2012

Let Your Students Vote

Our students need to be college, career , and citizenship ready. There is no better opportunity to teach our students the core of citizenship in a democracy than to involve them in the election process. Voting is a fundamental right and should be exercised by everyone. Let's create the behavior patt...

October 29, 2012

It's a Trick or Treat Election

I have been a diligent student of this Presidential election. I have watched all the debates, viewed all the ads in two battleground states, read the barrage of emails from the candidates, and studied the education records and promises of Governor Romney and President Obama. My conclusion is that---...

October 26, 2012

Texas District Moving From Good to Great

Marian Kisch, a freelance writer out of Chevy Chase, MD, who writes a monthly column for the HOPE Foundation shares a guest blog today. She tells us about a success story that has used HOPE to help change the schools' culture and tailor school leadership development opportunities to reach the ulti...

October 24, 2012

States Must Tread Cautiously on Evaluations of Special Ed. Teachers

With school reform efforts combining with federal incentives to encourage more districts and states to change how they evaluate teachers, the Council for Exceptional Children shares its views on evaluating special education teachers.

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