A poll published by Education Next shows both support and opposition to the common core growing in 2013, with the latter nearly doubling.
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August 20, 2013
August 19, 2013
Public education in America needs teachers that are better trained to meet the needs of specific student populations, those that understand the necessary role of distance learning, and those that are willing to speak up to facilitate classroom change. Without these teachers, effective reform to meet global demand is not possible.
August 16, 2013
Education Week Teacher's crowdsourced map shows teachers' favorite field-trip locations across the U.S.
August 15, 2013
Bill Gates says that listening to classroom teachers will be key if technology is to transform K-12 education.
August 12, 2013
We sometimes forget, and the media and our politicians tend to forget even more quickly, that "schools are for kids;" my school head's maxim for teachers is the essential truth of our work. This type of school or that type of school isn't better, although it might serve one kind of kid more effectively. But it's not about competition, not about winning, for God's sake--it's about diversity of opportunity for a diversity of learners.
August 06, 2013
The Common Core State Standards will drive major changes in instruction and curricula, most respondents in a survey of state education officials say.
August 01, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity were always present as issues of diversity, as were religion, cultural heritage, and even just plain gender--many of these varieties of "invisible minority" status. From the perspective of "the work," though, most schools tended to focus on race, the mantra being "If you can talk about race, you can talk about anything."
July 31, 2013
The bilingual website Colorín Colorado features full lesson plans created for ELLs and videos of teachers using them in the classroom.
July 30, 2013
In Part 2 of this two-part interview with new National Association of Independent Schools president John Chubb, he addresses the role that independent schools might play as model "schools of the future," what he looks for in a school, and some of his personal experience as an independent school parent.
July 29, 2013
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.