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February 06, 2014

Matt Damon: Why Cut Teachers Out of Ed. Policy?

Matt Damon stopped by Reddit today for an Ask-Me-Anything session, and took the opportunity to reproach certain kinds of education reform.

February 05, 2014

Appeals Court Upholds N.Y.C. Liability Over Teacher Test

New York City schools could face civil-rights liability for a teacher-certification test's racially disparate impact on black and Latino test-takers, a federal appeals court holds.

January 27, 2014

D.C. Teacher to Be Obama Guest at State of the Union

Kathy Hollowell-Makle, a former member of Teach For America, will be one of Michelle Obama's guests at the annual address.

January 27, 2014

Calif. Lawsuit on Teacher Protections Could Have Big Impact on Districts

The potentially precedent-setting trial in Los Angeles features plaintiffs seeking to overturn seniority, tenure, and dismissal procedures.

January 24, 2014

Comparing Teaching Conditions in Charter vs. Regular Schools

A study controls for teachers' background characteristics to arrive at a better understanding of the differences between teachers' experiences in charters and traditional public schools in one Texas district.

January 17, 2014

An Authentic Independent School/Public School Teacher Dialogue: Might We?

The folks behind last night's Twitter chat believe the time has come to act on the apparent enthusiasm for--need for, I would even say--some grass-roots, teacher-to-teacher connectedness between our sometimes rarefied world and those who work in public schools.

January 15, 2014

Teachers Avoid Social Media Use for Classroom Learning, Survey Finds

Many teachers are using social networking in their personal lives, but not for teaching purposes because of concerns about negative repercussions, a new survey says.

January 10, 2014

Coming to TV: Good Teacher, 'Bad Teacher'

Two new TV shows, one on the Hallmark Channel, the other coming to CBS, spotlight the teaching profession from very different perspectives.

January 08, 2014

Taking a Break From Blogging

I have decided to suspend my blog indefinitely while I concentrate on helping my home state of North Carolina regain its reputation for great public schools supported by thoughtful public school policy.

January 03, 2014

New Year's Week Roundup of School Choice News

New York City education chancellor selected, North Carolina teachers' attitudes toward vouchers revealed, and implications of Indiana's pre-K vouchers outlined.

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