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February 25, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces April Runoff

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.

January 30, 2015

Response: Differentiation Is Important 'Because We Teach Students Not Standards'

Three well-known educators/authors provide guest responses offering effective ways to differentiate instruction: Regie Routman, Carol Ann Tomlinson, and Laura Robb.

January 30, 2015

Looking for a Five-Cent Solution

A trip to the grocery store raises questions about what motivates people to change their behavior.

January 22, 2015

When Education Policy Debates Are More Than a Circus

People are often disinclined to disagree in good faith and work from there. I've noticed this again with ESEA reauthorization and State of the Union postmortems. Here are two takeaways.

January 10, 2015

Response: Teachers Of Color Can 'Broaden Student Perspectives'

Teacher Ya Po Cha, teacher Elizabeth Villanueva, student teacher Billy William Ivy, biligual aide Alma Avalos, and student Amanda Martinez provide their thoughts on recruiting teachers of color. In addition, I include comments from readers.

January 08, 2015

Response: 'Education Suffers' Without More Teachers Of Color

Teachers Antoine Germany, James Pale, Dominique Williams and Evelyn Ramos; and student Jacquelin Estrada contribute their thoughts on the need for more teachers of color.

January 08, 2015

California's Window of Opportunity

California has a chance to show how a state can dodge the supposedly silver bullets of weaker education reform efforts, and move towards meaningful structural changes that benefit students and schools.

January 07, 2015

New York City to Lift Long-Standing Ban on Cellphones in Schools

The New York Daily News reports that the ban on electronic devices could end as early as March. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he planned to end the prohibition when he campaigned for mayor last year.

January 06, 2015

Response: The Teachers of Color 'Disappearance Crisis'

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Travis J. Bristol, and Terrenda Corisa White provide written responses to this week's topic: How Can We Increase the Ranks of Teachers of Color?

January 05, 2015

What Needs To Happen To Recruit & Retain More Teachers Of Color?

The new question-of-the-week is: What Needs To Happen To Recruit & Retain More Teachers Of Color?

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