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July 23, 2015

Senate's Version of ESEA Affirms Professional Learning Principles

The bill makes clear that educators' professional learning must be collaborative, job-embedded, sustained, classroom-focused, and data-driven.

July 21, 2015

College Readiness for Underserved Middle School Students Shouldn't Be Forgotten

Many initiatives geared toward college and career readiness focus on a student's early years and high school, but middle school may be the best time to intervene.

June 20, 2015

Response: Avoiding 'Trust Busters' When Making Change in Schools

Today's contributors on the topic of making change in schools include Catherine Beck, Paul D'Elia, Michael Lamond, Julie Combs, Stacey Edmonson, Sandra Harris, PJ Caposey and Kirke H. Olson. In addition, you can see quite a few comments from readers.

June 16, 2015

Head Start Proposes Changes Designed to Reduce Bureaucratic Burden

The proposed Head Start rules, under development for years, are designed to align with the most up-to-date research on effective early-learning programs.

June 12, 2015

Tighter Alcohol Laws Reduce Odds of Underage Drinking, Study Finds

New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.

June 10, 2015

How Can We Encourage Colleagues To Support ELLs?

The new "question-of-the-week" is from "Anonymous': How do other ELL teachers, or maybe Special Education teachers (who also have students who need modifications in classes), work with their colleagues and their principal to ensure the legal obligation that ELL students are getting appropriate material without being a overbearing pest?

June 01, 2015

Washington State Passes Bill Strengthening Computer Science Education

The Washington state legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill to improve computer science education.

May 18, 2015

Response: Educators Stay Because They 'Tap Into Moral Dimension Of Teaching'

Today, Kathleen Budge, William Parrett, Cathie E. West , Kevin L. O'Gorman, Jacqueline E. Jacobs and Pia Lindquist Wong contribute their commentaries on why teachers stay at high-poverty schools. In addition, I include comments from readers.

May 16, 2015

Response: Teachers Stay Because 'They Made A Choice To Serve'

Educators Renee Moore, Katy Farber, Sharon Jacobs, and Opal Davis Dawson share their thoughts about why teachers stay at difficult-to-staff schools.

May 13, 2015

Why Do Some Teachers Stay At Difficult-To-Staff Schools?

The new "question-of-the-week" is a natural follow-up to last week's topic: Why do some teachers stay at difficult to staff schools? What are the rewards? What do these long term teachers learn about specific communities & learning that benefit their students?

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