A murder in the neighborhood can significantly knock down a child's score on an IQ test, even if the child did not directly witness the killing or know the victim,
The reality of classrooms and schools is complex and requires the knowledge and expertise of teachers who have the experience to know what works.
Republican voters are much more motivated to vote than Democrats, and the administration's handling of our schools may be one reason teachers are unenthusiastic.
The more we focus on all these incentives, and the means by which they might be made more "fair," the farther we get from the real interests of our students
The Department of Education has a serious credibility problem when it is reported that they are telling members of Congress that America's teachers support merit pay and Race to the Top.
We have waited for our invitation to the table. We have used our "inside voices." Now it is time for our outside voices to be heard.
We must build a genuine sense of accountability among teachers by giving them real responsibility for learning in their schools.
Miller Valley Elementary School chose a beautiful mural to celebrate the students there - but then tried to "lighten" the faces to quell a racist response.
We are going to combine our understanding of the realities of our classroom with some real insights from experts, and figure out a set of policies we can believe in.
A group of California teachers offers a report featuring detailed proposals for reshaping evaluation, so that it becomes a tool for helping teachers to grow