Get instant email alerts from EdWeek's blogs. Learn more.

Recently in education reform Category

<<   <   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   >   >>  

October 18, 2011

Civil Rights Groups Press for Truly Qualified Teachers

As Congress wrestles with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), they have a chance to address the issue of teacher quality once again. The Coalition for Teaching Quality -- 82 organizations representing civil rights, parent, community, disability, and education a...

October 12, 2011

Improving Teaching 101: Teacher Action Research

Over the past two decades living and working in Oakland, I became well acquainted with Dr. Anna Richert. This professor of education at Mills College has built a powerful network of teachers engaged in systematically reflecting on their teaching practice. I have served as a member of the advisory bo...

October 11, 2011

John Thompson: Coaching is Good for Doctors and Teachers Both

Guest post by John Thompson. Atul Gawande says that surgery is not like teaching where your best work is behind you by the age of thirty. Just kidding! In fact, Gawande's New Yorker article, "Personal Best" explains the value of programs for coaching teachers in order to show its potential in tra...

October 09, 2011

Jerry Brown Puts the Brakes on Test-Driven Reform

Jerry Brown is perhaps the most powerful leader in our country who actually understands what has happened to our schools as a result of standards-based data-driven reform. In a move that signals exactly what should be done with the moribund No Child Left Behind in Congress, Brown has issued a veto o...

October 05, 2011

Why I Support the Occupation Movement

Over the past nineteen days we have witnessed a remarkable movement emerge. First in New York City, on Wall Street, and now in cities across the country, young people have taken to the streets to protest the way their futures have been hijacked by decisions made far beyond them. I am with them 100%...

October 03, 2011

Education Reform Takes a Corporate Path With Help From ALEC

Guest post by the administrative team of United Opt Out: Shaun Johnson, Morna McDermott, Laurie Murphy, Peg Robertson, Tim Slekar and Ceresta Smith (a website dedicated to ending punitive high stakes testing in public education). In the past year, a number of states have introduced laws that "refor...

September 27, 2011

John Thompson: Gates Foundation Teacher Effectiveness Researcher Seems to Support the 'Status Quo'

The National Bureau of Economic Research just published "School Choice, School Quality and Postsecondary Attainment" by David J. Deming, Justine S. Hastings, Thomas J. Kane and Douglas O. Staiger. Tom Kane, of course, heads the Gates Foundation's $400 million dollar "Measuring Effective Teaching" ...

September 22, 2011

Public Schools and Post Offices: What do they have in Common?

Last week, one of Stephen Colbert's guests was a former mail carrier named Phil Rubio, who raised the alarm about the potential demise of a basic government service, the US Post Office. Dr. Rubio explained that the Post Office is a rather strange government/business hybrid, where it is controlled by...

September 20, 2011

John Thompson: Should Schools Grade Students' Moral Character?

Guest post by John Thompson. Part two of two. Last week I read Paul Tough's New York Times Magazine article, "What if the Secret to Success is Failure?," about the approach being taken by the KIPP schools and others, inspired by the work of Martin Seligman. Two big issues came up for me. The first...

September 19, 2011

John Thompson: Does a "No Excuses" Approach Really Work?

Guest post by John Thompson. Part one of two. Last week I read Paul Tough's New York Times Magazine article, "What if the Secret to Success is Failure?," about the approach being taken by the KIPP schools and others, inspired by the work of Martin Seligman. Two big issues came up for me. The firs...

<<   <   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   >   >>  

Advertisement

Most Viewed On Teacher

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments