That Los Angeles Times series that analyzes district test-score data in connection with teacher effectiveness has created an absolute firestorm of controversy. Want to talk about it? Well, we've created a forum where you can do just that. It would be great to hear what teachers themselves have to say about this issue. Chime in. Update, 8/19: The authors of the L.A. Times report will be live chatting at 2 p.m. ET today, on the L.A. Times' website....
Kirsten Olson, author of Wounded by Schools, wonders why the "industrial model" of schooling so stubbornly persists despite being commonly seen as dysfunctional and outmoded.
The Los Angeles Times hired an economist and education researcher to conduct a value-added analysis of recent standardized test scores, in order to get a scientifically-based measure of teacher effectiveness.
Four hundred or so new D.C. teachers are starting the school year amid a climate of controversy as tensions between Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the President of the D.C. teachers' union George Parker continue to run high.
Tuesday's passage of the edujobs bill did not sit well with everyone, and has some blaming teacher salaries and benefits for the state of the economy.
President Obama spoke from the Rose Garden Tuesday morning, urging the House to pass the edujobs bill.
Teachers at the prestigious Hunter College High School, a New York City public school, are fighting the school's administration over what they believe are discriminatory admissions policies.
A Georgia teacher called the police to report a prowler, and became the victim of police brutality.
In her graduation speech to her fellow classmates, a N.Y.-based valedictorian discusses how schools currently don't promote a learning culture.
Can the psychology behind Alex Rodriguez's sudden home-run struggles that preceded his 600th home run be applied to test-taking?
A bill that could spare as many as 140,000 teaching jobs is one step closer to passing in the Senate this week.
Experts worry that a lack of black and Hispanic teachers in Texas could hinder the achievement of minority students there.
A Brooklyn teacher goes to extreme measures to avoid her classroom observation.
Check out these posters with back-to-school lessons for teachers and students alike.
In an interesting piece on The Huffington Post, the writer and psychologist Thomas Moore (of Care of the Soul fame) argues that education in our country is oriented too much around the aquisition of "things"i.e., "filling our minds with stuff"and not enough around personal development:
A roundup of the best Teacher blogs from this past week.
Maryland has put an end to its policy of allowing teachers to examine standardized test booklets up to two weeks before administering the exams, amid concerns of teachers abusing the privilege.
The quality of your kindergarten experience could determine your future financial well-being, among much else, according to a New York Times report. The Times story looks at a Tennessee study that has followed 12,000 students since 1980s and found that having a good kindergarten experience could translate into a college education, a better retirement fund, longer lasting marriage, better social skills, and a higher earning potential. And when it comes to money for every percentile that a kindergarten student moved up in test scores during the course of the year, he or she could expect to make an additional...