"I'm so happy to live in a world in which I don't need to defend the educational benefits of turquoise water, wooden boats, chop sticks, clothes pins, and rocks," says Teacher Tom.
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September 12, 2013
September 03, 2013
Toni Morrison's oft-taught novel about young black girl's struggles with self-worth and identify in 1940s Ohio has become a flash point for opponents of the common standards because of its occasionally graphic content.
August 16, 2013
Education Week Teacher's crowdsourced map shows teachers' favorite field-trip locations across the U.S.
July 30, 2013
A nonprofit seeks to connect high schools' curricula with students' dreams for themselves and the future.
July 18, 2013
Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.
May 02, 2013
This Wall Street Journal interview with a recruiting director for Amazon.com has some K-12 pertinence (in a trickle-down kind of way).
February 08, 2013
A new research study looks at why boys tend to get lower grades than girls.
January 28, 2013
Comprising videos, customizable assignments and activities, and test-administration functionality, the latest generation of digital textbooks seem, according to those in the know, less like textbooks than entire courses in and of themselves.
January 24, 2013
In an op-ed published last week, Jesse Hagopian, a teacher at Garfield High School in Seattle explains why he and his colleagues are refusing to administer the the Measures of Academic Progress benchmarking exam.
January 04, 2013
A Huffington Post article says that, in a kind of backlash against the test-driven curricula that have prevailed in many schools over the past decade, there's a growing interest among educators and parents in giving kids more hands-on, experiential learning projects. One example of the reported move...