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September 03, 2013

'Bluest Eye' Becomes Common-Core Flash Point

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

Get Going: Teachers' Favorite Field Trip Spots

Education Week Teacher's crowdsourced map shows teachers' favorite field-trip locations across the U.S.

July 30, 2013

Program Aims to Make Students' Dreams Matter in Schools

A nonprofit seeks to connect high schools' curricula with students' dreams for themselves and the future.

July 18, 2013

Esquith on Why Great Teachers Are Leaving

Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.

May 02, 2013

What Your Students Will Need to Get a Job at Amazon

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

Are Schools 'Boy-Averse'?

A new research study looks at why boys tend to get lower grades than girls.

January 28, 2013

Will Digital 'Textbooks' Change Teaching?

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

Seattle Teacher Explains Test Protest

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

Latest Curriculum Craze: Making Stuff

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...

December 28, 2012

Debating the Common-Core Nonfiction Requirements

Educators dissect the language in the Common Core State Standards requiring teachers to assign more nonfiction texts.

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