In reaction to the news that D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee has resigned, Miss Eyre, on NYC Educator's blog, writes: I apparently didn't get the memo that quitting is the noble thing to do. I mean, Sarah Palin got it and Michelle Rhee got it, but I didn't. I don't know. Maybe I was too busy ...
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October 14, 2010
October 07, 2010
Jose Vilson takes serious issue with the notionexpressed indelibly by a young teacher in this video clip from NBC's Education Nation eventthat union contracts prevent teachers from doing all that they can to help struggling students: Can we just agree that teachers just do what they go...
September 22, 2010
NBC held a press conference at the National Press Conference on Wednesday and tried clear up confusion about teachers' inclusion in the upcoming Education Nation special.
September 21, 2010
The network plans to hold a press conference on Wednesday to address teachers' concerns about lack of representation on the upcoming "Education Nation" special.
September 06, 2010
Columnist Robert J. Samuelson looks at the anemic results of school reform over the past 50 year and pins the blame on an "almost unmentionable" factor: lack of student motivation.
September 03, 2010
Anthony Cody and Kelly Kovocic argue that efforts to evaluate teachers solelyor even mainlyon the basis of standardized test results are ultimately counter-productive.
August 31, 2010
Education policy writers Andrew J. Rotherham and Daniel Willingham argue that the 21st-century skills movement, despite its obvious relevance to the needs of today's students, risks devolving into a mere fad if reformers don't devote more attention to the infrastructure (both organizational and intellectual) of teaching and learning.
August 24, 2010
John Merrow of Learning Matters defends the recent L.A. Times series that analyzes individual teachers' effectivenesswith names namedin connection with student test scores
August 18, 2010
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 sa...
August 12, 2010
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.