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August 02, 2010
July 30, 2010
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.
July 26, 2010
Valerie Strauss, in the Washington Post's Answer Sheet blog, argues that D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's decision to fire 165 teachers for poor performance last week was driven by a dubious teacher-evaluation system.
July 26, 2010
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will participate in a live town hall meeting on Thursday, and the Ed. Department is asking for your questions.
July 23, 2010
A couple weeks ago, at a global learning conference put on by the Asia Society, I attended a workshop on "Preparing Elementary Students for the Global Age" presented by Mary Ellen Bafumo, an education professor at the State University of New York. At the outset of the session, she played this video,...
July 21, 2010
In an op-ed in The Seattle Times, Stephanie Hirsh and Patricia Wasleythe Executive Director of the National Staff Development Council and a professor of education at the University of Washington, respectivelylament budget cuts targeting teacher professional development. But, in an intere...
July 20, 2010
Imagine a school in which teachers are in charge.
July 14, 2010
The Indiana Department of Education and Marian University have teamed up to create a new principal academy for administrators in struggling schools.
June 29, 2010
Mildly Melancholy, who's had her ups and downs in the profession, has decided that the last day of school this year was also her last day as a teacher. "For real this time." Any policymakers or school leaders out there who are looking into the reasons why young teachers leave the profession might wa...
June 25, 2010
New York City has announced a pilot program that, with the help of federal funding, will enable select teachers to earn bonuses of 30 percent next year--possibly amounting to salaries of up to $130,000.