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March 31, 2011

Schools' Unlevel Playing Field

Renee Moore decries the persistent resource gaps between schools in poor and well-off areas: My teachers and most of those with whom I have taught here in the Mississippi Delta have done amazing work under often disgraceful conditions. I wondered then and now, how much more they could have done ...

January 28, 2011

Is Social Studies Dead?

In a somewhat satirical post, ASCD blogger Steven Weber proposes the idea that school reforms have killed social studies. "At some point between the standards movement and high stakes testing, some school districts decided that social studies was an add-on, rather than essential to developing a wel...

January 03, 2011

Duncan: NCLB Needs More Flexibility, Better Tests

In an Op-Ed in the Washington Post, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan highlights several areas where Democrat and Republican lawmakers should be able to agree when it comes to revamping the No Child Left Behind Act.

October 21, 2010

Spotlight on Assessment

Advertisement/Shameless Plug: These days, for better or for worse, teachers have to start thinking about testing on Day 1. Our colleagues over at Education Week have put together a set of articles on assessment as part of their Spotlight series. The bundle contains four stories and five commentari...

July 14, 2010

Indiana Creates Turnaround Leadership Academy

The Indiana Department of Education and Marian University have teamed up to create a new principal academy for administrators in struggling schools.

May 04, 2010

Stop Blaming the Parents

Renee Moore thinks recent murmerings from teachers about blaming parents or holding them more accountable for students academic performance are ill-advised.

May 03, 2010

'All Teams Must Make the State Playoffs'

A humorous meme that is going around the teacher blogosphere: What if NCLB were applied to football?

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