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December 01, 2010

No Credentials? No Problem!

A small group of New York City teachers marched into the Hearst Corporation headquarters to apply for Cathie Black's job as chairperson.

November 24, 2010

How Not to Address Student Violence

A sigh-inducing story from the wires: A principal of a Hudson Valley high school has been placed on leave after another administrator accused him of making threats during a public discussion of violence at the school. ...

November 18, 2010

Duncan: Stop Paying Teachers Like 'Interchangeable Widgets'

An Arizona superintendent who cut $8 million from the budget without laying off teachers and the Secretary of Education discussed the need for education leaders to make "creative and bold" fiscal choices.

November 03, 2010

Putting School Board Members in the Classroom

An unsigned editorial in the The Ledger of Polk County, Fla., argues that school board members should be required to substitute teach at least three days a month as part of their official duties: This would give them a real working knowledge of what Polk County teachers are asked to do each day. ...

October 26, 2010

'Where Is Your Test Data?'

Here's pretty scary vision of a school collaborative planning meeting. (I really hope that the transcript is made up and not adapted from an actual meeting. ... ) (HT: The Answer Sheet.)

October 14, 2010

Questioning the Logic of Rhee's Resignation

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 ...

September 07, 2010

What Teachers Need From Administrators

Just a heads up: Scott McLeod of Dangerously Irrelevant is hosting a series this week on the question of, "What Do Teachers Need From Administrators." From the first entry, by Brian Crosby: Give us, and advocate for us, more time to plan. Effective teaching requires, more than ever, effective plan...

September 02, 2010

Schools Without Administrators, Ctd.

Teacher-led schools are cropping up at various points around the country.

August 09, 2010

What Color Are the Gifted?

Teachers at the prestigious Hunter College High School, a New York City public school, are fighting the school's administration over what they believe are discriminatory admissions policies.

July 20, 2010

School Without Administrators

Imagine a school in which teachers are in charge.

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