At a reception today in Newark, N.J., 25 teams of teachers will receive over $200,000 in "teacher innovation" grants.
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February 24, 2012
February 24, 2012
Inspired by a popular YouTube meme, Ms. Eyrewho was off this week and trying at all costs to avoid thinking about New York's new teacher-evaluation planputs together a short list of "Stuff Teachers Say on Vacation." Here's number three, for example: Awww, heck yeah! Sale on business ca...
February 23, 2012
In case you missed it, last week's Washington Post article on merit pay does a nice job of summing up the major rift between proponents and skeptics of a school reform effort that, according to the Post reporter, is "suddenly gaining traction." Daniel Pink, author of the popular book about motivat...
February 22, 2012
Ariel Sacks, who is working on a book, reflects on the difficulties of being a teacher and writing about it at the same time: Like Virginia Woolf argued in A Room of One's Owna woman cannot be expected to write while she's cooking and taking care of children in a confined space. Her writing...
February 17, 2012
Arizona state Senator Lori Klein recently introduced a bill that would punish K-12 teachers for their use of profanity in the classroom.
February 15, 2012
Education officials in Tennessee seem to be making good on their promise to find alternate student-achievement measures to be incorporated into teacher evaluations for teachers in nontested subjectsthough it's teachers who are doing much of the heavy lifting in getting the idea moving. The s...
February 02, 2012
Over the last few years, the teacher-evaluation debate has revolved mainly around whetheror to what extentvalue-added scores should be involved. Since most researchers and educators agree an evaluation system needs multiple measures, there's also been some discourse around observations...
February 01, 2012
Google in Education recently launched its redesigned website in an effort to make navigation easier for teachers, schools, and students.
January 26, 2012
Teachers in the Chester Upland School District, who had agreed to work for free when the district announced it was facing bankruptcy, will continue to receive paychecks.
January 25, 2012
Both Alyson Klein and Stephen Sawchuk have great roundups of President Obama's comments on education during his State of the Union address last night.