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July 29, 2010

Teacher Sexual Misconduct: Grappling with the Gray Areas

The Washington Post ran a lengthy front page story last weekend about Kevin Ricks, who was a high school teacher and sexual predator for almost 30 years. The article certainly provides fodder for Law and Order's ripped-from-the-headlines plots. The events are indeed disturbing: How could someone so ...

July 23, 2010

When Teachers Are First Responders

As communities intensify youth suicide prevention efforts, they also need to give teachers the tools to respond to distressed students in a crisis.

July 20, 2010

School Without Administrators

Imagine a school in which teachers are in charge.

July 02, 2010

Teachers Take to the Streets

In May, Chris Janotta, an Illinois language arts teacher, started the website Save Our Schools Million Teacher March. The plan was to organize a march in Washington on July 30th to protest a lack of respect for the teaching profession. On his website, Janotta mentions high stakes testing, unfair ...

June 29, 2010

Cyberbullying Questions

When bullying takes place outside of school grounds—online and through text messages—do educators and schools have the jurisdiction to do anything about it.

June 14, 2010

Parent Engagement 'Emergency'

A prosecutor in Wayne County, Michigan, which includes the city of Detroit, is pressing for jail time or fines for parents who skip parent-teacher conferences.

May 27, 2010

Teachers as Fashion Police

Miss Eyre, in a post on NYC Educator, explains her ambigious stance on her school's student dress code policy. As well, if a child is dressed improperly, I am supposed to send that child directly to the office to either change clothes or wait for a parent or guardian to bring a change of clothes....

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