In an op-ed published last week, Jesse Hagopian, a teacher at Garfield High School in Seattle explains why he and his colleagues are refusing to administer the the Measures of Academic Progress benchmarking exam.
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The four finalists for the 2013 National Teacher of the Year have just been announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
January 16, 2013
A research review by the Education Commission of the States finds that teachers' expectationsoften based on factors including race, ethnicity, and family income levelscan significantly affect students' academic performance.
January 14, 2013
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY, and Preserve America are now accepting nominations for the National History Teacher of the Year Award, which recognizes accomplished K-12 American history teachers.
January 08, 2013
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced today that 4,980 teachers earned national-board certification in 2012, pushing the total number of educators who hold the advanced professional certification to more than 100,000. In its announcement, the NBPTS also highlighted a rec...
January 03, 2013
Some 600 educators have reportedly applied to take part in a free firearms training course being offered this spring in Ohio in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
January 02, 2013
Teachers and other school-based educators in Delaware will soon be able to anonymously air their grievances (and commendations) about the working conditions at their schools through an online survey.
December 31, 2012
Michael Petrilli of the conservative-leaning Thomas B. Fordham Institute dubs Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, the "2012 Education Person of the Year." But the real education people of the year gave their lives for their students at Sandy Hook.
December 17, 2012
A number of educator-bloggers have drawn inspiration and a sense of professsional strength from the Sandy Hook teachers' actions.
December 13, 2012
For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions--but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.