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September 01, 2010

Can Someone Fix the A/C?

So I've been been scanning through some teacher blogs to see if there might be any common back-to-school themes. One thing that jumps out: There are a lot of air-conditioning problems in classrooms out there. Poor Epiphany in Baltimore, whose (low-income) school apparently doesn't even have A/C, i...

August 18, 2010

Supplies and Demand

In tough economic times, schools are asking students to come to class prepared with more than just pencils, paper, and binders.

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 ...

May 20, 2010

The Real Problem in Schools: Administrators?

Amid all the talk about firing ineffective teachers, award-winning educator Renee Moore argues that the real cause of poor achievement in schools might just be "ill-conceived administrative restrictions": It sounds paradoxical that those charged with being educational leaders in their buildings or...

May 06, 2010

The Upside of Standardized Testing

Bellringers notes that, during testing week in her school, "teachers were allowed to wear blue jeans all week, and I even got to use my chicken to direct hallway traffic." It's the little things ...

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