This week Education Week released its annual Quality Counts report. The focus this year is on the "new economic reality" in education. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, you should. And I'm not just saying that because it's an Education Week publication. Reading it this morning, I was stru...
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January 13, 2011
January 13, 2011
Teachers should spend less time worrying about students' problems at home and more time creating a positive learning environment at school, wrote Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson. He raised the concern that some teachers, especially those in training, "think that their number one calling in life is to ...
January 06, 2011
Weary of her participation in the "teacher wars," Cindi Rigsbee resolves to de-stress in 2011.
December 03, 2010
A teacher who has to have his jaw wired shut after a former student assaulted him remains concerned about the teen and says he needs help, not jail.
November 08, 2010
When districts stop hiring substitutes to save funds, teachers pay the price with longer work days, says one blogger.
November 05, 2010
A 6th grader in Marion, Ohio, held his teacher hostage in her classroom yesterday by threatening her with a pencil and barricading the door with desks and chairs.
November 03, 2010
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. ...
November 02, 2010
Here's an interesting twist: Teacher-author Roxanna Elden offers advice to veteran teachers on what not to say to new teachers who come to them looking for help. The general themes, in my reading, are to be specific and to avoid sounding condescending. Elden also notes that this time of year, when...
October 18, 2010
According to a new Canadian study, 13 percent of male teachers said they have been "wrongly accused of inappropriate contact with pupils."
October 08, 2010
Students at a New Jersey high school used Facebook to organize a protest of what they call a filthy, unsafe school environment.