Posts from September 2014

Posted Sep. 30, 2014

The Need to Tackle the Complexities of Teacher Evaluations

“Changes are needed to honestly evaluate teachers,” wrote Marc Bernstein, a former New York state superintendent of schools, in his Wall Street Journal commentary, Where…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Sep. 30, 2014

We Need to Invest Early in Health and Education

The connection between health and learning are clear, as a new report from the Ounce of Prevention Fund states: A healthy child is less likely…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Sep. 29, 2014

Keeping Politics AND Conformity Out of the Classroom in Jefferson County

In opposing the Common Core State Standards, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution that “recognizes the CCSS for what it is—an inappropriate overreach to…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Sep. 29, 2014

Better Results in Los Angeles Come at a Steep Price

Los Angeles Superintendent John Deasy gets results in a district that has been lagging for years. At the same time, his impatience puts him at…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 26, 2014

President Bill Clinton is Right to Demand Excellence From Charter Schools

President Bill Clinton reminded Democrats this week why they should support charter schools—and how. As first reported by the Huffington Post, speaking at a dinner…

By Greg Richmond

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Posted Sep. 26, 2014

Removing “Buzzwords” from Poll Questions Leads to Surprising Answers

Turns out, it does matter how you ask the question. Teachers know that asking simple recall or yes/no questions stimulates different responses than asking students…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Sep. 25, 2014

Where to Draw the Line on Testing

“Is there too much testing going on in our schools?” It’s a question the PBS NewsHour put to Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Fordham Institute’s…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Sep. 25, 2014

Education Reform Is a Major Attack on Income Inequality

Education reform gets a bad rap for not caring about child poverty and income inequality. The prevailing anti-reform narrative says school reformers only care about…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Sep. 24, 2014

Michael Lomax Joins Our Advisory Network

Education Post is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO of UNCF (historically called the United Negro College Fund) to our advisory network.…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 24, 2014
Photo of students in graduation gowns, courtesy of UNCF.

College Readiness and College Affordability Are Critical to Our Success

Over the past 70 years, UNCF has raised a total of $4 billion and assisted 430,000 students to go to college, because we know that…

By Michael Lomax

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Posted Aug. 22, 2017

These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

“Don’t mess it up.” Those words rode the bus with Quibila Divine in the late 1960s and early ’70s from North Philadelphia to the predominantly…

By Tre Johnson

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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