Posts from November 2014

Posted Nov. 30, 2014

For Students “Let Down by the System,” This Teacher Sees Opportunity

Isaiah Sago is a sixth-grade algebra and geometry teacher at Dorothy Johnson Community Day School in Los Angeles. He recently answered some questions on the…

By Hanna Grace Frank

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Posted Nov. 30, 2014

Here’s What Good Testing Looks Like

With many teachers speaking out against testing, Maura N. Henry, a teacher of English as a second language in New York City, shared why well-designed and…

By Hanna Grace Frank

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Posted Nov. 30, 2014

Do Teachers Want Feedback from Other Teachers?

Observations play a big role in the evaluation of a teacher’s performance, but most of these observations are conducted by principals and external evaluators. Education…

By J. Gordon Wright

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Posted Nov. 28, 2014

Feds on Teacher Development: Let’s Begin at the Beginning

We need to figure out a better way to support and develop teachers. They have a really important, really tough job, and we’re not giving…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Nov. 26, 2014

VIDEO: What We’re Thankful For

Saying thanks to all of those who are helping America’s students succeed everyday.…

By Education Post

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Posted Nov. 26, 2014

Testing the Test: Lessons Learned from the PARCC Field Test

The PARCC consortium has provided an update on the results of its field-testing of the new Common Core-aligned assessments. And if you were taking an…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Nov. 26, 2014

Chicago Teachers Endorse New Evaluations Even with Extra Stress

So much for the “everyone-hates-change” cliché. A new University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research report reveals that teachers and principals in Chicago remain…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Nov. 25, 2014

A Chicago Teacher with His Eyes on the Prize

Chicago Public Schools teacher Micah J. Miner believes we need better standardized tests. And despite the ongoing debate around Common Core and the aligned assessments,…

By J. Gordon Wright

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Posted Nov. 25, 2014

Making Common Core Work in Rural Mississippi

One of the huge advantages to the new higher common standards is that, for the first time ever, students in Mississippi will be held to…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Nov. 25, 2014

Educational Equality and Thankfulness

I was already writing this Thanksgiving piece when news broke of the decision in the Michael Brown case. It quickly became impossible for me to…

By Erika Sanzi

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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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