Posts from November 2014

Posted Nov. 30, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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