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 Jan. 17, 2017
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The Fight That Should Matter Most to Progressive Advocates for Children Is Accountability

In 2007, candidate Barack Obama stood before the National Education Association and made it clear that he supports testing, accountability, choice and even merit pay.…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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A Student’s Inaugural Poem to Trump

As I considered the 2016 campaign and election, thinking about how or if it should become central in my teaching or my classroom, I turned…

By Runal Patel, Seth MacLowry

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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I’m a Parent Fighting for My Children to Succeed

A parent first. That’s who I am, how I identify myself. My children are my pride, my joy and my contribution to the greater good.…

By Tafshier Cosby

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