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 Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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