Allan Bruner

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2006 Oregon State Teacher of the Year

Colton, Oregon

Allan Bruner has been a public school teacher at Colton High School for the past 27 years, where he has served as a mathematics, chemistry, physics, psychology, government, personal finance and economics teacher, as well as choir and drama director. He is a Murdock Charitable Trust “Partners in Science” Fellow and a National Board Certified Teacher.

He was named the 2006 Oregon Teacher of the Year, and currently serves on the Chalkboard Project’s Distinguish Educators Council. He has been the president of the Oregon Science Teachers Association and was an elected board member for the Oregon Education Association. He has served on numerous district, county and state science panels. He is married and has three adult daughters.

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Posted May 2, 2017

Want to Know If the New Standardized Tests Are Working? Ask the Students.

Few could deny the need for assessments in education. States use them for funding and accountability. Districts and parents use…

By Allan Bruner

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Posted Oct. 12, 2021

Q&A With Paige Kowalski: Getting Transparent About Student Data

Student data. Standardized testing. Accountability. These words set off a lot of big feelings among parents, educators and policymakers — especially fear and anger. Controversies…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Oct. 13, 2021

6 Ways We Can Help Reverse COVID Learning Loss for English Learners

Twenty-one months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency. With a new school year underway, the United States (U.S.) public school system…

By Pedro Olvera

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Posted Oct. 8, 2021

Your Thanksgiving Clip Art and Crafts Might Be Microaggressions. Here’s How to Do Better.

In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to cease publication of six of the prolific writer’s works due to his demeaning caricatures of non-white ethnicities. This…

By B. Manker, Ed.D

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