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Setting Up Effective Group Work: Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.
Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents: A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.
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Site News: New Home for Education News & Commentary: Quick! Get over there! The daily education news roundup and education commentaries that you're probably looking for are now being published over at The Grade, my two year-old education news and media project.  You can find and bookmark the website here: The Twitter name to follow is @thegrade_ [...
AM News: Friday Education Mashup : Memphis suburbs are receiving federal money for more poor students than they have. Here's why. chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/… Mayoral Control Renewed for 2 Years: Legislature Hands Victory to De Blasio In Special Session the74million.org/article/mayora…  See also WNYC Californians, you have until...
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School Libraries and Books Critical for School Success: Published in the New York Times, September 20, 2018 To the Editor: Re “Why libraries still matter.” [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/08/opinion/sunday/civil-society-library.html (Sunday Review, Sept. 90] Not mentioned in Eric Klinenberg’s essay is the importance of libraries and books to schoo...
Police Free Schools: From the Advancement Project:Safety does not exist when Black and Brown young people are forced to interact with a system of policing that views them as a threat and not as students.   For many Black and Brown youth, the presence of police in their schools disrupts their learning environments. T...
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Evaluation evolving: Over the past decade, the fight over evaluation has been at the center of almost all the political fights around teachers. But the fight, and the changes that have come with it, and the changes to come, are not so surprising really, when you think about it. Our work is complex, the way that paren...
The profit in lesson plans: The New York Times recently reported on teachers who are making big money – a handful of them have made millions of dollars – by selling lesson plans to other teachers. The success of these entrepreneurs has been facilitated by TeachersPayTeachers.com, a company launched in 2006 by a former New Y...
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Should States “Pay It Forward” for Higher Education?: New models of funding higher education are currently being considered in debates throughout America. One recent debate concerns funding through “Pay It Forward” (PIF) programs. Since 2013, at least 24 states have considered legislation on PIF models of higher education finance. While details diff...
Charter Schools, Politics, and Democracy: Cross-post by Larry CubanAs public charter schools have grown across the country since the early 1990s to more than 6,400 still largely located in big cities (there are 100,000 regular schools) , the debate over their existence, quality, and direction has continued unabated. Charters, enrolling o...
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Helping educators in Hurricane Florence’s path: Hurricane Florence has ravaged communities in the Carolinas and Virginia, leaving many residents with nothing. The huge, slow-moving tropical storm has been blamed for at least 23 deaths so far. Although hurricane-force winds have passed, catastrophic flooding, widespread power outages, and overa...
Making sure students get breakfast “after the bell”: I was a lunch lady before I became a teacher. I know that when students are hungry, it’s nearly impossible for them to do anything that takes brainpower. The School Breakfast Program has been a blessing for many students. Sometimes, it provides the only meals they can count on. But there are stil...

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