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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 ...
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The case against intensive phonics: Submitted to the New York Times, Oct. 26, 2018 In “Why are we still teaching reading the wrong way?” (Oct 26) Emily Hanford says the research supports systematic intensive phonics, a method that teaches all the rules of phonics in a strict order to all children.  Here are objections to this con...
Clueless Crone, Betsy DeVos, Hires Consultant to Study Morale at ED: Outside the billionaires' bubble that insulates Betsy DeVos from the real world, there are employees at the U.S. Department of Education who are depressed, pissed off or, otherwise, upset over the many ways Betsy has made life at ED worse under her misleadership. And remember, we're talking abou...
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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 N...
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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 ...
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 ...
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Telling America’s story means telling the stories of Native Americans: November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans and to reconsider how we teach—and understand—their histories and contributions. This year is extra special, because we have the wonderful opportunity to applaud the history made o...
Dear Betsy DeVos: We will not go back in time, we will not ignore our students!: Betsy DeVos has fallen short yet again on a very simple and fundamental responsibility she has as Secretary of Education: the duty to protect all students. DeVos is proposing a rule that would reverse current safeguards for students by making sweeping changes to Title IX’s regulations. Title IX b...

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