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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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It's About Time, And Resources: 30,000 Teachers Strike in Los Angeles: You may now say that the movement among teachers to save public education from the corporate predators and their politicians has now swept across the entire nation--from West Virginia to California:The union’s demand for reduced class sizes (some classes have more than 40 students) and more supp...
Pennsylvania's Cyber Charter Bonanza: The taxpayers of Pennsylvania send $525,000,000 dollars every year (35,000 students @ $15,000) to 15 cyber charter schools, 10 of which have been operating on expired charters since 2012.Even the charter industry, itself, is taken aback by the total capitulation by the state's failed oversight fu...
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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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State legislative issues to watch in 2019: If you are an educator-activist, I hope you used the winter break (remember that?) to recharge and renew. We will need your energy and enthusiasm this year to continue making gains for students and public schools. We did excellent work on Election Day 2018 by electing pro-education politicians. N...
Read Across America Calendar Goes Digital!: It’s a New Year, and NEA’s Read Across America has taken a new turn. We’ve gone digital! To make it super easy for educators and other literature lovers to find books that celebrate a diverse nation of readers, the Read Across America 2018-19 calendar is online. You can easily find books by age ...

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