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Social Media Posts as Exemplars: Text messages and Instagram captions can be valuable samples for teaching tone, writing conventions, and levels of formality.
Letting Students Succeed as Themselves: An American teacher shares a lesson learned during time he spent in New Zealand schools.
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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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NEA Continues Support for Charter Schools: NEA Continues Support for Charter Schools by Jim Horn Every year American public school educators send approximately a billion and a half dollars to the National Education Association and over half that amount to the American Federation of Teachers.  The NEA’s latest policy statemen...
ESSA Goes After NY Community High Schools: There are 51 of them in New York City, and they serve transfer students whose circumstances made it impossible to work through a regular high school.  Students receive counseling, career guidance, and other social services that allow students to actually learn while finish high school at a decele...
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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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Every Student Deserves to Be Heard: Students who are victims of sexual assault or harassment are often afraid they won’t be believed or taken seriously, and terrified they’ll be victimized in a different way by people who refuse to investigate their claims and even insinuate that they “asked for it” based on what they wore, said, o...
This Month, We All Scream for Ice Cream: One of my favorite things to do on a warm summer evening is sit back and have a big bowl of butter pecan ice cream with chocolate sauce while I read NEA Today. And thanks to our 40th president, we all have the excuse to eat as much ice cream as we want all month. On July 9, 1984 with a President...

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