Christy Bezrutczyk

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Cuomo Admin Cool To Elia’s Common Core Recommendations

As the battle over potential changes to the controversial Common Core standards begins to take shape in New York, an official in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s …

Education

Parent Coalition for Student Privacy

<b>Contact:</b><p>Jeff Chester, CDD (jeff@democraticmedia.org; 202-494-7100)<br>David Monahan, CCFC (david@commercialfreechildhood.org; 617-896-9397)<br>Angela …

North Country teachers, parents share concerns about Common Core

Parents and educators spoke with one voice at a North Country regional meeting on Common Core, urging task force members to let teachers bring back …

Education

Senate Passes ESEA Reauth with Support for Child Education

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) 81-17, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) …

Education

City School considers exam resolution

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City School Board will consider adopting a resolution against high-stakes testing.<p>At a recent meeting, district …

Education

Can Democracy Survive Our Dumbing Down Media and Education System?

The short answer to this question is an obvious and resounding "no." Citizens who have been numbed into a narcotized trance by fake infotainment media, a media controlled mostly by corporations whose bottom-lines would be hurt by a critically thinking electorate, are not the kind of citizens …

Redesign our education system to rescue people from poverty

David Cameron must resist being distracted by the European stage and take brave decisions to reform education<p>Since the election, the political agenda has been dominated by global events: the migrant crisis, the European debate.<p>However, we must remind ourselves that politicians are elected on their …

"The Current Language of Educational Reform . . . Tends to Approach Education as if History had Never Happened."

click to enlarge<p>It feels to me like we're experiencing a renaissance of brilliant, talented black writers discussing racial issues in print. Maybe …

Brown v. Board of Education

Education reform will be costly

Education reform in Georgia won’t come cheap, according to the committee charged with recommending a new way to distribute state tax dollars for …

Teachers: Changes in pay structure will demoralize, deplete profession

When the full state <b>Education Reform Commission</b> meets this morning, a teachers' group hopes to share its statement of concern over proposed pay …

Education

Forget the flash cards and learning apps! Child development expert urges return to . . . intuition | The Star

<b>What is whole-brain learning?</b><p>It means that multiple parts of the brain are activated while the child is having a new experience. So one approach to …

Will Your Leadership Help Teachers Develop Social-Emotional Skills in Their Students?

Most of us are celebrating the growing acceptance that social and emotional skills contribute to the ability of students to learn. The focus on the …

Emotional Intelligence

Sometimes We Skip Homework

It was a Tuesday night. My third grade daughter had just finished her piano lesson, and it was time to begin her weekly homework packet. On Monday, we had gone straight from school to run a handful of errands and then spontaneously went out to dinner. The previous week, my parents had been …

Stanford med student helps turn pediatrics waiting room into a center for school-readiness - Scope

For many low-income children, a pediatrician is the only professional they interact with before they start kindergarten. This fact inspired Jecca …

Education

Early Childhood Education in the Balance

Back in the day, a kindergarten was a garden for children, a place where children could play, sing, paint, and pretend. Letters, numbers, and anything that smacked of formal schooling was minimized. Instead, kindergarten was intended to facilitate the transition from home to school, in a home-like …

5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb

<b>Listen to an Extended Version of this Post in a Podcast:</b><p><b>So many of us teach the way we were taught.</b> We may not even realize we’re doing it. And that …

Teaching

Guided Inquiry in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning

<i>By Angela Eckhoff</i>In early childhood classrooms, informal and planned learning experiences occur around tables, at circle times, and between small …

These 10 EdTech Terms!

The following ten terms are key vocabulary for all innovative and entrepreneurial educators and education entrepreneurs, or anyone who wants to stay …

Education Technology

4 Questions That Set The Stage For Vital Teaching

Why should teaching the processes of learning be on the front burner this year in your classroom? I think this familiar proverb answers that question …

Back to School? Time For Some Pedagogy.

Online lookups for <i>pedagogy</i> usually see an uptick in September, and it's no surprise interest in the word increases with back-to-school season. So, …

This Crucial Skill Will Help Your Child Succeed

Defiant children tend to lack a trait called emotional intelligence (EQ). Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control …

Brain Scans Show The Real Impact Love Has On A Child’s Brain

You comfort them over a skinned knee in the playground, and coax them to sleep with a soothing lullaby. But being a nurturing mother is not just …

Family

Having kids is a beautiful, wonderful and fulfilling adventure. But it also adds stress to your relationship. After all, extra responsibilities and …

Why Bill Gates is backing, and blogging about, GMOs

At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center in Seattle, an exhibit pairs the reasons the foundation chooses not to fund alternative energy …

Bill Gates

New Study on District-Charter School Collaborations Shows Promise and Challenges - K-12 Education

Efforts to foster collaboration between district and charter schools—traditional rivals for scarce educational resources—are showing some promise, …

Education

Think it Up: Has the Gates Foundation Turned a Corner?

By Anthony Cody.<p>Last night I watched the hour-long telethon called <b>Think it Up!</b> sponsored by the Gates Foundation. I have to say, it was a far better …

Education

Matching textbooks to testing tough task

In the second year in which schools must use Common Core, educators say that finding textbooks to match the new learning standards remains a …

Education

'Think It Up' Education Special Aims to Showcase Larger Initiative

Producers of a one-hour education special airing on four broadcast TV networks Friday night hope the initiative stemming from the project has …

Kristen Bell