Hannah Whidden

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Born To Teach or Taught To Teach? #ThrowbackThursday

Written before I finally got my own class! But the question still stands…<p>I think it’s quite apparent to those of you that read this blog regularly, …

Teaching

School choice does not work as well as its advocates hope

WILLIAM HITE, Philadelphia’s school superintendent, has a difficult job. His school district, which contains some of the poorest pupils in the …

School Districts

The State Testing Landscape Continues to Fragment

Twenty-three states' testing contracts expire this year, probably leading to more change in providers and tests, a new report says.

Forget GPAs And Test Scores: Performance Assessment Can Predict Who Gets Accepted and Who Gets Hired

Can you imagine a world where your GPA and test scores don’t matter in admissions? There’s a seismic shift at leading universities that signals a move in this direction.<p>This shift is called performance assessments, a method of evaluation that emphasizes demonstrated learning and acquired …

Op-Ed | School curricula must include more Black representation

<i>Editor’s note: This piece first</i> <i>published</i> <i>in the Berkeley High Jacket.</i><p>By: Berkeley High Jacket’s editorial board<p>As we read over the many submissions …

Black History

Five vying to become superintendent of Hudsonville Public Schools

The Hudsonville School Board will interview five candidates to succeed Nicholas Ceglarek over two days, March 5 and March 6. A new superintendent is …

Report: Students and Teachers Know Little About Slavery

American students and educators know little about slavery, according to a report recently released by the Southern Poverty Law Center.<p>The report, …

Black History

High Schools Are Adding More STEM Classes. It May Not Be Enough

By onMarch 2, 2018 3:13 PM<p><i>"No young person in America should miss out on the chance to excel in [STEM] fields just because they don't have the</i> …

Education

The latest school safety proposals ignore the experiences of students of color

Why calls to arm teachers have been met with fear in black and brown communities.<p>The recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoolhas renewed the debate about high national rates of gun violence and what to do about it. But as the debate has settled along the typical partisan …

Trump vowed to prioritize black schools, but 'jury's still out,' critics say

Just 38 days into Donald Trump's presidency — fresh off a campaign that included several fraught interactions with African-American voters — Paris …

What If America Didn't Have Public Schools?

Imagining an entirely different educational system reveals some strengths—and flaws—of the current one.<p>On a crisp fall morning, parents lined the school’s circular driveway in Audis, BMWs and Land Rovers, among other luxury SUVs, to drop their high-schoolers off at Detroit Country Day School. …

Education