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It could happen to any one of us: Teaching in a culture of violence

The UCLA tragedy is the worst nightmare for teachers like myself<p>In my nine years of teaching at the university level, thousands of students have come through my doors. Many have been engaged and thoughtful and energized by learning. Many have been civil but apathetic. Only a handful of them have …

What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

Yesterday was _____.<br>Today is _____.<br>Tomorrow will be _____.<p>Does dressing a teddy bear for the weather each day make optimal use of instructional time? …

Why Are We Still Teaching Kids Cursive?

It's pretty, but only if you practice all the time...which no one does.<p><i>Why Is This Still a Thing</i> <i>is a column exploring the anachronistic, seemingly-outdated technology that surrounds us. New columns appear every Friday.</i><p>If you've recently seen a teen text or even a toddler wield a smartphone, it's …

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5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

Special Education<p>Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but …

Children with disability are being excluded from education

Governments in Australia, New Zealand and the UK are failing children with disabilities by not providing necessary learning support and by allowing …

Two Special Education Suits See Supreme Court Attention

The justices asked the Obama administration to weigh in on a lawsuit about educational benefit, and in a separate case, the administration asked the …

Special education students had rights violated because of STAAR test glitches, a Texas district alleges

The Seguin school district says many of its special education students failed their STAAR tests because the state made it impossible for them to take …

No, I don't wish my children were little again.

Shares 1<p>My first BabyCenter baby turned 18 on Monday.I have two other children, 20 and 15. And I love them all at exactly where they are in life.<p>I’ve …

Results Are in: Common Core Fails Tests and Kids

<b>The Measurement</b><p>According to its website, "The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas." Its mandate to test was included in the original No Child Left …

New Education Law Awakens the Force for Tech Investment by Districts

<i>Co-authored by NEERU KHOSLA, Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation.</i><p>Star Wars fans may feel ten years was a long wait for the latest update to the saga of the Jedi that started in 1977.<p>But ten years would have have been a short wait for educators who have been waiting almost 15 years for the latest …

4 Ways to Use Project-Based Learning to Support English Language Learners

If you are a teacher in America, chances are you have an English Language Learner (ELL) in your classroom. Take note: that number–approximately 10% …

Cuba's free med schools are the meritocratic institutions that America's private system can't match

The median parental income of the parents of new med school students in America is $100,000 -- twice the national average. In Cuba, America's …

Making Schools Safer for Trans and Gender Diverse Students Resource

<b>InsideOUT Brings Trans Visibility to New Zealand Schools</b><p>National youth organisation InsideOUT have released a new resource for schools today, …

Hey, Specialized High Schools, My Latino Kid Is Also Smart

Recently data collected by the <b>N.Y.C. Department of Education</b> revealed yet again the lack of diversity in the city's Specialized High Schools. Basically, more than 50 percent of the students admitted to <b>Stuyvesant, Bronx High School of Science</b>, <b>Staten Island Tech</b> and <b>Brooklyn Tech</b> among others, during …

An Ivy League education can be surprisingly cheap

With tuition at Ivy League colleges costing upwards of $60,000, (and increasing every year), those schools may seem unattainable for low-income students.<p>For example, Yale's website lists total costs at a whopping $68,230. Harvard's total cost is $66,900.<p>But that's the "sticker price" — the cost you …