Nikki Benson

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What teachers need and reformers ignore: time to collaborate

One of the primary things that teachers value but that school reformers have given short shrift is time to collaborate. Here, Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond, an expert on teaching and teacher education, writes about why this is so important to the profession. Darling-Hammond …

Detroit News

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Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons

Illustration by Brian Stauffer<p>Back in 2007, two high school science teachers in Woodland Park, CO, decided to try a “crazy idea.” “We said, ‘What if …

Coach Students Rather Than Teach Students

Some people think students are incapable of learning on their own or from each other. But the real issue isn't whether students are <i>able</i> to learn …

Minnesota schools give standards-based grading system a closer look

Some Minnesota educators are on a mission to take the guesswork out of grades.<p>A growing number of school districts in the state and across the nation …

Did German almost become America’s official language in 1795?

For centuries, stories have persisted about Congress almost approving German as our official language, except for one vote by its German-speaking …

Health

Lifestyle<p>People<p>Mary Kay Letourneau's Husband, Vili Fualaau, Arrested<p>Lifestyle<p>Korin Miller<p>His mom belongs to an online cleft lip moms group, and one …