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The Effect of High School Socioeconomic, Racial, and Linguistic Segregation on Academic Performance and School Behaviors<p><b>Background/Context:</b> The 1954 …

Education

Tech's push to teach coding isn't about kids' success – it's about cutting wages

Today’s hi-tech wages threaten Silicon Valley’s bottom line. What better way to drive down coders’ pay than by investing in a new generation of cheap labor?<p>This month, millions of children returned to school. This year, an unprecedented number of them will learn to code.<p>Computer science courses for …

Silicon Valley

Peter Cunningham’s Education Post Chaperoned by Broad Foundation

On September 01, 2014, Lyndsey Layton of the <i>Washington Post</i> officially introduced Peter Cunningham’s <i>Education Post</i> to the world. Below is an excerpt …

Education

FORCE & FLUNK: Destroying a Child’s Love of Reading—and Their Life

We are now in the dangerous era of FORCE & FLUNK when it comes to children and reading.<p>Here’s how it works.<p><b>FORCE</b><p>A frenzy surrounding reading is …

Education

Betsy DeVos’ WA Speech: More Food Analogies

On October 13, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos spoke to the Washington Policy Center (WPC), a right-wing think tank that supports charters and vouchers …

Education

School district pulls "To Kill A Mockingbird" over "uncomfortable" language

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Mitchell Robinson: The Reformers’ Great Lie: “It’s All About the Kids”

Mitchell Robinson writes that reformers have an obnoxious habit. When they are caught in a lie or an awkward situation—like having their true motives …

Education

State Findings: High School Dual Enrollment Pathways Into College

Below is an interactive visualization of​ state results from​ CCRC's report <i>What Happens to Students Who Take Community College “Dual Enrollment”</i> …

Education

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Education

10 Mistakes to Avoid: Strategic Planning

Most school districts have a strategic plan, but does yours have a focused plan to guide your day-to-day activities? These 10 lessons help guide the …

School Districts

5 Jobs That Teachers Do Other Than Teach

The role of the teacher has changed greatly over the past few decades. Teachers have to take on more and more responsibilities with fewer and fewer …

Education

Colorado bows to federal pressure, adopts second school quality system that penalizes schools for testing opt-out

In an effort to keep federal dollars flowing to Colorado classrooms, the State Board of Education voted Wednesday to create two quality systems for …

Education

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Technology and the New Professionalization of Teaching<p><b>Background:</b> By 2009, 99% of U.S. classrooms had access to computers, with an average ratio of …

Education

Teachers union urges state to scrap tests, use money for Harvey-damaged schools

The president of the Houston Federation of Teachers urged state education officials on Thursday to cancel this year's battery of standardized tests …

Education

7 Rules for Professional Emails in English

Introduction<p>Yes, emails are more informal than business letters. But there are still rules for a professional email. <br>Especially in the …

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Spending dollars to make a difference

<i>Make a stronger case for greater resources by first doing a deep dive on how you’re using resources already on hand.</i><p>School superintendents rarely get …

Guest Editorial: Defend Education & Expel Trumpism from Our Schools

Kshama Sawant will be protesting Betsy DeVos on Friday. by Kshama Sawant Kelly OOctober is National Bullying Prevention Month, observed in school …

Education

Debunking the “Truthiness” of Bill Gates’ Glowing Review of Summit’s Personalized Learning Platform

Truthiness The quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts. Origin: Stephen Colbert, “The Colbert Report,” …

Education

Our TURN: Revitalizing Public Education and Strengthening Democracy Through the Collective Wisdom of Teachers

With major changes to public education coming from top-down prescriptions in recent decades, schools have shifted from their original purpose – …

Education

SCOTUS Will Hear a Case About Public-Sector Unions, and Democrats Are Terrified

The upcoming Supreme Court case most threatening to the Democratic establishment will revisit the 40-year-old ruling that created public-sector …

Judiciary

DeVos Outlines Vision for 'American Education'

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has outlined in the most specific terms to date her vision and policy priorities for education in the United …

Education

The Vital Role of Education in Authoritarian Times

(Photo: SSP)<p>For decades, I have challenged the notion that schools are simply black boxes mired in structures of domination. While the early leftist …

Fascism

Better behavior on school buses has positive carryover effect

Improving student behavior and reducing discipline referrals is important to Andrew Place, the principal of Riverview Elementary School in Wausau, …

Education

For-Profit Schools Reward Students for Referrals and Facebook Endorsements

Lyla Elkins transferred to North Nicholas High School in Cape Coral, Florida, in 2016 with hopes of sailing through its computer-based courses and …

Education

The distracted student mind — enhancing its focus and attention

<i>Due to the constant temptation to check their smartphones, today’s students are spending less time focused on their schoolwork, taking longer to</i> …

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Why Be Unhappy With Betsy DeVos?

The Washington Policy Center seems to be asking the question, almost to the point of saying DeVos is being picked on. <i><br>Critics of education reform say</i> …

SUNY faces legal threat against proposal to let charter schools certify their teachers

Critics of a controversial proposal to allow certain charter schools to certify their own teachers threatened legal action on Tuesday if officials …

Education

A Few Teachers Speak Out on Technology in Their Classrooms

<b>I am fortunate to have many readers who are classroom teachers. I have published posts over the past year about my research on teachers identified as</b> …

Education

Want Change In Education? Look Beyond The Usual Suspects (Like Finland)

In a tiny hamlet in Tanzania, children who have never been to school, and can't recognize a single letter in any language, are about to start learning basic math and reading. They'll do this with the help of a cutting-edge, artificially intelligent "tutor" who can hear what they are saying in …

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