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Democrats Strengthen House Takeover Prospects in Primary Voting

WASHINGTON — Democrats enhanced their prospects for winning control of the House with Tuesday’s coast-to-coast primary results, skirting potential calamity in California and lining up likely gains in New Jersey and possible victories in Iowa and New Mexico.<p>The Democratic Party had feared disaster …

Government

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Peter DeWitt, Ed.D<p><i>"Collaborative Leadership brings together the essence of how leaders maximize impact. DeWitt unpacks Hattie’s six leadership keys,</i> …

Teaching

John Hattie - VISIBLE LEARNING

Professor John Hattie is a researcher in education. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement and evaluation of …

Pedagogy

John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe and Why It Matters

The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

In Praise of Civility

Without respectful discourse, free speech isn’t much more than a hostile shouting match.<p>One month before the 2016 presidential election, I spoke on a panel in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the topic of campus speech. The audience was generally enthusiastic and engaged. A tense moment arrived, …

Rights & Freedoms

Cultivating a Positive Adult Culture: Find Ways to Say Yes

<i>By Jennifer Ferrari, Chief Schools Officer at Distinctive Schools, and Jin-Soo Huh, Executive Director of Personalized Learning at Distinctive Schools</i><p>…

Educational 'innovation' is only as good as the execution

A few weeks back, I offered a modest suggestion for board members and civic leaders undergoing the process of selecting a new schools chief: Instead …

Podcasts for teachers

<b>TWT #88 Shanna Peeples</b> (2015 National Teacher of the Year)<p><b>TWT #87 David Miller</b> (AP Lit. Chief Reader)<p>TWT #86 Chris Bronke (National Blogging …

Kidnapped as Schoolgirls by Boko Haram: Here They Are Now

The New York Times met and photographed dozens of the students abducted by Boko Haram. Now at a university, they say they are the lucky ones. But their celebrity has a price.

Africa

Students' Broken Moral Compasses

The pressures of national academic standards have pushed character education out of the classroom.<p>A few months ago, I presented the following scenario to my junior English students: Your boyfriend or girlfriend has committed a felony, during which other people were badly harmed. Should you or …

Education

The Worst Take of the Week? David Brooks Slammed for “Sandwich Shop” Elitism

An off-key column on privilege becomes an object lesson in outrage in the Internet age.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on *Poynter.org.*)<p><b>David Brooks</b> may deserve what we once called a knuckle sandwich.<p>It's one thing to be responsibly provocative, especially as an op-ed columnist. It's …

National Woman's Party

"To the Generation Knocking at the Door"<br>By John Davidson (reprinted in "The Suffragist" in March 1918)<p>"BREAK, break it open, let the knocker …

The Cauliflower Dish 100+ People Order Every Night (& How to Make It at Home!)

I’m just going to put this one out there: I have a feeling we could all stand to shake up our roasted vegetable game this time of year, am I right? We’ve only <i>just</i> crossed the threshold into spring, but a quick look outside will tell you <i>real</i> spring is still a ways off. Farmers markets are still …

Emma González on Why This Generation Needs Gun Control | Teen Vogue

On Wednesday, February 14, 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were gunned down on the campus where I also attend school. Their names were Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke …

Dan Rather: I Would Not Bet Against These Young People - News & Guts Media

I spent today inspired. I spent today moved. I spent today deeply hopeful. I spent today believing that this country’s best days may just yet be …

Why are teachers more likely than others to work second jobs?

By Dick StartzYou might not think of teachers as players in our growing “gig economy.” After all, a teaching job seems like the ultimate form of …

The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough

It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday, and the kids are piling into a pizzeria booth in Coral Springs, Fla., to plot a revolution. “The adults know that we’re …

Florida school shooting survivors on cover of time: 'Enough'

Survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, who are spearheading a national movement for gun control, are featured on the latest cover of …

Guns

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</i> aloud to his students. Sounds pretty standard, …

S5EP07 Ten things every white teacher should know when talking about race

86% of teachers in the U.S. are white. Most of you listening to this episode are therefore white. Conversations about race are super prevalent right …

Teaching

Don’t Miss Coaching Q&A Week With Teaching Channel

School’s been in session for a couple of months, and teachers and coaches have been working hard to create strong working relationships. You’ve told …

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Cambridge Analytica Suspends C.E.O. Amid Facebook Data Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, the political data firm with ties to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, suspended its chief executive, Alexander Nix, on Tuesday, amid the furor over the access it gained to private information on more than 50 million Facebook users.<p>The decision came after a television broadcast …

Opinion/Letter: To the UVa men’s basketball team from a Tar Heel admirer

I should probably start by telling you that I am a die-hard, Carolina blue-blooded Tar Heel fan. I am taught to hate you; however, this year your …

Does every teacher need a coach?

A new analysis of 60 studies on teacher coaching found that coaching can help, but not for large numbers of teachers. Photo: Alexandria NeasonJust …

Parkland Students: You Are Either With Us Or Against Us - News & Guts Media

Take a look the new activists. So many students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas are making their voices heard all the way to Capitol Hill. Here is some …

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National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Today’s youth must navigate a complex, economically competitive, and globally connected world. Yet the nation’s predominant approach to K-12 …

Education

Special Report: 10 Big Ideas in Education

We went looking for big ideas in K-12 schooling: trends, disruptions, practices, technologies, or findings that could help solve some of the field's …

Education