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Mr. Staples: Here's What Happened to Black Teachers

As the chief education spokesman for the New York Times editorial board, Brent Staples' support for corporate education polices most often goes …

The Rise of Educational Technology as a Sociocultural and Ideological Phenomenon

Key Takeaways<p>The rise of educational technology is part of a <b>larger shift in political thought</b>, from favoring government oversight to asserting</b> …

Higher Education

Comprehending Non-Fiction: Setting Kids Up for Success

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>This school year we will be featuring blogs from industry experts who will share thoughts, ideas, and expertise around …

Public Goods & the Money Belongs to the Child Fallacy (in tweets)

Challenging "dollars belong to the child, not the system" argument. (Tax)$$ provided by society to serve pub interest 1/ #publicgoodsmatter<p>— Bruce …

Education
Education

Which Came First, the Practice or the Policy?

« Ten Things Legislators Should Know and Do When Making Education Policy | Main | What Does Good Teaching Look Like? »<p>Gary Rubinstein wrote a rather …

Apparently Diversity is Still Not Innovative Enough for Edtech.... — EduColor

Seeing friends and respected, diverse members of the educational technology community regularly passed over to participate in events or speak at …

Racism

The Betrayal of Pennsylvania’s Public Schools

<b>Published in the Center City Citizen Review Philadelphia PA March 2017</b><p>By Joseph Batory<p>The betrayal of Pennsylvania public schools by the State …

Education Reform

Things People Say about Public Schools

« The Disadvantages of Competitive Learning | Main<p>All it takes is one look at the comments following any story on education, in any digital news …

Education

Private Practice – Have You Heard

<b>Ken Zeichner warns that the privatization of teacher preparation is likely to accelerate under Trump/DeVos…</b><p><b>JenniferBerkshire</b>: You’ve been leading a …

Education

Liberals, Conservatives Agree: Big Mistake for White House to Push Private School Choice

Having just sent a memo to the Democratic caucus Wednesday morning outlining a strategy to oppose the Trump administration’s plans to push private …

Government

“We Teach English” Revisited

At times quaint and oddly misguided but unflinchingly confrontational and assertive—the signature tone of her work—Lou LaBrant’s <i>We Teach English</i> …

Pedagogy

Privatizing Recess: Micromanaging Children’s Play for Profit

You might hear that school recess is returning, but it might not be the recess we have come to know and love, <i>and miss</i>. It is not run by the school, …

Parenting

Have School Leaders Become Too Enabled?

We ask students to be self-directed learners and take risks, but often leaders and teachers don't take those same type of risks and seem to want the …

Teaching

The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Education Budget

Public school supporters are angry at President Trump’s budget proposal, which plans to cut funding to the Department of Education by 13 percent – …

Education Reform

WILL THE DENVER PLAN BECOME THE NASHVILLE PLAN

Last week, Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph announced that the district was preparing to undergo a …

Education Reform

Why dumping the ESSA regs is not a big deal; and what is

There has been an unnecessary amount of angst and ink spilled on the blogs and elsewhere over the fact that Congress has voted on eliminating the …

NJ Charter Schools - A Fool's Gold Rush: Prelude

Chris Christie begins his last year in Trenton as the least popular governor in the nation. But that doesn't mean he still can't impose his will on …

Inconceivable Conversations

I Do Not Think That Word Means...<p>We should put children on trial.<p>What?<p>On trial. Kids should be required to go on trial to graduate.<p>You mean, like… if …

Education

Charter schools do not equal education reform

As Philadelphia's Superintendent of Schools, I recommended the approval of more than 30 charter schools because I thought it would improve …

Education

Too Much Bacon?

<b>Go ahead</b>. I’ll give you just a minute to wipe the drool from your mouth.<p>I don’t know about you but this image induces immediate hunger pangs for me. …

Education

Why Not Ditch Advanced Placement (AP) Classes?

If you have a high school student with college on their mind, chances are you are saving to pay for the myriad of standardized Advanced Placement …

College & University

John Kuhn: Vouchers Serve Adults at Children's Expense

<b>By John Kuhn.</b><p><i>The following is a speech delivered on March 5, 2017, to the Association of Texas Professional Educators Legislative Action Weekend.</i><p>I …

Education

It’s Testing Season. Ethics Lesson, Anyone?

March 1, 2017<p>With Betsy DeVos in the background, whitewashing segregation and the Jim Crow era, the annual standardized testing season is here, ready …

Education

How Betsy DeVos Could Fail

Betsy DeVos has been Secretary of Education for less than three weeks, but her tenure as the custodian of federal education law and policy promises …

Education

Enough of That Already!

During a speech to the Tulsa Republican Club Friday, State Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger remarked that the Oklahoma state government cannot …

Betsy, Betsy, Betsy…

Well, it looks like Betsy DeVos is at it again. This time she’s sharing her thoughts about education and teaching with her new friends at CPAC, the …

Education

Eichelberger's remarks on schools revealed a deeper truth - they're still underfunded: Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg

The stereotypes in a Pa. lawmaker's comments about race and academics are as demeaning as they are worn.

Education