Common Core

Closures, Charters Drove Newark School Improvements in Reading

« MacArthur 'Genius' Betsy Paluck Seeks to Boost Power of Positive Peer Pressure | Main<p>In its first five years, closing schools and shifting students …

Education

Foundation Leaders Offer Frank Talk on Education Philanthropy - Education Writers Association

The United States spends more than $600 billion a year on public elementary and secondary education, federal data indicate. By comparison, …

Education

A Useful List of the Best 100 Education Hashtags for All Educators

Twitter can be a teacher’s best friend for a number of different reasons, not the least of which is being a tool for solid professional development. …

Education

'Open' Curricula Offerings Expand to Social Studies

« Columbus Day: Commemorating a Holiday in Flux | Main | Does Test Prep Harm Teaching? Maybe Not as Much as We Think »<p>Move over, English/language …

Education

Bay Area voters to decide whether to raise bridge tolls by $3

SACRAMENTO — Bay Area voters will decide whether to raise bridge tolls to pay for more than 30 road projects that reduce traffic under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.<p>SB595 by state Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, allows voters in the nine-county Bay Area to decide whether to increase …

Education Policy

Alternatives to the 5 Paragraph Essay

There are benefits to assigning a five-paragraph essay.<p>Its sturdy structure provides students with a safe and organized way to express their …

Writing

New Teachers: 3 Tools Help Manage Learning

As new teachers develop routines for their classrooms, Class Tech Tips founder Monica Burns says it’s important to plan how they will check for …

Education Policy

Power Standards or Why the Common Core is Like a Second Marriage

<i>Blast from the Past: This was originally posted October 11, 2012, and was re-issued on October 5, 2012. These observations were relevant concerning</i> …

Teaching

Canoe as the Classroom: Cultivating Culturally Responsible Navigators and Leaders

In May 2014, Hōkūleʻa, a traditional Native Hawaiian double-hulled canoe, launched on its worldwide voyage to spread the message of Mālama Honua, …

Education

FREE project planning template

Student driven projects are a great option for evidence of learning in K to 12, vocational and higher education. They are increasing in popularity …

Project Management

Trump taps Common Core foe as No. 2 at Education Department — but most key positions still vacant

President Trump just tapped as the Education Department’s No. 2 official a former state superintendent of South Carolina who opposes the Common Core State Standards and who in 2016 called Jeb Bush “the only candidate” prepared to be president.<p>Trump announced Tuesday night that he was nominating …

Education

Teachers Say State Standards Are Good for Instruction. But Testing? Not So Much.

« How Can Teaching Be More Selective and More Diverse at the Same Time? | Main | Accreditation for Teacher Prep Needs a Makeover, Say Former Ed. …

Education

Protesters outside, differences voiced inside during DeVos visit

South Carolina Democrats, educators and education activists raged against the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Education Department secretary. Now …

Education

Response: We Need to Create 'Joyful Moments' in Reading Instruction

« What Is the Biggest Mistake Made in Reading Instruction? | Main<p><b>(This is the first post in a four-part series)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What</b> …

Teaching

Why Did So Many States Choose to Use These Two ESSA Indicators?

« Florida Folds Waiver Requests Into ESSA Plan, Infuriating Civil Rights Activists | Main | Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Latest K-12 …

Education

In a year of flat test scores, a middle school in LA's Boyle Heights continues its rise

Educators at Hollenbeck Middle School feel a shift in how they teach is paying dividends in the school's standardized test scores.

Education

Mars Home Planet Initiative

<b>HP & Mars Society Partnering on Mars Home Planet Initiative</b> <i><br>Dr. Robert Zubrin to Talk at Inaugural HP Meetup Friday 7pm PDT</i><p>Hewlett Packard (HP) and …

Education Policy

Worksheets to Help Students Recognize Every Letter of the Alphabet

Letter recognition is an underlying skill for all literacy: in order to read or write in a language, a child needs to know the language's symbol …

Typography

The Secret Sauce to Choosing Edtech? Find Tools By Fit, Not Feature

Technology in School<p>The Secret Sauce to Choosing Edtech? Find Tools By Fit, Not Feature<p>By Meg Hamel     Sep 24, 2017<p>MeskPhotography / …

Education Policy

ESSA: Nonsense By Another Name

In December 2015, Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. Like its predecessor, No Child Left Behind, it was a revamp of the …

Education

The Important Skill Your Child Probably Won’t Learn in School This Year

When even kindergartners can be seen tapping away on their iPads at lightning speed these days, does it matter that may never be able to sign an …

Education

Guest Post – Melissa Stewart: A Look at Expository Literature

<i>Those of you that were fans of Melissa’s previous posting on this blog Diversity in Thinking will be pleased to mark her return. Melissa’s been</i> …

School Libraries

Two but Not Two Frauds: STEM and Education Technology

Last year, IBIS Capital produced a report for EdTechXGlobal stating, “Education technology is becoming a global phenomenon, … the market is projected …

Education

Most of the U.S. Still Uses Common Core, Despite Blowback

Most of the states that first endorsed the common-core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether …

Education

CCSS, OER, and more in new AASL webinar

CHICAGO – During a new webinar taking place Thurs., Sept. 28, at 6:00 p.m. Central, presenter Krista Welz will demonstrate a variety of Common Core …

Education

Former Teacher Inspires Students to Follow in Her Footsteps

« Teachers Are Quitting Because They're Dissatisfied. That's a Crisis, Scholars Say | Main<p>When Mayme Hostetter started teaching English at a charter …

Education

ABC News

Donald Trump<p>Evan Vucci/AP Photo<p>Trump signs Russia sanctions bill<p>Top Stories<p>My Stories<p>Trump aims to cut legal immigration<p>US tests missile from …

Education

From Topic to Thesis, Teaching Students to Write Argument

One of the most difficult things to teach young writers is how to develop a thesis that demonstrates an argument-worthy topic. And now with the …

Teaching

New York Has Replaced the Common Core. Here's What You Need To Know.

« Constitution Day: We the People Still Don't Know Much About the Constitution | Main<p>New York leaders have approved a new set of reading and math …

Education

Why Talk About Mistakes in Math Class?

Why talk about mistakes in math class? Nancy C. Anderson has the answer in her book "What's Right About Wrong Answers." Resource teacher Kimberly …

Teaching