Common Core

Spanish-speaking teachers getting special training to meet California’s demand for more bilingual teachers

As districts expand bilingual programs, they're ramping up training so teachers who speak Spanish can teach Common Core and standards for English …

Education

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Student Listening Pack<p>Grades K-2 and 3-5 books included! Each eBook includes:<p>36 weekly activities which can be done as a whole class or as a center …

Education Policy

Lesson: Fact Checking Part 2

<b>Title</b><p>Lesson: Fact Checking Part 2<p><b>Description</b><p>Editing is still more than putting commas in the right places and following AP style. An important …

Fact Checking

Why Discussions of Close Reading Sound Like Nails Scratching on a Chalkboard

Blast from the Past: Why Discussions of Close Reading Sound Like Nails Scratching on a Chalkboard. First, published March 24, 2013; reissued on …

Teaching

Class Tech Tips: 4 Reasons I’m Excited for Book Creator on Chrome

Have you thought about creating ebooks on Chromebooks? Well I’m super excited to share the news you can now access Book Creator on the Chrome web …

Education Policy

Thinking About Pulling Your Kid from Public School? Read This First! | Times Square Chronicles

Thinking About Pulling Your Kid from Public School? Read This First!<p>Are you thinking about removing your children from public school? It is not an …

Education Policy

How New Science Standards Avoided the Backlash of Common Core

After the Common Core standards in reading and math ran into backlash from critics claiming federal overreach, the supporters of new science standards decided to take a different tack.<p>They explicitly asked the Obama administration to sit out the promotion of the science guidelines. They also …

Education

Rebecca Solnit and How Pockets of Hope Have Saved America

In my recent post on Medium, I decided to take a crack at the largesse we call "curriculum" and why textbooks have never been sufficient:While I’ve …

Education Policy

Why Trendy Math Instruction That Focuses On ‘Understanding’ Often Cheats Kids

Over the last several years, the press and television have publicized many parents’ frustration with how math is being taught in the lower grades. …

Mathematics

The Nation's Teaching Force Is Still Mostly White and Female

While a vast majority of the nation’s public school teachers are white women, the latest data from the federal staffing survey shows increasing …

Education

Why Textbooks Are Fables for Conquerers

Recently, I ran into an old friend who I attended Syracuse University with. We had a short but lively conversation on “culture vultures,” our …

Education Policy

Professional Tools for Librarians Serving Youth

A list of resources by subject area for librarians serving youth.<p>Access<p>Access to library materials should not be restricted for any reason. …

Libraries

Public Support for Charter Schools Plummets, Poll Finds

Support for charter schools has dropped significantly over the last year, while opposition to private-school choice programs has softened, according …

Education

How Does the 'Trump Effect' Change the Public's View of Education?

« Trump Education Dept. Responds to Colorado's ESSA Plan | Main | Betsy DeVos Greenlights ESSA Plans for Connecticut, Louisiana »<p>If you're looking …

Education

Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics

Ask a Tech Teacher<p>As a teacher, I spend a lot of time preparing lesson plans. Most don’t survive the first five minutes in front of my students but …

Education

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform – by Martin R. West

There’s no denying <i>political</i> climate change. The past 18 months have seen an enormous swing in the Washington power balance, a shift that has …

Education

Should Literacy Instruction Be a Constitutional Right?

« Alabama Will Keep Its Common Core Standards--For Now | Main | Does San Diego's New Sex Ed. Curriculum Go Too Far? »<p>A federal lawsuit centering on …

Law

JEA selects ‘Master the Media’ as fall 2017 One Book

For journalism educators, media literacy is more than a buzzword. It’s what we teach and preach daily. It’s our way of seeing the world. Thanks to …

Education

The first learning robot that teaches coding through Augmented Reality!

<b>What does it help with?</b><p>Augie, from Pai Education, teaches students at any level how to code. Used in lessons from geometry to storytelling, Augie …

Augmented Reality

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

Education

Alabama Will Keep Its Common Core Standards--For Now

« Call the CDC! Interest in STEM May Be 'Contagious' in High School | Main | Should Literacy Instruction Be a Constitutional Right? »<p>Alabama …

Education

Farewell (and Cheerio) From the K-12 Contrarian

« Teach Your Students Well: This Land Is Their Land | Main<p>| No comments<p>On November 18, 2014—almost three full years ago—I made my first post to this …

Education

Teaching Materials for English-Learners Are in Short Supply. That Could Soon Change

Will the joint buying power of school districts that serve about 1.3 million English-learners force education publishers to step their game up and …

Education

Call the CDC! Interest in STEM May Be 'Contagious' in High School

Students who reported being surrounded by peers enthusiastic about science in high school are more likely to say they want to pursue STEM careers.

Education

Embattled Alabama State Chief Defends Record, Asks For Time to Fix Schools

« Civil Rights Groups Mobilize to Block Florida's ESSA Waiver Request | Main<p>One of the many frustrations school district employees have expressed …

Education

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Ancient Greek myths and legends are filled with monsters, giants, and other supernatural creatures.<p>Anthropologists and historians think ancient Greek …

Education Policy

The Science of Summit: School Models that Drive Student Success

Today, Summit Public Schools is very proud to announce the release of <i>The Science of Summit</i>, a groundbreaking white paper 15 years in the making. <i>The</i> …

Education

How New York stopped being the nation's education reform capital

A little over three years ago, the leaders of New York City’s charter school sector gathered thousands of their students on the steps of the State Capitol for a show of strength.<p>The children, dressed in matching neon yellow T-shirts reading “charter schools are public schools”, raised colorful …

Education

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them …

Education

What is Close Reading?

Re-posted on August 3, 2017. Up to this point, this blog entry is the one that has been read, cited, and distributed most often. Obviously a lot of …

Education