If you’re talking about “college & career ready” & have nothing to say about schools laying off guidance counselors, that ain’t #RealEdTalk.
— Sabrina Stevens (@TeacherSabrina) September 6, 2013
Context: Budget troubles have led some school districts to either reduce the number of counselors or completely eliminate them, leaving schools without professionals who, at their best, help students in every part of their lives —academics, social/emotional development, college admissions, career planning, anti-bullying, etc.Read full article >>
Fairfax County School Board members are considering the use of eminent domain to acquire a foreclosed commercial office building in the Bailey’s Crossroads area that the board wants to covert into an elementary school.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Video Games Can Improve Brain Function in the Elderly, Study Says
Reformers and policymakers talk a lot about how to recruit teachers with higher GPAs, higher standards, better standardized tests, big data and more. In this post, Jack Schneider, an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., writes about something critical that gets ignored in these conversations. Schneider is a former high school teacher and the founder of University Paideia, a pre-college program for under-served students in the San Francisco Bay Area. His research focuses on educational policymaking and school reform in the 20th century. Schneider is the author of “Excellence For All: How a New Breed of Reformers Is Transforming America’s Public Schools” and is working on a new book about scholarship in education. He tweets @Edu_Historian.Read full article >>