Should people who want to be teachers become parents first?
The idea is raised in this Slate article by Sara Mosle, who writes that she joined Teach For America some 20 years ago and when she was “single, childless, and clueless about even the most basic aspects of child-rearing.” Now a mother, she has two decades later returned to school as a teacher and has found that she is “acutely aware of how being a parent has made me a better teacher.”Read full article >>
It’s the traditional beginning of the new school year, and here, courtesy of the National Center of Education Statistics, a department of the U.S. Education Department, are facts and figures about the return to the classroom.Read full article >>
Karen Garza spent the summer sizing up Fairfax County’s vast school system, the largest in Virginia and one of the largest in the country. Rather than waiting for school to start Tuesday, when 184,625 students are expected to take their seats in county classrooms, the new superintendent already has developed a plan for significant change.Read full article >>