This story takes place in Bridgeport, Conn., but the same thing is happening around the country. It’s about how Teach For America corps members are given preference over well-trained teachers in Bridgeport, Conn., where Paul Vallas remains superintendent pending a state Supreme Court decision on a lower court’s order that he leave his position because he doesn’t have the state-mandated requirements for the job. This was written by Jonathan Pelto, a former member of the Connecticut House of Representatives who now provides commentary on politics and public policy at his blog, Wait What? ”, where this first appeared.Read full article >>
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Here author Alfie Kohn uses a review of Amanda Ripley’s new education book, “The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way,” to write about how the media keeps recycling bad education assumptions. Kohn is the author of 12 books about education and human behavior, including “The Schools Our Children Deserve,” “The Homework Myth,” and “Feel-Bad Education And Other Contrarian Essays on Children & Schooling.” He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.Read full article >>
Donna Hathaway-Beck, one of the longest-serving members on the Prince George’s County Board of Education, submitted her resignation Wednesday, the second member of the newly reconfigured board to quit in less than two months.Read full article >>
Did former president Bill Clinton smack critics of school reform in his speech Wednesday during the 50th-anniversary observance of the 1963 March on Washington?
Here’s what he said:
We cannot be disheartened by the forces of resistance to building a modern economy of good jobs and rising incomes or to rebuilding our education system to give our children a common core of knowledge necessary to ensure success or to give Americans of all ages access to affordable college and training programs. And we thank the president for his efforts in those regards. (Applause.)Read full article >>
A group of Loudoun County educators is planning a conference next month so that innovative school leaders, technology entrepreneurs and artists can share ideas.
The second annual “TEDxAshburn” conference is being organized independently by Janet Platenberg, principal at Steuart W. Weller Elementary in Ashburn, and her colleagues at the Loudoun school system’s headquarters.Read full article >>
Donna Hathaway-Beck, one of the longest-serving members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education, announced Wednesday that she plans to resign from the panel.
Board chairman Segun Eubanks said Hathaway-Beck’s resignation is effective Sept. 6.Read full article >>