Education News

Nation’s largest labor union: We want 2016 hopefuls talking about schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:02pm
The National Education Association, the largest U.S. labor union, is pushing to make public schools a front-burner domestic issue throughout the 2016 presidential race, union leaders said Wednesday. “We have 3 million members who want desperately to know what the candidates have to say to really, seriously improve public education,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García told reporters. “We intend to activate those 3 million members, the parents, even the students.”Read full article >>






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Court Orders Release of Ohio Replacement Teachers' Names

Education Week - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:57pm
An Ohio school board must release the names of replacement teachers brought in during a 2013 strike, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday as it rejected arguments that making the names public could endanger the teachers.
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Economic Scene: Grading Teachers by the Test

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:40pm
Use of standardized tests to measure students’ progress, and teachers’ effectiveness, has been found to have unintended consequences.






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Wis. 4th-graders to tap into history of maple syrup

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:36pm
Fourth-graders in a Wisconsin school will be taking a field trip to learn about the state's maple syrup season, which wraps u -More
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Should history students guide their own learning?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:36pm
Finding a balance between student-directed learning and teacher-directed instruction differs for each instructor, writes hist -More
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Schools in Canada promote wellness, active learning with standing desks

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:36pm
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How peer learning helps teachers innovate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:36pm
Peer-to-peer learning networks and programs, such as Edcamps and ScratchEd, help teachers connect with like-minded educators  -More
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Teachers share how they use Google in classroom lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:36pm
Google can be an invaluable classroom teaching tool, according to a group of Google Certified Teachers who presented recently -More
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Wash. teens bring Real Beautiful Powerful program to younger peers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:36pm
High-school students in a Washington state district recently visited an elementary school to teach students how to develop a  -More
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