Inspiring Classroom Innovations: Nancie Lindblom
Trying to get students engaged in American history? Meet Nancie Lindblom, winner of the Arizona Teacher of the Year award in 2013. Inspired by her recent MA degree, Nancie is developing new, innovative material that gets students excited about government. See how Nancie revolutionized her classroom.
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Venture Philanthropy Partners has pledged to invest up to $1.95 million to a program that helps teenagers in Prince George’s County who are at risk of dropping out of school.
VPP plans to give the money to the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to provide resources to nearly 900 middle and high school students.Read full article >>
I hear from many experienced teachers who feel the emphasis on student test results has hurt their profession. But to young people coming into the profession, the situation does not look so dark. Education leaders influenced by European and Asian methods are raising standards for those who can enroll in teacher training, while making the training deeper, with more participation by skilled veterans.Read full article >>
Testing season begins soon in U.S. public schools, requiring millions of students to spend days answering standardized questions in math and reading, as mandated by an outdated federal law.
But this year is filled with tumult. Educators are questioning the purpose of testing, lawmakers in several states are pushing back against federal regulations, and a momentous standoff between California — the state with the largest number of public school students — and the Obama administration looms.Read full article >>
A school board in North Carolina just voted unanimously to reject a new state law that abolishes teacher tenure in four years and requires school districts to offer some teachers temporary contracts in exchange for their tenure through 2018. It also plans to sue the state over the constitutionality of the law.Read full article >>