A growing number of urban school districts are abandoning zero-tolerance policies in favor of a whole-child approach. -More-
Flipped instruction can help maximize class time, personalize learning, excite students and teachers and build 21st-century s -More-
Student artists at Tualatin High School in Oregon are working on pieces for the Student Visual Chronicle program. -More-
The Comfort Dog Ministry, founded in 2008, has sent about 80 dogs to schools and universities in 23 states to help students r -More-
The stories of individuals provide intimate perspectives on the life and character of a person perpetuating his or her indivi -More-
Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More-
Samuel Beckett, writer -More-
In this post, Gretchen Ritter, the dean of arts and sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., writes about what she believes the purpose of college should be. Ritter is scheduled to speak in Washington on Monday, discussing the role of higher education in training and preparing future public servants and government leaders, as part of a free event sponsored by the Cornell in Washington program.Read full article >>
US - WA, Job Requirements: A bachelor’s degree. A teaching certification and master’s in education or related subject/field preferred. A minimum of four years of classroom teaching experience.
US - CA - Oakland, Redwood Day School is an East Bay leader in developmentally grounded education that prepares students for high school, for college, and for life. Established in 1963, RDS is an independent, diverse K
A $1 trillion portfolio threatens taxpayers because the Education Department can’t properly analyze its loans and doesn’t let other agencies do so.
US - IL - Elgin, Required Qualifications: - B.S. or higher degree with Elementary K-9 certificate - Ability to embrace technology and new ways of extending learning and creative abilities of students
US - NY - Troy, With over two centuries of experience in education, Emma Willard School and its girls have a deep love for and understanding of history. In support of this, we are seeking a dynamic and deeply commit
Earlier this year, 19 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Negro College Fund, issued a joint statement about what they would like to see in a newly written No Child Left Behind law, an exercise Congress is now attempting to complete. The statement (which you can read here) surprised many parents and educators because of its embrace of faulty thinking about teaching and learning.Read full article >>
Steve Kramer is the superintendent of Madeira City Schools in Ohio. He recently wrote a letter to Ohio Superintendent Richard Ross expressing his concern that new Common Core tests students in his state are taking are “neither relevant nor important to the high quality instruction Madeira City Schools has been proud to provide for over 80 years.”Read full article >>
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