The United States has experienced many changes in the last 15 years. Most schools and school districts in America have seen drastic changes in their funding, their students, and in the requirements placed upon them by NCLB and now Common Core.
Quote #1:If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important. -Barbara Colorose Quote #2:Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams Quote #3:Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. --Jacques Barzun Quote #4: The man (or woman) who can make hard ...
On March 13, 2010 the Obama Administration released its blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known widely now by its most recent reincarnation, the Bush Administration's “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB). ESEA mandates that an increased proportion of the education budget be allocated towards programs ...
Dr. Richard NeSmith's insight:
Everyone knows the importance of education, right? I mean, that's a given, yes? How much of your hard earn dollars paid to the IRS were used for education? Well, the government indicates that...
Education is important, right????? In our own budget, most of us spend far more than 2% of our income on candy. Why do we allow the federal government to throw change at that which determines how well we compete in the global market? SPEAK UP!
A teacher in Massachusetts who has spent more than a quarter century in the classroom is drawing attention after she quit her job over her growing frustration with the school system’s emphasis on standardized testing.
Because of “so many things that pulled me away from the classroom and fractured my time with the children,” kindergarten teacher Susan Sluyter quit last month.
“It takes the joy out of learning for the children," she told TODAY. "It takes the joy out of teaching.”
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Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere. That's great for students but what about teachers? Where's the pe
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