the definition of ideology is doing the same thing over and over again without regard to evidence or experience. When your method fails, and fails, and fails, and fails, don’t blame the kids. Blame the method.
New York TimesUS Needs Strike Over Inequities in Public SchoolsBloombergIn 2011, Chicago's public schools spent $7,946 per pupil for instructional (that is, classroom) purposes; the New Trier school district, a short ride up the road, spent...
Rethinking the Classroom: Obama's overhaul of public educationWashington PostIn 31 / 2 years in office, President Obama has set in motion a broad overhaul of public education from kindergarten through high school, largely bypassing Congress and inducing...
In just about every quarterly assessment and every state assessment, my students are asked to do a writing prompt where they advocate for something involving their own education. It sounds like a great idea.
COLUMN — We've got state school funding formula perfectly backwardsHollandSentinel.comSo why do we spend so little on state funding for preschool programs? Many early childhood experts say Michigan has its funding formulas exactly backwards.
flickr image via ephotography “Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.” ~ Pam Brown This fall I began teaching at a new school. I am also the new vice-principal of my school.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
What does the future look like for middle-grades education? John Norton, founder of MiddleWeb.com, bravely took on this topic in an interview with SmartBrief’s senior education editor Melisa Greenwood.
A tongue-in-cheek piece ran in Alternet recently titled, “How to Kill Student Curiosity in 12 Easy Steps.“ “Each year,” wrote the wags at Alternet, “it seems, our school systems commit themselves ever more profoundly to the corrosive idea that test...
A reader asked: “Look out Bloomfield Hills, all of Detroit's students will be enrolled in your schools if you elect Mitt Romney. Is that the message we are supposed to take from this school choice speech?
Policy-makers and media members need to look past their agendas and data sets and see what is really happening in Michigan classrooms, argues teacher Scott Baker in a Bridge guest column. Generations are being "intellectually maimed," he says.
Under the New York Department of Education’s revised disciplinary code, public-school students can no longer be suspended for one-time, low-level infractions such as being late for school, talking back to teachers or carrying prohibited items like...
Study: Special-education funding not always linked to achievementArizona Daily StarThe amount of money spent by school districts on special education varies greatly around the country, and some districts that spend less than others are getting...
So this week I want to talk about attitude and perspective….and in particular, the attitude and perspective that we all bring to work everyday, which greatly impacts the climate and culture of our school.
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