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Chris Minnich

Texas English Teacher Named National Teacher Of The Year

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A high school English teacher in Texas who works with students facing poverty and traumas related to their immigration to the U...

Mentoring: You Can't Imagine the Reward

Chris Minnich | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Chris Minnich

January is National Mentoring Month. Go for it. There are kids out there who could use a hand, or even just an ear sometimes. Get involved. You won't regret the choice, and you can't imagine the reward.

A Revelation Regarding the Common Core Sale: Evidence Is Needed

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.28.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Know who wins in the absence of empirical evidence to support a standards-to-promised-CCSS-results connection given that the nation is now in the middle of the CCSS mud?

False Apologies From Arne Duncan

Yohuru Williams | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

It is perhaps not surprising, in an election season when so many of those who attempted to impose these changes stand to lose their jobs that Duncan and others would feign a change of heart. If you listen carefully, it is not really a change at all.

How Does Vox Figure PARCC Tests Are 'Working'?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.14.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The piece is entitled, "Common Core Tests Are in Classrooms -- And They're Actually Working." That depends upon what one considers "working" to be.