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Is Pearson (Mis)Education Trying to Intimidate Critic?

Alan Singer | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

In a May 2014 blog, Pearson CEO John Fallon, claimed there are "no gag orders" and teachers are free to discuss their opinions of Pearson tests. Accor...

Pearson Rips Off Students with Tests Designed for Failure

Alan Singer | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

New York State, in partnership with Pearson Education, is making it increasingly harder and more expensive to become a teacher without evidence that their demands and tests will improve education in the state.

What Li'l' Ol' Sr. Lucy Taught Us

Rumni Saha | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Rumni Saha

Even at 21, and at the pinnacle of our materialistic lives, we were touched by this simple reflection. To be able to see one's flaws, however small, is a trait of the highest order. Even though Sister Lucy had given up everything and committed her life to serving others.

Anger in the Heartland Over Unfair Teacher Tests

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

There is anger brewing in this heartland community of Cortland, New York over unfair new teacher tests.

Just Tell Me What to Write About

Dan Butin | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Dan Butin

You cannot be a teacher, I say to my students, if you cannot find your passion. You cannot teach others if you do not have the motivation to teach yourself. If your education is just jumping through hoops, then your own teaching will perpetuate the same.

How to Improve Teacher Training: The Clinical Model

Kenneth D. Witmer, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | College
Kenneth D. Witmer, Jr., Ph.D.

Teacher preparation is substantially strengthened by increasing the amount of supported field work prospective teachers experience within their preparation programs.

House Panel To Consider Legislation That Would Revisit Definition Of 'Highly Qualified Teacher'

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee is set to vote on legislation that would allow students still learning to be teachers to be considered “hig...

Earning RESPECT for Education

The Technician | Posted 06.20.2012 | Education
The Technician

I encourage all of you to think twice before you judge a teacher, or anyone else for that matter, solely based on their pay grade. By respecting one another in our professions, we may all experience what it is like to feel empowered.