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Language Arts

'Other Voices, Other Classrooms': The Musings of a Gay Middle School Teacher

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

I have experienced my share of intolerance and "chin-wagging" from adults whose world perspective is limited. It is my goal to populate the world, as best I can via education, with the antidote to these kinds of die-hards and dogmatists.

Coming Soon: The Common Core Test in Language Arts

E. D. Hirsch, Jr. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Parents
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

The success of the Common Core Standards in Language Arts, adopted by more than 40 states, is supremely important for many reasons, not least because of the recent intensification of income inequality.

No More 'Catcher In The Rye'

Posted 12.14.2012 | Education

Concern is growing among teachers and parents that literary classics will go the way of the dinosaurs under a set of new national curricular standards...

How Utah Aims to Equalize the Academic Disparity Between Have's and Have-not's

Yolanda Flores Niemann and Eric D. Packenham | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Yolanda Flores Niemann and Eric D. Packenham

Schools are imploding with the consequence of these changing demographics. Perhaps more than ever before in our nation's history, ensuring a quality education, and the contingencies thereof, is increasingly challenging.

7 Quirky Ways Students Learn Shakespeare

Posted 07.10.2011 | Education

Springtime may bring April showers and May flowers, but the spring weather also brings students out to parks to perform Shakespeare. Outdoor public ...

Good Teacher Gone Bad

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

In the end, I'm not mad at my son's teacher. She's just a product of the culture. A sad culture designed to create mass failure -- failing students, failing schools, and failing teachers.

Integrating Technology -- and it's Cheap too

Jim McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jim McGuire

If schools would explore their options, technology for students can be attained without breaking the bank. This is how my sixth-grade language arts classroom is equipped.

Why Teach the Hard to Reach? Books Can Make a Difference

David Chura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Chura

There's a question every teacher asks with each new school year: "Why do I teach?" For me it was always, "Why teach the hard to reach?"