Never did I think that the career I chose a little over a decade ago would be facing such horrendous attacks from the right and the left.
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Yes, Mr. Bloomberg, we need to keep standards and raise the level for as many kids as possible. This is not going to be achieved by cutting teachers.
Spring parent-teacher conferences were held this morning at the school where I teach and my belief, that in my dozen years as a teacher I had heard everything, was shattered to the core
Baltimore has a lot to offer in teaching valuable lessons to Harvard professors and students alike.
In a new study, Early Grade Retention and Student Success: Evidence from Los Angeles, released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), re...
Our current discussion about public education offers two competing realities: those of the visionaries and their so-called reform ideas and the people who actually have to teach children each day.
If public school teachers in so many states are permitted to exist in a "do as I say, not as I do" world, what hope do we have of convincing our kids that violence or meanness won't be tolerated?
On the heels of an unforgiving year of outrageous state rebellion, children in Arizona have had to create their own book of humanity, if only to defend their state's diverse heritage and basic human rights.
The representatives in both states are not as interested in developing critical thinkers as fomenting unquestioning believers sacrificed on the altar of creating good "character."
If we had a difficult time finding teachers when we had money and no strings attached, what makes anyone think that people will be rushing to teach in my district? The answer is they won't.
In a moment in time where public employees are the focal point of populist ire, a day devoted to recognizing the accomplishments of public servants is at the very least, refreshing.
DonorsChoose is an organization creating options for families in need, and is paving the way toward a brighter future, one classroom project at a time.
For a long time, I tried to fight it. Sadly, I've had my blinders removed. Public schoolteachers have failed miserably.
Though the New York Times bestseller is catalogued in the Business genre, the Motivational 3.0 theories he outlines in Drive could play a key role in reforming education.
KFVS reports that science teacher Tera Myers has resigned from Parkway North High School in St. Louis, Mo. after students discovered her past career i...
As more Americans fall from the middle class into poverty, the rate of homeless families is on the rise, going up nearly 9 percent in 2010. For the ch...
In Ohio, two sibling elementary school students created a "kids-only" petition against budget cuts at Toledo public schools. They have collected over ...
Republicans are extending their fight to weaken the health care law to children in school. Yes, that's right, children in school.
"Our children need to be taught how our number one Founding Father, George Washington, was called to action by Jesus and died defending the Alamo," said Republican board member Terri Leo.
Ryan Pleune, an on-call bus driver for the Salt Lake City School District in Utah, was fired after making an additional, unscheduled stop during a fie...
I like teachers. But what I am learning from conservatives these days, especially the hosts and commentators for Fox News is that public school teachers are greedy.
As these union movements grow in size and power, let's all resolve to stop doing one thing: Let's stop asking for a "place at the table."
In the first case involving CPS to go before the Supreme Court, state agents might have to obtain a court order to question a child at school. Or, it could be a blow to parents' and kids' rights.
For more than 30 years, spending has risen while performance stayed flat. To build a dynamic 21st-century economy and offer every American a high-quality education, we need to flip the curve.
For the academic school year 2009/2010, Denver Public Schools achieved a graduation rate of 51.8%, up by approximately 5% from the year before. Of co...
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