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Dyslexia Action: Denied and Delayed

Kyle Redford | Posted 10.09.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

It is time that we, as educators, take the knowledge, tools, and research that already exists and use it all to support our academically vulnerable, but intellectually able, dyslexic students so they can achieve their potential.

To Strengthen Education Leadership, We Must Improve Education Leader Preparation

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 10.07.2014 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

We must begin to redesign our approach to effective education leadership preparation. We need new, more rigorous terminal degrees to prepare school leaders.

Teacher Prep and Better Resources: How to Reach Urban Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.02.2014 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Students in urban schools tend to have stereotypes attached to them. Rather than see these students as individual learners, many urban kids and their schools are often thrown into the "lost cause" category.

Top 10 Guide to Professional Dress for Student Teachers

Sue Gober | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

Are you student teaching this semester? A quick look in the mirror might be the most important thing you do all day.

SCALE and edTPA Fire Back!: Methinks They Doth Protest Too Much

Alan Singer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Beverly Falk, a professor of Early Childhood Education at the City College of New York and the director of its Graduate Program posted a statement defending the Teacher Professional Assessment, better known as edTPA. But there are a few things Dr. Falk neglected to mention in her defense.

Diverse Conversations: Training Tomorrow's Educators

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It's an unavoidable reality that today's students will be tomorrow's educators. The professors involved in teacher training initiatives and teacher ed...

From Career-Changer to 'Reform'-Fighter

John Owens | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
John Owens

What does it take to transform a middle-aged publishing executive from the suburbs into a fire-breathing fighter for public schools and an outspoken o...

Beware! Pearson's Plan for Education Is Coming to a Country Near You

Alan Singer | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

An examination of the Pearson publishing mega-giant's plan to control public education in Great Britain makes clear, the greatest threat to local initiatives in public education may be from powerful global corporations.

The Call to Teach: The Role of Technology

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As far back as 2004, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, or NCATE, outlined technology standards to help support educator...

The Call to Teach: Multicultural Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

America's "melting pot" status is one that most citizens are proud to claim. The fact that people here often refer to themselves as one ethnicity or a...

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.

Bored-o-ed: An Educator's Plan for Making NYC Public Schools Work, Part 2

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Michele Somerville

Consider the virtuous circle aspect: If teaching in public schools were to become prestigious (again), a higher caliber of college graduates would be drawn to the profession. More intellectual rigor all around would bring up everybody's game.

Necessary Shifts: A Change in K-12 Teacher Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In the not-so-distant past, public schools used to represent the most major building block in the education and socialization of students outside of t...

School Administrators: Getting Them Onboard Is Key to Change for LGBTQ Students

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Placing LGBTQ students in a "risk" category -- positions the group of students identifying as LGBTQ as a potential "problem" for the school that requires a solution, rather than as a group of students bringing untapped assets and strengths into the school community.

Are Schools of Education Why Children Don't Learn? Reclaiming the Conversation on Education

Alan Singer | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Alan Singer

I will not defend every school of education and every professor that works there, but I know we are not "the problem" with education in the United States.

I Don't Buy It

Dan Butin | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
Dan Butin

We professors all too often believe that this is our job; to profess. Perhaps. But to be clear, this is not teaching. Let's at least call it what it is: the attempted transfer of information from one container into another. But that's a really problematic way to think about the classroom experience.

7 Trends That Have Shaped The Teaching Force In The Last 20 Years

Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

Over the past 20 years, the teaching force has become larger, grayer, greener, more female, more diverse and less stable, according to a study publis...

Beyond 'Gay Day' Approaches To LGBTQ Inclusion In Schools

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Recognizing the need to include LGBTQ identities in school approaches to diversity and inclusion is an important step forward in making schools more welcoming places, but some of the patterns in these efforts are troubling despite their good intentions.

Court Rules Minnesota Colleges Must Turn Over Education Syllabi To Outside Research Organization

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

A district court judge ruled Wednesday that education schools within the Minnesota State Colleges and University system must turn over their course sy...

Shameless Shape Shifters

Gary Stager | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Gary Stager

My journalism has set out to expose the ideologues and profiteers engaged in dismantling the democratic ideals of public education. And yet, I just got hoodwinked by Joel Klein and the Rupert Murdoch-owned company he leads.

Elementary Schools, Transgender Kids And Educator Freak-Outs

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 10.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

For the past few years we have had an increasing number of elementary schools contact us with reports that their teachers and school staff were "freaking out." The cause for alarm? The new enrollment of a transgender child or the gender transition of an already-enrolled student.

Millions Spent On Improving Teachers, But Little Done To Make Sure It's Working

| Beth Fertig and Sarah Garland | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Helping struggling teachers improve has become a big concern–and a big business–across...

Save the Children

Tom Allon | Posted 07.29.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

We cannot pretend to care about whether our children are learning, if we don't do anything to make our teachers the best that they can be.

Education Reform in Mississippi: Hopes and Possibilities

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Substantial educational change will never occur in Mississippi until its citizens decide that enough is enough and make a commitment to change, no matter what it takes.

The Global Search for Education: More From Finland

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our teachers in Finland are quite autonomous already. They are allowed to choose their methods and they are allowed to be creative."