Ailing Chicago Union Head Will Step Down

The union's president, Karen Lewis, is recovering from an unspecified illness. …

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Really? D.C. charter school employees to get admissions preference for their kids.

  The Web site of the D.C. Public Charter School Board, the entity that approves and oversees 60 charter schools in the nation’s capital,  says the following: Charter  schools  are  public,  taxpayer-funded  and  open  to  all  DC  residents;  parents  can…

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STRIKE OVER! Reynoldsburg, OH, teachers overwhelmingly approve agreement

“We are very happy to have the strike behind us, so we can return our focus where it belongs -– on teaching our students.”Read More »…

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Best of the Web Fall 2014

This afternoon at the ACTEM conference I presented an update version of my Best of the Web presentation. The slides from that presentation are embedded below. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, …

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Six Additional States Get NCLB Waiver Extensions

Six additional states have now seen their No Child Left Behind waivers extended through the end of this school year, including Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah. …

Politics K-12 - Education Week

Kassettenrecorder, die Unterschiede sind groß

Wenn Sie einen Kassettenrecorder kaufen möchten, dann haben Sie hierbei verschiedene Möglichkeiten. Von robusten Geräten für Kinder bis hin zu technisch perfekt ausgerüsteten Kombinationsgeräten, die Auswahl ist sehr umfangreich. Schnell verliert man dabei den Überblick, daher lohnt sich die Nutzung …

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School districts moving to cut reliance on test scores to evaluate schools

Big school districts around the country — including in New York City — are starting to lessen their misplaced reliance on student standardized test scores to evaluate schools, as this roundup of “test reform” news shows. And some are doing…

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Events: Reform Advocates Meet In Chicago

From deep inside a Chicago hotel, the day after StudentsFirst announced Jim Blew as Michelle Rhee's replacement and at roughly the same time as CTU is announcing that Karen Lewis has a serious illness and her duties are being taken …

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The Helpful Use of Digital Tools in 21st Century Classrooms

By Helen Soulé, Executive Director, Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) In countless schools across the US, a new year brings new students. It also brings “wonder” tools, applications and processes. For many educators, this deluge of technology threatens …

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Reynoldsburg, OH, educators reach tentative agreement: significant step forward on class sizes

"We hope to be back in the classrooms soon, where we belong."Read More »…

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