Oklahoma Is Reclaiming Its No Child Left Behind Act Waiver

The Sooner State was the second state to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and now is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver. …

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Thompson: Joel Klein’s Heedless Rush to Impose Transformative Change

There is an old saying that tough judicial cases make bad law. Applying the legal maxim to education, challenging school districts like New York City, because of its size, might or might not resort to extraordinary measures. If leaders of those systems, …

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Bill Cosby’s doctoral thesis was about using ‘Fat Albert’ as a teaching tool

Bill Cosby is sometimes referred to as Dr. Cosby because he has a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts of Amherst. He earned the degree in the mid 1970s — with a thesis titled “An Integration of the…

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CONGRESS: Extend tax credit to offset $1.6 billion educators spent on classroom essentials

Educators pay for paper, pencils, books, and countless other supplies students need. But if Congress doesn’t act, the educator tax deduction will disappear.Read More »…

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Meet Schools Where Data Driven Instruction Drives Achievement

If you’re struggling to figure out how to make assessment part of your data driven instruction, there are two great companies who, in my opinion (and that of many others) exemplify this model.  I think that teachers are hungry …

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Media: Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss Mangles Duncan Staff Moves

It always makes me a little bit nervous when Valerie Strauss tries to go back to straight news reporting after all those weeks and months blogging and sharing material that's pretty uniformly critical of the current school reform movement. (New…

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Extra Copy Box

If you can’t remember the last time no one was absent or left your classroom early, you’ll appreciate this procedure for make-up work. Students are accountable for themselves and their work, and it cuts down on disruptions.…

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Exit Tickets

Students check in, but they don’t check out… unless they have an Exit Ticket! This simple exit strategy keeps Ms. Toivonen’s students engaged and on task throughout the period and orderly on their way out the door. Muahahaha!…

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Enlisting Students’ Help

If you teach more than one content area and/or have large class sizes, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of assignments. Ms. Graham’s paperwork routine puts students at the center of her solution to this common…

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Morning Video: Debating Rice’s "Racist Liberals" Claim

  In case you missed it from last week, here's Condoleeza Rice's claim that failing neighborhood schools and the inequality that comes with them are racist, along with a link to Citizen Stewart's examination of the claim.…

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