A student’s plea for help — and a superintendent’s heartfelt response

This is a scene you don’t see every day in any school district. A ninth-grade student in the Miami-Dade County Public School system went before the school board to ask for help and an end to high-stakes tests that, he…

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ReadWorks Offers Thanksgiving-themed Articles and Questions for K-12 Classrooms

ReadWorks is a non-profit service that offers hundreds of lesson plans and more than two thousand reading non-fiction and fiction passages aligned to Common Core standards. For the (American) Thanksgiving season ReadWorks is offering a set of non-fiction articles about …

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5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: 30 States Scheduled To Use Common Core Assessments This Spring

30 states using Common Core assessments this spring, says @ecscommreport ow.ly/ECmFc Accomplishments & post-game analysis from @MarshallTuck re CA Supe Race ow.ly/EChbn Third Way: Creating a Consistent & Rigorous Licensure Process ow.ly/ECjYM @ThirdWayEDU  Opt out …

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Update: Fact-Checking Cami Anderson (X2)

Watching Newark superintendent Cami Anderson's interview with AEI's Rick Hess from last week, a few things are clear: First and foremost is that Anderson's initiatives may be much more nuanced and less top-down than critics have claimed (and the media …

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Quickly Create a Thanksgiving Card on Storyboard That

Disclosure: Storyboard That is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com Last month Storyboard That… featured an option for producing Halloween cards. This week Storyboard That made available an option for creating Thanksgiving cards. To create a card you use the same process

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#EdGif Of The Day: How To Avoid Your Elementary School Co-Worker Crush

Sure, there's a charter school plotline in" Parenthood," and school is in the background (so far) of "Black-Ish." "How To Get Away With Murder" is set at a law school. But "New Girl" remains the most school-focused show out there, …

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Teaching the Whole Child Starts With a Healthy Breakfast

By Annelise Cohon, NEA Health Information Network Since 2010, the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom have been ensuring more learning-ready students thanks to an innovative school breakfast model. We’ve all heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal …

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My School Found a Way to Make Students with Disabilities Feel Included

By Tom Ledcke, Special Education Teacher, Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington The challenge of inclusion for students with disabilities has been an ongoing conversation in education. For students in my high school, inclusion has primarily meant physical inclusion only …

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Good luck understanding how they will score the Common Core

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium — one of the two multi-state consortia that, with some $360 million in federal funds, were tasked with designing new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards — just put out a news…

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Journalism: Media Narrative Shifted Dramatically During Post-Midterm Period

Check out my latest Scholastic column here if you want to read about how media coverage of the 2014 midterms shifted sharply during the first few days after the results were known -- and how upon examination nobody's claims of …

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