AM News: All Eyes On California (Deasy/Cortines, Tuck/Torlackson, San Diego)

CA Schools chief race may be election's tightest AP: Tuck has nearly matched Torlakson in campaign fundraising, with $1.9 million, while a Southern California businessman who often supports Republican candidates, William Bloomfield Jr., has independently picked up the tab for at …

If you believe in electing BETTER Democrats

then have I got a no-brainer for you.

Imagine a Democratic office holder with a long track record of being a progressive on issue after issue.

Now imagine someone who just because s/heia entitled to take the office of that …

We Know What Equity Looks Like, and We are Passionate About it

Equity is a cause I have fought for all my life, since the days I taught in a Homeless Shelter School in Salt Lake City. It is the cause of my heart. I work every day—as I know many of …

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Just A Wednesday Afternoon

KS Teacher of the Year: The Common Core Is Working in My Classroom – Education Week http://ow.ly/BS0Ei 

Most-banned books include The Bluest Eye http://ow.ly/BPZ9o  But here are 19 others with disturbing elements http://ow.ly/BPZim 

Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, …

Ensure Success This School Year

When I was in the classroom I always looked forward to back-to-school. Getting my classroom ready, that feeling of the excitement for a new year left me with the anticipation for great things to happen. But heading back to school …

Child Care and Development Block Grant Hits Roadblock

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., put a hold on the Child Care and Development Block Grant bill because he wants priority given to his bill that would require background checks on school employees.

8 Great Email Etiquette Tips for Educators & Everybody

Every email message from a parent or colleague is an opportunity to create a powerful impression. As Kevan Lee says in How to Send Better Email, great email gets across the intended message with the desired emotion. You have …

Bruno: A Goodbye & Retrospective

I've been contributing posts to This Week in Education since January 2012, when Alexander kindly invited me to begin writing. This, however, will be my last post here.

Last week I submitted my resignation at my teaching job which, for a …

Fostering Creativity In The Learning Process

Several months ago I was having a conversation with a colleague about creativity in learning. We debated back and forth about what creativity looked like and could you really teach creativity. All this stemmed from a comment I made about …

A little steamed about STEM

 

Is it just me or does questioning the motives of educational “reformers” just sort of come naturally?

The big push to get more kids pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) always seemed somewhat dubious to me. …