AM News: Zuckerberg Donates $120M To SF Bay Area Schools

Zuckerberg, Wife Gift $120M to CA Schools AP: The first $5 million will go to school districts in San Francisco, Ravenswood and Redwood City and will focus on principal training, classroom technology and helping students transition from the 8th to the …

Pam Moran: How Can We Keep Testing in Perspective?

Do you want to meet a modern day hero in education? Pam Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County Schools is a superintendent who has pushed back against testing and created an environment where learning and students comes first. Guess what? Her

David Menasche and The Priority List

David Menasche , author of  The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons, didn’t sit at home when he was diagnosed with brain cancer.  When he was no longer able to teach due to …

A Call for a Moratorium on Common Core

Portland Public School board member Steve Buel presented a resolution citing concerns with the implementation of Common Core $tate $tandards at Wednesday night’s meeting. He called for a three-year moratorium much to the chagrin of presiding member Pam Knowles, but …

Mailbox: Inbox Zero and email Productivity [An App of the Week Lesson Plan]

Email is a problem for so many of us. If I had been taught good habits early on, it could have avoided email overload and been more responsive many times when people needed a response. My students use gmail through …

Features of school cultures that embrace creativity

Does your school’s culture inhibit or encourage creativity in its students and employees? Often formed over dozens of years, the values, habits, and climates of school buildings are incredibly difficult to change. Culture outlasts teachers and administrators; lean and rich …

Making to Learn in Physics

Ms. Fleming recently hosted Mr. Fowler’s Conceptual Physics classes for some hands-on experiences with electronics in the Makerspace at New Milford HS.  Prior to their experience in this space, students had worked with the pHET DC Circuit Simulator. …

Kline Seeks to Make Special Education Funding a Priority

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, said recently that he will be pouring new energy into a perennial priority: Bolstering funding for special education.

Baltimore: A New School Where "The Wire" Was Filmed

There's an amazing-looking new $43M school that's been built and opened in a blighted neighborhood in Baltimore, part of a massive urban renewal project funded in part by Johns Hopkins University and the Casey Foundation (and in partnership with Morgan …

The peripheral visionary

I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side.