The comments include exchanges between readers and one of the teachers who met with Obama over lunch to talk about education.
Bill Gates has tried to downplay the business interests that Microsoft has in Common Core.
The FCC will vote Friday on a plan to modernize the E-Rate program, which provides discounts to schools and libraries for Internet access and telecommunications.
Teacher writes: ‘There’s nothing wrong with the kids. There is plenty wrong with the system—but none of it is inevitable. ‘
The Federal Communications Commission has a key vote coming up Friday on how to modernize the ‘E-Rate’ program.
A pediatric occupational therapist says schools keep kids in their chairs far too long.
Arne Duncan’s relations with the teachers unions are about to get more difficult.
High remediation rates are used to justify corporate school reform.
The FCC has an important vote on the E-Rate this week that will affect millions of students.
Dennis Van Roekel urges teachers to demand an end to corporate school reform.
A teacher writes ‘ A Declaration of Teacher Leadership.’
Take our July 4 quiz and test your knowledge of the history of the Declaration of Independence.
‘It is remarkable, indeed depressing, that Justice Ginsburg is the only prominent white leader still making a consistent case for race-conscious policy.’
If you think independence was declared on July 4, 1776, you are wrong. Plus other misconceptions.
Linda Darling-Hammond writes that the ‘teaching gap’ is real and significant.
More resources must be allocated to financial aid.
Most U.S. kids begin school in classrooms that are heavily segregated, and black and Hispanic kindergartners are also disproportionately surrounded by poor peers.
One of the central parts of the Core initiative -- common testing -- isn’t going to happen anymore.
‘...no matter how good I get, the crafting of an excellent teacher never ends.’
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