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New Poll: Americans Want to Fire Bad Teachers, Pay Them More
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 14, 2010, 12:06 pm   


According to a new poll released today by the Associated Press and Stanford University, an overwhelming majority believe that it is necessary to fire bad teachers, but in contrast believe that teachers are paid too little.

 
Stranger Than Fiction: Inner-City Parents Take Over School
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 10, 2010, 03:22 pm   

This week, an elementary school in Compton, California is receiving national attention after a group of parents banded together to force improvements at the failing institution. Yelling "yes we can!" and "si se puede!" a busload of parents on Tuesday became the first in California to try to force reforms at their children's school using a new law designed to help parents take back schools.
 
Do NOT Do That: A Teacher’s List for Herself
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 08, 2010, 11:17 am   

 

There are many helpful lists of what we should do to as educators. But what should be avoided?

Many thanks to Melissa Kelly, Secondary Education Guide over at about.com, who provides ten ideas of what not to do. Click on the article's link to read a further explanation.
 
Michelle Rhee to Start National Reform Movement
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 07, 2010, 07:34 pm   

Since Michelle Rhee's recent resignation as Chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, a lot of coverage has been devoted to where she will go next. If you caught the Oprah Show yesterday Michelle Rhee has ended the speculation and rumors with a special announcement and accompanying essay in Newsweek. Rhee has decided not to take any one job with a state or individual school system, rather start a national group called Students First.
 
One Utah School Ahead of the Digital Learning Pack
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 02, 2010, 01:02 pm   

In recent years, reformers and policy makers have stressed the need for incorporating technology in education. New technologies have revolutionized how we live our lives from shopping to business; why not incorporate them into the classroom? In November, the Department of Education released a technology plan through their Office of Educational Technology entitled, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. In presenting the plan to the public, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recognized one digital school in particular as a model for others to follow, Open High School in Utah.
 
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