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HILLARY, ELI, AND ALICE: THE MONEY-TREE

By Doug Martin, Author of Hoosier School Heist Two of the biggest threats to public education in America are Eli Broad and Walmart’s Alice Walton, and they are both giving big to Hillary’s Victory Fund for her presidential race. Over...Show More Summary

Hillary Needs to Win in 2016

by special guest blogger Organizing Teacher A Clinton presidency will put the Left on good footing for organizing after the election. A Trump presidency will put us all on the defensive and will kill the strides made in the national conversation about income inequality.I supported Bernie with a vote and a small donation. Show More Summary

Multimedia Tool Promotes Creativity, Sharing

Flexible presentation tool lets kids create, iterate, and share

EDITORS DESK: ISTE IS A WRAP

Time to put another ISTE in the books—both literally and figuratively.

SIIA Releases 2016 Vision K–20 Report

The SIIA’s 2016 report focuses on online professional learning (PL) and provides insights on how educators are taking online PL courses, why they take them, and which courses they’re choosing.

CLASS TECH TIPS

ISTE Roundup! Resources from Denver Whether or not you were at ISTE, you can link to all of the resources from Monica Burns’ presentations and sessions—how-to’s on QR codes, Book Creator, apps galore, and more.

Assessment Secrets to Student Achievement

Educational assessments can help students before they fall through the cracks

LEARNING OUTSIDE THE BOX: CREATIVE LEARNING SPACES

Don LaBonte, co-director of Convergence Academies—a three-year initiative through the Department of Education to test theories around connected learning to enhance curriculum—chats about the benefits of creative learning spaces.

Truancy: REPORTED FOR TRUANCY, EVEN WITH DOCTORS NOTE EXCUSING ABSENCES

Nicole:  My 9 year old daughter’s school reported her for truancy, after missing several days. She has several ongoing medical issues which they are aware of. She has an IEP Continue Reading ?

ADHD: SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY INQUIRY

Terry:  Today, I read an article in the Los Angeles Times stating that ADHD had been classified as a Specific Learning Disability by the US Department of Education. Is this Continue Reading ?

Retention: DYSLEXIA AND RETENTION

Thom and Cheryl:  Hello, Our Grandson received a recommendation to repeat second grade. Over the summer and subsequent to the recommendation he was diagnosed with Dyslexia DSV. The school refuses Continue Reading ?

Beautiful libraries in all 50 states

Topic: Libraries Libraries are timeless treasures. Even as pulpy paperbacks get swapped out for electronic ink, we still crave a physical space where we can surround ourselves with knowledge. When done right, those spaces can be works...Show More Summary

THE MIND TRUST SPIN-OFF IN CINCY AND BEYOND

By Doug Martin In my book Hoosier School Heist, I expose the Mind Trust, formed by once Democratic mayor of Indianapolis Bart Peterson and his charter school director David Harris. I have also written on the Mind Trust spin-offformerly...Show More Summary

Encouraging Diversity and Equity in Public Libraries

As a result of recent violent events and historical reflection, public libraries are increasing efforts to advance racial equality and provide resources for conversations and greater communication between diverse groups of people and more engagement with local libraries and their programs.

San Diego Library Using Education, Resources to Combat Sex Trafficking

One of the largest centers for sex trafficking in the country is San Diego, where it has turned into a near billion dollar local industry. Because of the city’s role as a hub for sex trafficking, and the chance encounter of one of its librarians, the San Diego Public Library is now working actively to combat sex trafficking.

Making the Advocacy Decision

Library trustees—whether elected or appointed—have the fiduciary responsibility to ensure that the library has the resources to provide the programs and services the community wants.

A Border Wall Hillary & Teachers’ Unions Defend

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention didn’t contain much to excite her public education troops, though she did fish out a “zip code” reference as a small treat for them. Going over her long list of differences with Republican nominee Donald Trump, Clinton declared, “We will not build a wall,” referring to […]

Time to Update UFT Phone Banks

We're facing a really important election. While I am not jumping up and down about the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency, I find the notion of a Trump presidency unspeakable. Let's face it, UFT is the big dog in teacher unions. Show More Summary

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