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A teacher asks Arne Duncan a gutsy question. Here’s the answer.

What question would you ask to Education Secretary Arne Duncan if you had the chance? Patrick Hayes, a fifth-grade teacher in Charleston, S.C., and director of EdFirstSC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group working to empower people who care about public schools, got that opportunity recently when Duncan had a video chat with hundreds of Charleston […]

A teacher asks Arne Duncan a gutsy question. Here’s the answer.

What question would you ask to Education Secretary Arne Duncan if you had the chance? Patrick Hayes, a fifth-grade teacher in Charleston, S.C., and director of EdFirstSC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group working to empower people who care about public schools, got that opportunity recently when Duncan had a video chat with hundreds of Charleston […]

How 4 Types of Families Approach Paying for College

The overwhelming majority of current students and their parents see college as an investment in the future. That unsurprising finding appears in Sallie Mae’s annual “How America Pays for College” report, which was released on Thursday. Families...Show More Summary

Campbell's Wonderland

Examine the two compositions carefully. If you think the resemblance is purely coincidental, read on. Campbell Brown is queen of a second lawsuit aimed at cutting down teacher tenure in NY. With all the experience that comes from teaching...Show More Summary

How many colleges mishandle sexual assault cases — and what to do about it

A bipartisan group of senators just introduced legislation in Congress that is aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college campuses. The legislation would force school officials to be more transparent and accountable in dealing withShow More Summary

How many colleges mishandle sexual assault cases — and what to do about it

A bipartisan group of senators just introduced legislation in Congress that is aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college campuses. The legislation would force school officials to be more transparent and accountable in dealing withShow More Summary

Kids Learn Programming Through Robotics Challenge App

Cargo-Bot is a simple concept that packs a challenging punch and teaches valuable programming skills.

Try Science: Save Your Skin

Doing this experiment might convince you that using sun protection is valuable.

Librarian and Romance Writer Enthusiast

Special to USA Today: Librarian of the year, man of RWA, aspiring cover model … these were just some of the names Sean Gilmartin was called while attending this year's Romance Writers of America conference in San Antonio. "I (Gilmartin) was very close to adding car thief" to the list but luckily I can leave that out. Show More Summary

Campbell Brown’s anti-union group uses union slogan

Campbell Brown doesn’t hide her disdain for teachers unions. She has frequently railed against them, and formed an anti-union advocacy group that filed a lawsuit in New York this week seeking to eliminate job protections for teachers in the state. That’s why it is somewhat amusing that her group, the Partnership for Educational Justice, describes itself […]

Campbell Brown’s anti-union group uses union slogan

Campbell Brown doesn’t hide her disdain for teachers unions. She has frequently railed against them, and formed an anti-union advocacy group that filed a lawsuit in New York this week seeking to eliminate job protections for teachers in the state. That’s why it is somewhat amusing that her group, the Partnership for Educational Justice, describes itself […]

Five Best Blogs & Tweets: Hoboken Laptop Experience Unusual / Misleading

Lots of districts avoid Hoboken's unusually disastrous 1:1 deployment saga ow.ly/zKKxD @hechingerreport @pwillens Chart: Top Liberal Campaign Spenders 2012 - via Voxow.ly/zKHsh includes Bloomberg, Soros, Fred Eychaner, etc. Readers respond angrily to "practice" school-shooting story ow.ly/zKFno via @romenesko Race to the Top, Wasn't : Frederick M. Show More Summary

Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age

Susannah Tredwell, librarian at Davies LLP in Vancouver and fellow member of CALL (Canadian Association of Law Libraries), wrote a piece last week on Slaw.ca about the continuing value of indexes: It is sometimes assumed that a book that is being read on an electronic device does not need an index, as readers can use the search function instead. Show More Summary

What Happens When We Forget The Mind Shift

I read an article today titled: Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops. It only took me two seconds to figure out what the issue was here….I’ll give you a clue….it’s not the laptops. There are some interesting quotes and lines in this article that caught …

Quotes: Rhee Cites DC Precedent Union-Approved Tenure/Seniority Changes

Ultimately [in DC], we signed a contract with the union that addressed a lot of these issues, and the American Federation of Teachers signed off on it. So we have a precedent to be able to do this. (In D.C.) we are now retaining the most highly effective teachers at much higher rates. - Michelle Rhee in NPR (Teacher Tenure Challenges)

Morning Video: Can After-School/Extended Day Programs Make A Difference?

"At Middle School 223 in the Bronx, the fun starts at the end of the regular day. All sixth graders are offered extracurricular activities like African drumming, latin dance and chess, plus personalized help in reading and math." (Why longer school days can be more fun for students)

Demon by text

20 hours agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A Polish priest is conducting an exorcism, but the demon is fighting back via text message, according to reports. In one of the texts the devil apparently told Father Rajchel that he was wasting his time trying to save the...

Respected science publication is fooled by The Onion

It’s one thing for an Iranian news agency to mistakenly cite as fact a piece in The Onion, a satirical humor publication, as actually happened in 2012 when the Fars News Agency referred in all seriousness to an Onion story about a  Gallup poll that supposedly showed more rural white voters in America would rather […]

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