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
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
Flexible presentation tool lets kids create, iterate, and share
Time to put another ISTE in the books—both literally and figuratively.
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.
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.
Educational assessments can help students before they fall through the cracks
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.
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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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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