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“Understanding how we learn best is one of the keys to growth as human beings." Opinion blogger Starr Sackstein shares how teachers can implement student self-assessment strategies that are equally empowering and meaningful.
Self-assessment is a valuable tool as it gives students the ability to really consider their learning and equally as importanly, share that understanding with the teacher. Once we understand what students know and can do, bot...
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“Our nation's teachers are the infrastructure of this republic … when they do their job, it permits every other aspect of our society to function properly,” writes opinion blogger James E. Ford. “But this isn't reflected in their level of appreciation.”
Our nation's teachers are the infrastructure of this republic. Like water pipelines, roads, and bridges their purpose is that of the common good. When they do their job, it permits every other aspect of our society to functio...
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A North Carolina district was looking for ways to get more parents involved. So, they decided to pay select parents to volunteer.
Guilford County Schools in North Carolina pays parents up to $150 a month to serve as volunteer liaisons to their schools.
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We asked five education practitioners and researchers: In what ways would you change teacher-evaluation systems? What are the best ways for schools to reliably and transparently gauge teacher effectiveness?
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A $200 million plan to improve South Carolina's poor and rural schools will most likely be delayed another year as state lawmakers determine the details of the proposed legislation.
Legislation to provide funds to poor and rural school districts will likely die in the legislative session this year.
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Denver's first public Montessori Junior/Senior high school is representative of the growing Montessori school movement, which emphasizes student individuality and social development.
Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School offers teenagers opportunities to run an urban farm and learn bicycle repair, along with more traditional academic studies.
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Guest opinion blogger Megan Tompkins-Stange says that in deciding how we donate to philanthropic causes, where we put our money reflects what we hold to be important based on our core beliefs. And philanthropists have competing values.
Should we be giving philanthropically at all if we want to create lasting change?
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Despite its reputation for having the best schools in the country, Massachusetts still struggles with widening achievement gaps. Opinion blogger Walt Gardner thinks closing them is impossible.
No state can fully control factors in the homes and neighborhoods of students that are responsible for differences in student performance.
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As summer approaches, veteran teacher David Cohen suggests that educations should be looking at proactive ways to incorporate understanding of race, ethnicity, diversity, and inclusion into their own continuing self-education.
Teachers committed to their own learning, over the summer and beyond, should commit part of their learning to understanding and addressing issues of race and diversity.
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Nearly every commencement address has some nod to the concept of resilience, relationship skills, or grit–all of which are important to students' success inside and outside of the classroom.
At 2016 commencement addresses, graduates laughed at jokes, cried at personal stories, and heard a whole lot about social-emotional learning from pop culture icons, sports stars, and President Obama. Here's a sampling.
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Senior policy advisers to democratic presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have made it clear that there are few differences between their K-12 education agendas.
Pre-K access, achievement gaps, and the Every Student Succeeds Act came up as advisers to the two Democratic presidential hopefuls debated education policy at the Newseum in Washington.
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A Virginia middle school student was handcuffed, charged with a crime, and suspended from school after he retrieved a carton of milk he get for free through the National School Lunch Program, his mother says.
The student gets the milk for free as part of the National School Lunch Program, his mother said.
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Education Week is American education's newspaper of record. Our reporters, researchers, and bloggers cover local, state, and national education news and issues from preschool through the high school transition to college and career.