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Setting Up Effective Group Work: Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.
Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents: A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.
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Site News: New Home for Education News & Commentary: Quick! Get over there! The daily education news roundup and education commentaries that you're probably looking for are now being published over at The Grade, my two year-old education news and media project.  You can find and bookmark the website here: The Twitter name to follow is @thegrade_ [...
AM News: Friday Education Mashup : Memphis suburbs are receiving federal money for more poor students than they have. Here's why. chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/? Mayoral Control Renewed for 2 Years: Legislature Hands Victory to De Blasio In Special Session the74million.org/article/mayora?  See also WNYC Californians, you have ...
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Admissions Scandal Reminds Us Again of the College Caste System: From CNN:. . . .The separation of young people into this two-track system matters so much because the outcomes vary so much for students at the most and least selective institutions. Among black and Latino students with above-average SAT scores, 81% at selective public institutions complete thei...
NYC Keeps Access to Top High Schools Away from Black Kids: Ten years ago Catherine Rampell published a piece in the NYTimes that showed ever so clearly how standardized tests continue to protect the privileged and to punish the poor.  This chart sums up the connection between standardized test scores and family income.  The same correlations will be fou...
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Evaluation evolving: Over the past decade, the fight over evaluation has been at the center of almost all the political fights around teachers. But the fight, and the changes that have come with it, and the changes to come, are not so surprising really, when you think about it. Our work is complex, the way that paren...
The profit in lesson plans: The New York Times recently reported on teachers who are making big money ?? a handful of them have made millions of dollars ?? by selling lesson plans to other teachers. The success of these entrepreneurs has been facilitated by TeachersPayTeachers.com, a company launched in 2006 by a former N...
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Should States ??Pay It Forward? for Higher Education?: New models of funding higher education are currently being considered in debates throughout America. One recent debate concerns funding through ??Pay It Forward? (PIF) programs. Since 2013, at least 24 states have considered legislation on PIF models of higher education finance. While details ...
Charter Schools, Politics, and Democracy: Cross-post by Larry CubanAs public charter schools have grown across the country since the early 1990s to more than 6,400 still largely located in big cities (there are 100,000 regular schools) , the debate over their existence, quality, and direction has continued unabated. Charters, enrolling ...
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Students take a classroom lesson to Capitol Hill–and get a law passed: How do you measure whether students have a well-rounded education that inspires them to do the hard work of research and creative problem solving? I’d say their ability to envision legislation, draft it, meet with members of Congress, and get a bill passed by Congress and signed into law is an ou...
Celebrating women by striving for fairness: One of the first women who comes to mind when I think of this year’s International Women’s Day theme, #BalanceforBetter, is Kyla Ross. Not only does the 22-year-old Olympic gold medalist balance her busy UCLA Bruins gymnastics team schedule while pursuing her molecular, cell, and developmental bi...

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