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...said no teacher EVER

Being an educator is one of those careers when “outsiders” believe that we have the summers off…

Summers off?!

really ma’am/sir?!I have recently moved three states away to teach in a new district. 60 more words


Where are the most racially segregated schools?

The Nation’s Most Segregated Schools Aren’t Where You’d Think They’d Be

The Huffington Post reports that the “nation’s most segregated schools aren’t in the deep south — they’re in New York”

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K-12 Education

Trends in public school funding

After decades of increased public school funding, 2010 saw the beginning of a slight downward trend in per-pupil spending.

… Adjusting for inflation and growth in student enrollment, spending fell every year from 2010 to 2012, even as costs for health care, pension plans and special education programs continued to rise faster than inflation.1 Urban districts have been particularly hard-hit by the cuts in federal education spending: Nearly 90 percent of big-city school districts spent less per student in 2012 than when the recession ended in 2009.

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K-12 Education

Volunteer Opportunity: The Seattle Public Library Seeks Homework Help Volunteers (Applications Due: 07/25/14)

The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to assist K-12 students with homework assignments and developing literacy and mathematics skills throughout the upcoming school year. 295 more words


What is your 21st Century Professional Development Plan?

The increasingly competitive global workforce of the 21st century has brought on the need for students and teachers to develop new skills and competencies in our educational systems.   708 more words

Professional Learnings

Apple Enhances its iTunes LMS

Apple has updated iTunes U with several new features.  Version 2.0 includes improved discussion features and the ability to create and update courses directly from the iPad app. 163 more words

Educational Technology

Tenure: Create Something New

The California court ruling that has ruled against K-12 tenure and seniority laws can be used an an opportunity to create something new, something better. I have written about the history of tenure, some of the disadvantages to quality teaching. 601 more words