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Las Vegas Teachers! Show Up for Board Meeting Today

Angie Sullivan calls on her colleagues in Clark County, Nevada, to show up for today’s board meeting:

She writes:

There is a CCSD School Board Meeting tomorrow. 125 more words

Education Reform

Legislature's agenda for 2017 thrown for a loop by election results

ATHENS — Ballots were still being counted when it became apparent most Democrats had not seriously considered the possibility Donald Trump would win. Neither, it seems, had many Republicans. 567 more words


Today: 29 Million Hits on the Blog!

Today the blog reached 29 million page views (hits). That means that on that many occasions, someone opened the blog to read an entry. It doesn’t mean that there are 29 million separate individuals who read the blog daily. 377 more words

Education Reform

Demoralized teachers: more effective as Collateral Damage or Direct Targets ?

CLICK HERE for the edited NewsWorks/WHYY version.

The recent suggestions that professional teachers in Philadelphia are overpaid and are expecting too many resources  are damagingly misinformed, and counterproductive accusations. 804 more words

Social Justice

The Importance of Critical Reading

One of my favorite podcasts, EconTalk, presents a diverse range of topics that the host, Russ Roberts, somehow finds a way to adeptly navigate through. One… 985 more words

Great Books

American kids dream of doing science—but sadly, they're not that good at it

As part of the OECD’s 2015 test of 15-year-olds (pdf) around the world, called PISA, the group asked students what occupation they expected to be working in when they were 30. 574 more words