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A New School to Prison Pipeline that Might Surprise You

I was appalled when an educator/activist/author friend of mine, shared with me over coffee, that University of Maryland College Park, in partnership with real estate mogul Edward St John, contracted with… 652 more words

Education Reform...Again

I recently read an outstanding book by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith called Most Likely to Succeed. It turns out that there is also a documentary movie with the same title based on this book. 832 more words

Education Reform

28 November 2017 Education Reader

I am the teacher South Carolina wants to retain, and I am barely hanging on, Rachel Caulder

Teachers need autonomy. Thankfully, I teach in a school that does not use curriculum alignment documents or strict pacing guides, and my administration values the judgment of teachers within our classrooms.

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Judicial Negligence Compounds Political Negligence in South Carolina

Conservative politics as a very thin veneer for racism and class warfare has long characterized the South, including South Carolina, regardless of party affiliation—once Democratic and now the same sort of recalcitrant Republican. 1,123 more words


FL bill proposes "alternative pathways" for high school diploma

Senator Bill Montford (D) has filed SB 788, which would create “alternative pathways” to earn a standard high school diploma. The legislation would allow certain students who completed the minimum high school graduation course credit requirements, but did not pass the standardized test(s) for Algebra I and language arts, to satisfy the graduation requirements by earning an “industry-recognized credential or certification approved by the State Board of Education.” This includes passing associated assessments or demonstrating mastery of the course material with a portfolio of the student’s work “containing quantifiable evidence of such mastery.” An identical bill ( 19 more words


Move Like a Cat: Challenging the System Every Day.

There are some education writers who always catch my attention. They are provocative and they give me ideas on what I can write about.

Two of these educators are… 335 more words


Adult Drama in the Classroom?

Why teacher’s professional issues are more important than student’s concerns when building effective professional learning communities.

Previously published in the The Educator’s Room, “

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