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Are you a marigold among the walnut trees?

I recently saw a wonderfully encouraging post on Twitter by Jennifer Gonzalez.  Her post attempts to motivate and encourage new teachers to be a marigold flower on your teaching team.   54 more words

New Teachers

Richard Corriere's Education Update: Teachers blame students and parents

Richard Corriere’s Education Update:  Teacher’s blame failing students on poverty, parents, and students

The poll of 700 public elementary and secondary teachers  surveyed  cited poverty, insufficient involvement by parents, apathy on the part of students and too much standardized testing as huge educational problems. 241 more words

A Nation Of Illiterates

Richard Corriere's Education Update: Japan axes liberal arts for job training

The Wall Street Journal reports that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on Japan’s 86 universities to “redefine their missions.” The Journal writes:  “The drive is part of Mr. 121 more words

A Nation Of Illiterates

Richard Corriere's Education Update: Judge rules teachers can't be tested for competency

A federal judge in New York has deigned to allow a teacher licensing exam which tests rudimentary academic skills and knowledge. Wood concluded that the test illegally discriminated against racial minorities because members of racial minorities scored lower on it. 152 more words

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Delaware, Stop Calling Our Schools Failing!!!! It Is Not A Solution!!!

Every time a Delaware citizen talks about our “failing schools”, it gives the Delaware Department of Education fuel.  They absolutely love it when people say this.  232 more words

Delaware DOE

Richard Corriere's Education Update: Education is undermining students ability to get jobs

Employers have more access to cheap foreign labor, cheap robotics, cheap software, cheap automation and cheap genius. Therefore, everyone needs to find their extra — their unique value contribution that makes them stand out in whatever is their field of employment. 38 more words

A Nation Of Illiterates