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Fulbright-Hays Opportunities for K-12 and Postsecondary Educators, Deadline: 12/28/16 (Webinar 12/5/16)

By: David J. Smith, December 5, 2016

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program is designed to advance international education among U.S. educators. For secondary teachers, this is the only Fulbright-related program available to them. 17 more words

Higher Education

The Problems With Choice, Vouchers, and Betsy DeVos

This Washington Post editorial on Betsy DeVos is terrible. The piece suffers from a waffling both-sides-ism that characterizes some of the worst journalistic tendencies of the last twenty years. 584 more words

Where do we Begin with Education Reform?

I spend a lot of time thinking about the U.S. public education system. There are many factors that draw me to this realm but at the core is the desire to enable others to be the best versions of themselves. 513 more words

Accountability

Phonemic Awareness Skills First

When it comes to learning how to read, the common wisdom is to teach phonemic awareness skills first, then phonics. This is because phonemic awareness is a critical pre-reading skill. 221 more words

K-12 Education

Selective Public High Schools

by Honolulu Mother

This Atlantic article discussed a recent study finding that students in selective public high schools didn’t end up with greater academic benefits than similar students at other schools: 343 more words

Tina Cane Appointed Poet Laureate of Rhode Island

Tina Cane, the Founder and Director of Writers in the Schools RI, has been appointed the new Rhode Island Poet Laureate. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo said in her announcement: Tina “is a people’s poet. 40 more words

K-12 Education

Reading by Third Grade is Crucial

It is imperative that all children know how to read proficiently by the end of third grade. This is a crucial developmental milestone for all kids.  338 more words

K-12 Education