Frank McCourt (1930-2009)

July 22, 2009 | Blog

We are saddened by the passing of Frank McCourt — Irishman, educator, and novelist. From humble upbringings in the Irish…

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Fight The Power!

July 8, 2009 | Blog

Dana Goldstein raises some serious questions and concerns in her American Prospect article (“Testing Testing”) about the process of developing…

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New Teacher Center Annual Symposium

July 1, 2009 | Blog

If you are an educational practitioner, policymaker, or researcher with an interest in the needs of new teachers, you may…

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The Revolving Door of Teachers In Chicago

June 29, 2009 | Blog

The Consortium for Chicago School Research today released an informative study (“The Schools Teachers Leave”) of teacher turnover in Chicago…

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Stand For Children

March 20, 2009 | Blog

Child advocacy groups are pretty predictable creatures. They’re all about childhood immunization, child health care, and early childhood education, right?…

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Ideas Worth Exploring

March 19, 2009 | Blog

You’ll have to forgive me for not writing a nice post in complete sentences this morning, as I’m running/flying between…

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Wacky Wednesday (Yes, I Know It’s Thursday)

March 12, 2009 | Blog

Wacky Wednesday. That’s what the locals call Wednesday afternoons when teachers in Wyoming’s Laramie County School District 2 send the…

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Musical Elective Of The Week

November 25, 2008 | Blog

The Musical Elective of the Week is Amos Lee. Amos Lee is a Philadelphia native and has built a larger…

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More On The Generational Divide in Teaching

September 30, 2008 | Blog

The generational divide in the teaching profession that I discussed back in August (‘A Generational Divide Over Teacher Pay’) is…

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New Teaching Blog

July 22, 2008 | Blog

The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) just announced a new blog — the NCTAF Learning Network. Hmmm…

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