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"Fewer than half of the superintendents believed that teachers in their districts are well prepared for teaching the Common Core Standards," reported Education Week.
Communities have often opposed attempts to give charter schools space in public-school buildings, but the schools chancellor spokeswoman said only that "It's our goal to invest in all our public schools, to make sure parents have great... 06/11/2014 - 11:19am ago
The Gates Foundation argued that "No evaluation system will work unless teachers believe it is fair and reliable, and it's very hard to be fair in a time of transition."
"These are not wealthy families, [yet] they don’t ask for taxpayer assistance," he explained. "They don’t complain about their communities. They don’t ask for buildings or buses."
Should "innovative" schools be exempt from typical state laws and regulations? The Kansas State Board of Ed said yes, but this decision could be deemed unconstitutional.
A Superior Court judge agreed that CA’s current laws "make it impossible to remove the system’s numerous low-performing and incompetent teachers, because the tenure system assures them a job essentially for life."
City-heavy California has experienced big school funding cuts, but even more urban New York has seen per-student spending increase, said Fivethirtyeight.com's Ben Casselman.
"Political opposition will likely grow....More states could drop out formally or become 'zombies'—ostensibly maintaining the standards but neglecting the tests that would show whether they are meeting them."
"Students and teachers work so hard, get to a certain point in June, and too many come back in the fall further behind than when they left," said Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education.
Josh Waldron's impassioned blog post described the education system as "so deeply flawed that students suffer and good teachers leave (or become jaded)."
TeacherPlanet rounds up a wealth of World Cup-themed lessons and activities that help you take advantage of FIFA World Cup Brazil™ as a teachable moment.
A reboot centered around the popular children's series will get kids back on the bus with Ms. Frizzle.
CNN closely examined the data, concluding that since the Sandy Hook shootings, there has been about one shooting every five weeks.
The program will allow students with special needs to participate in extracurricular activities such as physical education, art and music.
At the high school's commencement, the President praised graduates for learning skills that "will make America stronger."
Mariners great Edgar Martinez made a surprise appearance at an event honoring educators and raising awareness of education issues, reported the Mariners Web site.
While one might think educators are using the games to deliver academic content, more often they're being used to motivate and reward lower-performing students.
Despite her speech being broadcasted on local TV news, district decisionmakers' minds were unchanged.
While summer is here, candidates seeking office in the fall should remain focused on education issues, argued David Adler in the Idaho Statesman.
Teach about America's "freedom documents," colonial America, the Revolutionary War and more. Plus find fun crafts, recipes and games!

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