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Sixteen states--up from 10 states in 2011--say their teacher evaluations are used in making tenure decisions. Three states--FL, NC and KS--voted to eliminate tenure altogether.
Here are 10 technologies to help you implement PBL, giving kids authentic experience and helping you track their progress. In PBL classrooms, students aren’t learning simply to pass a test; they’re applying creativity and taking ownership... 05/23/2014 - 9:43am ago
Translate the challenging aspects of co-teaching into proactive actions, such as using social media to communicate. This way, all students have heightened opportunities to achieve.
Educators and parents know it--summer reading is essential for kids! Make reading a priority during the school break.
Evaluations have shifted from largely "pro forma" assessments to complicated ones that tie principals' effectiveness to student growth. Yet little is known about evaluations for school leaders.
Educators can use social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to enhance communication with the school community.
Public-school math achievement equaled or outstripped math achievement at every type of private school in grades 4 and 8 on the NAEP.
Tired of the same old ideas for preventing the “summer slide”? Dig a little deeper with the following seven activities that families can complete together.
Student grow so much--mentally, emotionally and physically--during the school year, and it's important to help them realize it. Columnist Bernadette Noll presented eight simple questions teachers can use to inspire their students about the... 05/22/2014 - 1:12pm ago
Over the next 10 years, job prospects for educators are expected to go from "good" to "excellent." Schools, especially in cities, are even having trouble finding teachers.
Nearly 600,000 students are waiting to get into charter schools across the country, and the current waiting list estimate has risen 186 percent since 2008-09.
Whether it's students mixing up "you're" and "your" or "there" and "their," grammatical errors are common in the classroom. Sometimes, students can't break bad habits years after graduating.
Although it has been 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education, low-income and minority students still have more limited educational opportunities.
"Success is a measure of what we accomplish. Always aim to achieve. and then be happy when what you do achieve becomes a success."
High-school seniors watch the clock, anticipating the end of their K-12 careers. It's called "senioritis," and it hasn't just become the norm for students--educators are also picking up on the trend, said David and Jack Cahn in the... 05/20/2014 - 12:43pm ago
The end is in sight! As the school year comes to a close, students start to lose interest, and teachers are wracking their brains to find interesting activities and resources.
As more parents enroll children in these independent schools, the issue of oversight becomes a concern. USA Today posed this question to readers via Twitter and Facebook, and received a number of responses.
BYOD programs, initially controversial, are now are reaping the rewards. The Forsuth County (GA) district--an early BYOD adopter--now has what is considered one of the nation's most successful "bring your own device" programs.
Once considered an extracurricular activity for geeks, coding increasingly is being seen as both an essential life skill and a potential pathway to becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg.
American students were ranked lower in subjects such as science and reading literacy and even lower in mathematics, while students in other parts of the globe ranked much higher.

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