Activists and Parents Demand Smaller Class Sizes
A new lawsuit in NY could force authorities to finally implement one reform that we know actually works- reduced class sizes.
Let Me Explain What Happened
Michigan's Senator Kollenberg is shocked and surprised that there's a teacher shortage. How could such a thing happen??!! Political analyst Jack Lessenberry spells it out for him.
Teacher Strikes Shake Up Red States
Rachel Cohen takes a look at how the teacher strikes could means some political shifting in states. Thanks, Trump!
I Lied To My Students Today
With that title, you know it's going to be about the Big Standardized Test.
Why Textbooks Are a Symbol of Teacher Frustration
A look at one of the most potent symbols in the Oklahoma teacher strike
Minnesota Attempts To Thwart Standardized Testing Opt Outs
How far will some states go to stop the opt-out movement. As Sarah Lahm shows, way too far.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
In which Audrey Watters goes to ASU+GSV and hears a lot of ill-informed baloney repeated.
Nancy Bailey's growing list of things that schools and parents could actually do to improve reading in this country.
The Movie Most Likely To Succeed Is a Paid Infomercial for Project Based Learning
Well, that pretty much says it, but this post at Seattle Education gets into the details.
They've Got Trouble Up There in North Dakota
Speaking of Dintersmith and Competency Based Personalized Learning Education-- remember how reformsters picked Maine as a relatively low-powered state to turn into a reform laboratory. Looks like North Dakota is in line for similar treatment. This piece comes with some spectacularly researched diagrams for showing the links between the players in this new
Bias in the Education World
Nancy Flanagan looks at bias in the education world and the many forms it takes.
Recipes for Teachers: A Cookbook for the Exhausted Educator
Finally, this gem from Othmar's Trombone. Includes the ever-popular Fridge-Aged Salad.