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Educators in Aldine district have been working for more than a decade to refine their "managed instruction" system.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is urging an instructional approach that focuses on reasoning and sense-making skills.
School districts left out of the loop for direct funding are lining up for some of at least $24 billion in construction bonds backed by the program.
In comments on the proposed federal guidelines for stimulus funds, some researchers say there’s no evidence for the policies touted.
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Despite progress, the gaps continue to remain as large as 20 percentage points or more in some states, the study indicates.
The dispute over a noted network of schools in Colorado focuses attention on the crucial role of charter school authorizers.
But federally funded care is seen as reaching only a fraction of those eligible.
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Even so, the test's sponsors see the venture as evidence that states are willing to pull together to establish common assessments.
Appeals involving K-12 schools are before the U.S. Supreme Court as it prepares to resume with Justice Sandra Sotomayor now on the bench.
At a hearing, the education committee homed in on how prescriptive the federal government should be in trying to boost teacher effectiveness.
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Schools are encouraged to test old caulk for potentially cancer-causing chemical and remove any with high levels.
UNO, a Chicago-based charter network, strives to turn Latino students into informed citizens and leaders in American society.
In history, moving from factual knowledge to critical thinking may require that the traditional steps of learning be adjusted, Sam Wineburg and Jack Schneider write.
"The best way to fight the creeping depersonalization and pessimism that underlie burnout is to take active steps to address and resolve the problems that threaten to consume us," writes David Maxfield.
Veteran retired teacher Denise Gelberg shares her thoughts upon learning that three young men she taught as little boys were in jail, all convicted of serious crimes.
As states rush to lift their caps on charter school growth, Gary Miron and Leigh Dingerson ask whether proliferation is interfering with quality.
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