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I’ll never forget the joy, pride and stress I felt after I was appointed Superintendent of Schools in Asbury Park, N.J. last year. After taking in the congratulatory...Read more
In 2001, California began a pilot version of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). I was Director of Special Education at Napa Valley Unified School District at...Read more
How often have you heard students complain in math class, “When am I ever going to use this?” The honest answer, in most cases beyond arithmetic, is “probably never.” I...Read more
Written language, in one form or another, has been around for thousands of years, alphabetic scripts for more than 3,000. Even so, the notion that written language was to...Read more
One of the best strategies to increase student achievement is to “develop a ’laser-like‘ focus on improving teaching,” says Dr. Kevin Feldman.
This is the hardest time of the year for many of us in the classroom. The never-ending days of winter, the testing season, and the overall feeling that all of us are in a...Read more
I always look forward to emails from Marilyn Burns, because she often writes things like this:
“I'm back from school. My, I love being in the classroom with...Read more
Last fall, we welcomed 32 students from across the country and around the world to the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.
Central to any vision for integrating technology into schools should be a commitment to candid discussion and communication about that vision with parents.
In the...Read more
In the Virginia Beach Public Schools, our Title 1 organization has established that equity and adequacy are the pillars by which we...Read more
This post is adapted from one that was originally published on Eric's blog, A Principal's Reflections.
As of late I have been doing a great deal of work...Read more
Although many educators like putting students into learning style buckets – Lisa is a visual learner; Vinod is kinesthetic; Pat is auditory – no research supports that we...Read more
Individual math practice or process standards don’t have to be used in isolation in math class.
They can easily span across the curriculum. We can see this in action...Read more
The middle school journey is complex and often tumultuous. Social challenges, physical changes, and academic expectations are often at odds as students traverse the...Read more
In today’s 21st century classrooms, technology is no longer an add-on, but an essential component of student learning. In order for students to truly be college- and...Read more