Teachers collaborate in school and online

Allison Wolfe  February 28th, 2014  Comments • 4

Collaboration: the action of working with someone to produce or create something. We know it’s key to success in any industry, but it plays a pivotal role in education. In...

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Teachers, we’ve heard you – more than 20,000 of you in fact

Anne Sparkman  February 25th, 2014 

Teachers leave an indelible imprint on their students’ lives, and, as the ones in the classroom on a daily basis, they’re on the frontlines of education-feeling shifts as...

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E-Learning eliminates snow days

Alexandra Wladich  February 12th, 2014 

With winter storms popping up all over the country (and let’s not forget about the polar vortex!) many schools have closed their doors during inclement weather this winter...

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Statistical skills are vital to career readiness

Allison Wolfe  February 7th, 2014  Comments • 1

In an EdWeek post titled “Statistics: The New ‘It’ Common-Core Subject,” Anna E. Bargagliotti highlights the necessity of fostering data literacy.

A “R.E.A.L” need for mentors

Alexandra Wladich  January 24th, 2014 

Did you know that young people who participate in mentoring programs are more likely to pursue higher education than those who did not participate? It’s proven!

Not that we don’t love Mary Poppins

Suzanne McCabe  January 15th, 2014 

"I'm not a Mary Poppins kind of person," says Carmen Fariña in a profile in today's New York Times.

The Common Core essentials: 5 things to read if you're starting from scratch

Suzanne McCabe  December 20th, 2013  Comments • 2

Have you heard praise or criticism about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and wondered what people were talking about?

Five big education stories in 2013

Tyler Reed  December 18th, 2013 

From testing to teachers unions, from standards to sequestration, it’s been a newsworthy year in education. Here are five big stories we’ve been tracking all year long....

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A school with no bells

Alexandra Wladich  December 17th, 2013 

The phrase “college and career ready” is taking on a new meaning at Rancho Mirage High School, in the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Family Involvement Week: Highlight on Gainesville, GA

Windy Lopez  November 25th, 2013 

In celebration of national Family Involvement Week and as part of Scholastic’s ongoing commitment to comprehensive and effective family engagement, we’ll be highlighting a...

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To centralize or not to centralize? That is the question.

Duncan Young  November 15th, 2013 

One of the interesting trends occurring in education right now is the decentralization of decision-making.

Common Core under the microscope

Suzanne McCabe  November 5th, 2013 

On November 4, the Education Writers Association hosted "Common Core at the Crossroads: What Comes Next?" Reporters and educators at the D.C. conference discussed issues...

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A profile of P-TECH: Rethinking career readiness

Tyler Reed  October 25th, 2013 

You might have heard about President Obama's planned visit today to the unique P-TECH high school in Brooklyn.

Toward a “Common Definition of English Learner”

Allison Wolfe  September 23rd, 2013 

Currently, states and local school districts determine their approach to identifying and classifying students as English learners (ELs). But with 45 states signing onto...

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Attendance Awareness Month: A focus on outcomes in Gainesville, Ga.

Windy Lopez  September 16th, 2013 

How can students benefit from effective classroom teaching if they are chronically late and often not in the classroom at all?  Research continues to demonstrate the...

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What's the difference between Otolaryngology and Education?

Duncan Young  July 21st, 2013 

Otolaryngology is easily my favorite medical discipline. Or at least my favorite one to say. You non-medical geeks out there might know otolaryngology by its more common...

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Map: State by state membership in assessment consortia compiled by Ed Week

Tyler Reed  June 28th, 2013 

Here's a handy-dandy map for all you Common Core watchers. Compiled and continually updated by Ed Week's editorial staff, it shows which states are members of which...

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Getting ready to make the most of ISTE 2013

Tyler Reed  June 19th, 2013 

I'll be attending my third ISTE next week and, like every year, I know there won't be enough time in the day to take advantage of everything the massive ed tech convention...

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Has the ship sailed on the goal of having Common assessments?

Tyler Reed  June 13th, 2013 

One of the promises of the Common Core State Standards is a uniform way to compare student achievement across the country -- and along with it, a uniform way to measure...

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CCSS implementation outlook from CGCS

Duncan Young  May 31st, 2013 

The Council of Great City Schools has released an excellent report entitled "Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Urban Public Schools."  This survey of 36...

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