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Teacher preparation programs in the nation and Maryland are part of "an industry of mediocrity" that is failing to give young teachers the skills to succeed in the classroom, according to a long-awaited report by a national research advocacy group. The...
The passage for the seventh-grade lesson was blatantly offensive — an excerpt from a 1938 anti-Semitic children's book. But that was the point: to provide students in the Santa Ana school district with a perfect illustration of insidious...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's growing school voucher program is resulting in a modest gain for the state's public schools. The Indiana Department of Education announced Wednesday that $5 million is owed the state's schools because of savings...
The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
Teachers overwhelmingly support new "Common Core" academic standards in language arts and math, according to a new poll by the American Federation of Teachers. But they also are overwhelmingly worried that new tests tied to those new standards will be...
Tags: Politics, Education, Elections, Teachers, Teaching and Learning
Re "Cheating is cheating," Editorial, April 3 You accuse us of weakening our condemnation of test score tampering in Atlanta because we also condemned the climate created by policymakers' fixation on standardized tests. Cheating is cheating. It should...
Tags: School Examinations
If a student cheats on an important test, such as a midterm, he is punished, and rightly so. His teacher doesn't merely brush aside the offense and blame it on all the stressful and unnecessary high-stakes tests that today's unfortunate students are...
SACRAMENTO -- In the course of reporting a story about Michelle Rhee, the controversial former District of Columbia chancellor seeking to take her brand of education reform to statehouses across the country, the Los Angeles Times asked her spokeswoman a...
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The Hartford CourantGov. Dannel P. Malloy's nomination of a charter school executive to the state Board of Education has met with a brushfire of opposition from a teachers union. Earlier this month, Malloy nominated Andrea Comer, 47, chief operating officer for the...
DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University's governors have ratified an eight-year faculty contract, one week ahead of the effective date of Michigan's new right-to-work law. The law bans mandatory payments from employees to the unions that represent...
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin saw his proposed overhaul of public schools clear its first legislative hurdle Tuesday when the Senate Education Committee endorsed the bill with modest changes to language addressing teacher hiring and the school calendar. Advanced...
DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University professors in Detroit and teachers in a suburban school district separately agreed to eight-year contracts, weeks before Michigan's new right-to-work law takes effect. The law bans mandatory payments from...
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