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PBS’ Time for School: #WhyIGo2School Lesson Plan

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Do all children deserve the right to an education? What would the world look like if every child had a chance to go to school? Using the art of the personal essay and Instagram, explore what school means to your students. Continue reading

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Fight over high-stakes testing in schools continues

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Public debate over the merits of standardized testing is nothing new, but the number of students choosing to opt out of the tests grew over the past year. Continue reading

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New teachers face increasing instability

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Teachers make up one of the largest portions of the U.S. workforce, but the more than 200,000 men and women graduating from teaching programs this year face a shortage of jobs, stagnant salaries, increasing focus on standardized testing and growing aversion to tenure. Continue reading

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Young Grads Learn Tough Lessons at Struggling Schools

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New Orleans schools superintendent Paul Vallas has hired 128 top college graduates from the Teach for America service program to teach in one of the…read more

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D.C. School Reformer Rhee Remakes Public Image

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In less then two years D.C. Public School Chancellor, Michelle Rhee, has closed 23 under-enrolled schools, fired more than 15 percent of her central office…read more

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