Chicago Teachers Vote to Strike

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) Teachers in the third-largest school district in the nation have voted in favor of a strike, but a number of steps must take place before a walkout could possibly take place next month. In all, close to 95% of the voting members of the Chicago Teachers Union supported the idea of a strike.  The support comes as no More...

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By admin On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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Investigation Finds Cover-Up in Rape of HS Basketball Player

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) An investigation of the December 2015 rape of a male high school basketball player in Ooltewah, Tennessee uncovered evidence that suggests the team’s coach and his wife More...

By admin On Monday, September 26th, 2016
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White House Conference Adresses Discipline, Sexual Assault

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) In an effort to bring a stronger focus to equality within the school system, the White House will be hosting a conference called Trauma-Informed Approaches in School: Supporting More...

By admin On Saturday, September 24th, 2016
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After Public, Teacher Input, New York to Revise Common Core Standards

(Photo: Eve Edelheit, Times) New York Education Department officials have made draft changes to improve Common Core academic standards with the pledge of better lessons that will also remain rigorous. The streamlining More...

By admin On Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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New Jersey Lawmakers Reconsider Testing’s Role on Evaluations

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The New Jersey Assembly Education Committee approved a bill this week that would remove student standardized test results from having any bearing on how teachers and administrators More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Christie Pushes to Re-write New Jersey Education Funding Formula

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration is arguing in court that the state needs the ability to overrule teacher contracts, rather than receiving additional More...

By admin On Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Obama Administration Touts Early Childhood Ed Expansion

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) Today, hundreds of thousands more US children have access to high-quality early learning programs than when the Obama administration began. It was 2013 when President Obama More...

By admin On Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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Service Through Selflessness, Sacrifice Leads to a Better World

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) By Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D. – Misericordia University Like most organizations, institutions of higher education have mission statements and a set of core values that guide More...

By admin On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Obama Administration Asks Schools to Re-Think Role of SROs

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) The Obama administration is calling on schools to rethink the disciplinary techniques they employ when responding to misbehavior following a systemic increase in disciplinary More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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Reading Classic Literature for Fun and (Personal) Profit

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) By Sally Allen Every day around the world, thousands of people who boast little to no scholarly training in art history walk into museums. Despite this potential absence of knowledge More...