Save PD Time, Put Up a Parking Lot

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Why might teachers be pessimistic about setting aside valuable time for professional development? One major reason is that teachers often have little to no role...

The Turnaround Trap

Post submitted by Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Even when everyone agrees change is essential, it is...

Continuity of Learning and H1N1: What Questions Do You Have?

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If you missed ASCD's web seminar H1N1 and Continuity of Learning: Meeting Students' Learning Needs When they Return to School, set aside some time to listen...

Reading, Writing, and Rx

From the April 27, 2009, New Yorker article "Brain Gain," by Margaret Talbot: Farah questions the idea that neuroenhancers will expand inequality. Citing the...

Beyond the Test Bubble: Accountability, Expectations, and Planning

How can we hold schools accountable while ensuring that students receive a rich education, graduate from high school, and are prepared for the challenges...

Odetta and the Music Connection

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Today we mourn the passing of folk singer Odetta, remembered in the New York Times as a musician "whose deep voice wove together the...

Death of the Novel in the Classroom?

Most can remember the slew of novels that were required reading during high school—Wuthering Heights, A Brave New World and All Quiet on the...

Public or Private?

While many people are focusing on who President-elect Barack Obama will pick for his cabinet and how he will deal with the world's issues...

Are Mock Elections Worthwhile?

"When the younger generation is politically informed, they have more influence in the government," said Charles Perla, student at McLean High School in Fairfax,...

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Equity by Design: Student-Centered Planning in Mathematics

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