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The author of "Great Expectations: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle" writes in the Huffington Post that "high-quality preparation" and "robust support" are critical. Great teachers are "not available off the shelf."
In an opinion piece on "SmartBlog on Education," Ernest Morrell, Professor of English Education and Director of TC's Institute of Urban Minority Education, writes that the "game changing" issue for the future of education is "educational policies that negatively impact the morale of the [teaching] profession."
Alumna Carol Burris, with Harry Leonardatos, write in the Washington Post that well-financed school reform organizations have spawned a profitable, private-sector marketplace
One-year changes in test scores are not a "referendum" on education policies or initiatives, Pallas writes.
Web tools could deliver personalized instruction that builds on each student's strengths and addresses individual weaknesses," the EdLab director writes in Education Week, but skeptics need convincing.
"Community colleges have contributed to this problem," Bailey writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education on July 2, "but they are also essential to the solution."
The science educator interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson and the rap artist GZA about what kids need to get hooked on science.
James Borland writes that gifted programs should make education right for three million or so bright students, instead of "cultivating the rare talents that might blossom into eminence."
We know little about what works for the most under-prepared remedial students,writeThomas Bailey, Katherine Hughes and Shanna Smith Jaggars, thusfreedom to experiment along with built-in accountability measures is the best approach to improving outcomes.
Pallas's blog, the Sociological Eye on Education, profiles a very successful teacher who was rated by a value-added model "the worst eighth-grade math teacher in New York City."
Trusting in Wild Things: Lucy Calkins recalls that the late children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was "unafraid to put real books in kids' hands"
Trusting in Wild Thing: Lucy Calkins recalls that the late children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was "unafraid to put real books in kids' hands"