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Book Review: In Defense of a Liberal Education

posted by Melissa | June 17, 2015, 12:52 PM


In the clamor surrounding STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and the importance of preparing students for a tech-centered world, some stakeholders may be tempted to push other subjects aside.  This would be a mistake, argues Fareed Zakaria in his new book In Defense of a Liberal Education.


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Quality Student Teaching Programs Increase Retention Rate

posted by Guest contributor | June 17, 2015, 09:39 AM

By Conner Dunleavy


A recent study by the American Institute for Research found that 82 percent of new teachers who were trained in vigorous, long-term student teaching programs - such as the program by Chicago-based nonprofit Urban Teacher Residency United - were still in the teaching profession after 5 years on the job.

These findings seem to demonstrate the correlation between longer-term mentorships for new teachers and their ability to effectively perform alone in the classroom.

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Union Attacks School Board Member for Sharing AAE

posted by Guest contributor | June 16, 2015, 10:29 AM

By Conner Dunleavy


The Collier County Educator’s Association in Florida has threatened to take legal action against School Board Member Kelly Lichter as an attempt to silence her efforts to make local educators aware of their professional options for association membership.


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