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Reform Matters: December 02, 2016
posted by: Alana | December 03, 2016, 12:52 am   

 

Election 2016: Betsy DeVos Chosen as U.S. Secretary of Education


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DeVos Named Secretary of Education
posted by: Alana | November 28, 2016, 01:38 pm   

 

Last week, President Elect Donald Trump had a big announcement to deliver about his education agenda. Four days after meeting with the President Elect, Betsy DeVos, 58, has been named the intended appointee to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Who is Betsy DeVos you might ask? A high-profile advocate for school choice, Ms. DeVos is chair of the American Federation for Children, a Washington, D.C.-based organization devoted to expanding school of choice options across the country. She also sits on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

 

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Advice for Overworked Teachers: How to Get Relief During the School Year
posted by: Alana | November 21, 2016, 04:39 pm   

 

Teachers are asked to do a lot, often with very little. You aren’t simply an educator. At any given time during a day in the classroom, you’ll be asked to play the role of parent, mentor, friend, disciplinarian, and more...and that’s all while working to ensure your overcrowded classroom of students meets their ever-changing testing requirements.

 

This clash of responsibilities and the fact that teachers must work long hours, adds up to a lot of stress. So, what can you do to get a little relief during the school year? Here are a few suggestions:

 

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What People Are Saying About Civics Education
posted by: Alana | November 18, 2016, 11:23 am   

 

Last week, the United States finished one of the most contentious and bitter elections in recent memory.  While there are a lot of things that could be said about the election, one thing that became clear to people on all sides is that the US has neglected teaching civics in its schools.  According to The Atlantic:

 

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Reform Matters: November 15, 2016
posted by: Alana | November 16, 2016, 07:49 pm   
Calling All Great Teachers!

Great teachers deserve recognition. TNTP's Fishman Prize honors 100 inspiring public school teachers each year for their ability to create challenging and engaging classrooms for all of their students. Four winners receive $25,000 and six finalists receive $1,000.

Apply or nominate a colleague today!

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