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Speculation over Rhee’s Future
posted by: Alix | October 21, 2010, 11:00 am   

Since jumping on the education reform scene in 2007, Michelle Rhee has been described as everything from abrasive to a true hero. She had never been a school superintendent of any school system before, but by the end of the year, she was on the cover of Time magazine, solidifying her place in education reform history. After her boss' loss of the D.C. mayoral primary, Rhee resigned from her post and now rumors are swirling about where her next position will be. Continue Reading...
Paying Attention to Bullying
posted by: Jill | October 20, 2010, 09:21 am   

Question: What do People magazine and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have in common? Continue Reading...

Teachers Shouldn’t Be Threatened by Reform
posted by: Alix | October 19, 2010, 10:58 am   

Both sides of the education dialogue can agree about one thing when it comes to improving education – having an effective teacher is essential in student learning. This idea is neither liberal nor conservative, rather a simple truth that divides stake holders in its implementation, and shouldn't make American teachers defensive. Continue Reading...
Addressing the Bullying Epidemic in Schools
posted by: Alix | October 18, 2010, 01:05 pm   

In the wake of two recent suicides in connection to bullying, school systems across the country are reevaluating their policies relating to school discipline and harassment. Students can be overloaded with academic studies and family pressures; no adolescent needs incessant taunting and harassment by the school bully. Continue Reading...
Stranger than Fiction: Teacher Funding Husband Political Attack Ads via Union
posted by: Alix | October 15, 2010, 09:04 am   

An Ohio high school teacher recently wrote a letter to the editor regarding her strange connection to several political attack advertisements targeting her husband, a candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives. Jade Thompson belongs to the Ohio Education Association, an organization that is using Jade's own member dues—which she is forced to pay by law—to fund partisan politics. Continue Reading...
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