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Are Longer School Days Coming?
posted by: Alix | November 01, 2010, 10:09 am   


During Education Nation on NBC last month, President Obama recommended lengthening the school day and year as a potential solution to our children falling behind. The suggestion inspired praise from some reformers and critique from others, citing more expenses and stringent union contracts. Are longer days and shorter summers the wave of the future for students and teachers?

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Final Push to Mid-term Elections
posted by: Alix | October 29, 2010, 09:37 am   

With only a few days until the mid-term elections, accusations of voter fraud and bribery have been all over the news. While these sensationalized stories are hot news-grabbing headlines, the real facts about campaign contributions are often overlooked. Continue Reading...
 
Stranger than Fiction: Nevada Teachers Union Giving Members a Gift Card to Vote for Harry Reid?
posted by: Alix | October 28, 2010, 09:22 am   

It should come as no surprise that teachers unions are putting up big bucks to support partisan politics this election cycle. Along with countless millions, the unions are pushing their "get out the vote" campaigns in some interesting ways during early voting this week. In Nevada, representatives from the teachers union are allegedly handing out Starbucks gift cards in exchange for a vote for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Continue Reading...
 
It’s Halloween!
posted by: Jill | October 27, 2010, 09:51 am   

Lurking in teachers' file cabinets for an entire year, the Halloween lesson plan only emerges for one or two classes each October–and yet, these lessons are often some of the most beloved lessons of the school year.
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Online Learning Changing the Game for Teachers and Students
posted by: Alix | October 26, 2010, 11:29 am   

The internet has revolutionized everything in our lives, from paying bills to shopping. Education is now well on its way to being revolutionized by the internet with online learning programs being adopted in school systems across the country. This technology is enabling teachers and students alike to tailor their day based on these new and innovative tools. Continue Reading...
 
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