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Five Ways to Make Facebook Work for Teachers
posted by: Steph | July 26, 2010, 12:38 pm   

Facebook poses an interesting conundrum for educators: to have or not to have a Facebook profile? First and foremost, educators must follow the regulations and guidelines of their specific school district. For some educators, Facebook will be strictly off limits, but for those whose districts permit teachers to use Facebook, here are a few easy tips to make the social networking site work for you: Continue Reading...

Trouble with Top-Down Federal Funding for Education
posted by: Colin | July 21, 2010, 09:47 am   

Joyce Irvine is a casualty of bureaucratic necessity.

A stellar principal by all accounts, Ms. Irvine was traded by her Burlington, Vermont school district for $3 million in federal stimulus funding. Despite a myriad of successes listed in a recent New York Times article, Ms. Irvine's couldn't significantly raise annual test scores during her six-year tenure as principal of Wheeler Elementary School. Under an Obama administration funding formula, Ms. Irvine has to lose her job if her school district is going to receive stimulus dollars. Continue Reading...

Find Your Library Between Starbucks and J. Crew
posted by: Steph | July 20, 2010, 09:04 am   

Some libraries across the nation are making changes that make a big difference, reports Bookmarks, a branch of the Dallas public library, is reintroducing the community to the public library in a unique setting–in an upscale Dallas shopping mall. Continue Reading...

Studies Confirm Three Common Sense Assumptions About Students
posted by: Steph | July 14, 2010, 11:39 am   

Studies released recently have confirmed three basic facts about students that millions of common sense parents and teachers already knew: Continue Reading...

NEA Challenges Charter Movement in New Business Items
posted by: Steph | July 12, 2010, 01:08 pm   

At their annual convention held earlier this month, the National Education Association heard a series of new business items (NBIs) that display their distaste for the charter movement:

NBI 91, which failed to pass after debate, sought to start a counter-campaign to a number of documentaries about education reform and charters that will be playing in theaters across the country this year Continue Reading...

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