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Why Rigorous Literacy Instruction is Essential for Lifelong Learning
posted by: Melissa | June 15, 2017, 12:12 pm   

By Eileen Murphy Buckley

This post was originally published on Getting Smart on June 4, 2017.

For my entire career as a teacher, I tried to instill a love of lifelong learning in my students. I wanted them to enjoy all the benefits and pleasures of an intellectual life long after they had left school. I considered it an essential goal of my work, not just an ideal. Today, the term “lifelong learning” has taken on an entirely new meaning to me–now it’s clear that it is an absolute imperative for economic success.

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Top 5 Must-See Things at National Charter School Conference 2017!
posted by: Melissa | June 13, 2017, 08:20 am   

Teachers, administrators, and others in the education world are gathering in Washington D.C. this week for the annual National Charter School Conference, which bills itself as the best learning and networking event for charter school educators, leaders, and advocates, so of course we’re there, too.

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Weekly News Round-Up for June 9th
posted by: Melissa | June 09, 2017, 01:23 pm   

Again this week, we’re bringing to our members the education news that got our attention. While there are a lot of stories about schools and teachers each week, these are the ones that we think you need to know about!

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Long vs. Short Literature: What’s Best for Teaching Language Arts?
posted by: Melissa | June 08, 2017, 01:42 pm   

There’s an interesting debate going on in the education community right now. Increasingly, reading and English teachers are disagreeing over whether they should focus on short-form literature like short stories, one-act plays, etc., or whether they should focus on teaching through long-form literature like novels.

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Top Teacher Discounts for Summer
posted by: Melissa | June 07, 2017, 07:38 am   

School’s out for summer, and what’s a teacher to do? Hopefully, this will be a season of relaxation and reinvigoration for educators across the nation. All those projects and all the travel can get a bit costly on a teacher’s budget though, so here are some discounts that will help you make the most of the summer months:

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