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Book Review: Reading Reconsidered
posted by: Melissa | April 11, 2016, 04:43 pm


Doug Lemov, founder of Uncommon Schools, made national headlines with his book, Teach Like a Champion.  While many books on how to handle classrooms exist, Lemov did something that few had done before:  he watched the best teachers in the country and looked for the common characteristics they all shared.  By doing the research, his book was based neither on theoretical beliefs nor personal anecdotal evidence. Instead, the book was solidly based on research that gives practical advice on how to improve practice.


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Could the New ESEA Deal Be Coming to a Close Already?
posted by: Alana | November 16, 2015, 01:34 pm


News broke last week that House and Senate lawmakers have struck a deal over the long awaited reauthorization of No Child Left Behind.


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2105 NAEP Results & Video Summary
posted by: Alana | November 02, 2015, 01:14 pm


Everyone is talking about the release of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exam results. Unfortunately, the results tell a very serious story about the state of education in today’s schools.


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It’s an interesting time for people who work in educator professional development.  The very way that we pursue teacher development is changing.  Part of this stems from the internet, which has made it possible for teachers to seek out their own opportunities beyond the four walls of the school building.  Part of this comes from the mounting evidence that the traditional “sit and get” method of professional development doesn’t result in any actual change.


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Secretary Duncan to Step Down: What Teachers Need to Know
posted by: Alana | October 06, 2015, 04:57 pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan made a huge announcement last week when he announced he’s stepping down after 7 years in office. What does this mean for teachers? We’ve compiled some FAQs about the news below.


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The reauthorization of No Child Left Behind is making big waves among policymakers, journalists, and educators who are eager to see improvements to a policy that for years has left many educators in a teaching gridlock.

To help navigate the torrential downpour of articles coming at teachers at every turn, we’ve done the hard work for you by summarizing the key takeaway points:

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Teaching Fractions as Part of the Common Core
posted by: Melissa | November 17, 2014, 02:41 pm
As we all know, the Common Core State Standards reflect a major shift in how we ask students to think about and work with numbers. As reported by Education Week, strategies for how we teacher fractions are changing considerably. While students still need to understand that fractions are a part of a whole, the standards call for us to also teach students that fractions have their own distinct place on the number line and have values as numbers.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: July 24. 2014
posted by: Alix | July 24, 2014, 04:48 pm
Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.   Continue Reading...

Recent reports have highlighted failing efforts to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) around the country.  According to many surveys, teachers are not receiving adequate professional development, materials are poorly prepared, and educators aren’t allowed the time to make the switch.  Despite the trend and growing opposition, one county in Nevada is making headlines for implementing the standards with great success.


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The Common Core tests aren’t in their final form yet, but next week students across the country will still sit down in front of computers to take them.  This is happening as part of the nationwide field testing between PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

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As Common Core implementation hits full stride, educational publishers across the country are releasing textbooks and other materials that claim to be Common Core aligned.  School districts and teachers have begun adopting these materials in the belief that something that claims to be Common Core aligned actually is.  For teachers, who have limited planning time, pre-made materials that can be easily incorporated into lessons may seem like a godsend.

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​New Changes for SAT Scoring, Questions, and More
posted by: Ruthie | March 06, 2014, 11:59 am

Yesterday, the College Board announced several new changes to the SAT. These changes include returning to a 1,600 scale, removing the penalty for wrong answers, making the essay optional, exchanging pretentious vocabulary words and math problems for more practical and useful questions, and aligning the test with the Common Core Standards.

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AAE’s 2014 National Membership Survey
posted by: Alix | February 03, 2014, 06:22 pm
Today, AAE released its 2014 Membership Survey about high-profile education and labor policies. Survey results show progressive stances toward education and labor reform, particularly with regard to education spending, school choice, technology, safety in schools, Common Core State Standards, and collective bargaining.   Continue Reading...
Resources for Close Reading
posted by: Melissa | January 10, 2014, 11:51 am

While the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts never mention close reading by name as a strategy to use, it is clear by reading the standards and the accompanying documents that this method remains one of the best at reaching the goals CCSS sets forth.  For this reason, states and organizations dedicated to the implementation of CCSS are trumpeting this strategy as “the one” to use in English-Language Arts.  Unfortunately, many teachers remain confused on how to implement close reading in their classroom.

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The Manhattan Institute Discusses Civics Education and CCSS
posted by: Melissa | November 27, 2013, 09:37 am

To anyone interested in the teaching of social studies and civics, it is no surprise that the public has mixed opinions when it comes to this highly important subject.  On one hand, people seem to be growing more and more distressed at the lack of civics and history knowledge among the population. It seems that almost every week there’s some sort of news article or study pointing out how much Americans don’t know, soon followed by a cry for more civics education in schools.

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Interpreting the Common Core state standards can be difficult, especially when it seems like you’re getting different information from all sides.  That’s why it’s so important to make sure that the resources you’re using to help you implement and interpret the state standards are high quality. Happily, we can say that the teaching channel is a great site to turn to for help learning how to implement the core.

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Calling all social studies teachers out there – I know you’re struggling to incorporate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into your curriculum.  Don’t you wish that there was a program out there that did just that and promoted student collaboration all while increasing both content area and reading skills and had scientific data to back its methods up?


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Your Summer Curriculum Revamp
posted by: Melissa | June 05, 2013, 02:31 pm
Summer is quickly approaching and for some teachers it's already here. While many will be spending some well-deserved time at the beach, summer also provides us with a chance to reflect on the year past and prepare for the year to come.   Continue Reading...
CCSS: Measuring Text Complexity
posted by: Melissa | May 29, 2013, 11:47 am
One of the key changes in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is the change in how teachers choose what to read with their students.  In the past, teachers have used such tools as Fountas & Pinnell text level gradient, Lexile scores, Accelerated Reader scores, the contents of language arts text books, district-wide reading lists, or even falling back on a sense of what books have been historically read at certain grade levels.   Continue Reading...
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