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Is it time to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance? I asked myself this question after visiting a high school class I was observing. When the “Please stand for the Pledge”
A recent article in “The 74” caught my attention this week. It discussed how Tennessee and Michigan are currently debating removing the statute regarding retaining third graders who can’t read at grade level to be retained.
Welcome to another edition of Education News This Week. This week I’ll share why LA Unified School District teachers (and a lot of us other teachers) are not happy about mandated discipline changes,
Our own Sharyn takes the reins on this post. She shares her frustration trying to cope with anxiety and about how difficult it seems to get mental health accommodations for teachers while students’ needs seem more quickly and easily addressed….
If you’re a Prime member, you know this is a reason to get excited. This is especially true if you are packing off a kid to college….
The top need-to-know education news stories are all covered in this newsy edition of our podcast. This mini-episode of Transparency and Teaching Podcast, the News Edition, will update you on what’s happening in the education world.
With the frenzy of the testing season nearing an end and the promise of summer vacation looming tantalizingly close, I thought it might be helpful to suggest how to find your zen and help lower your blood pressure…
If only we could just teach! How marvelous would that be? Picture your students all coming into class with their supplies ready to go, computers charged, pencils sharpened, and paper restocked in an intact working notebook. They’ve already used the restroom and blown their noses.
As a teacher, finding work at an excellent public school can be a challenging but rewarding experience…