Parent involvement and language barriers

Parents' lack of English language proficiency, aggravated by a view on the part of many school officials that ELL parents lack the ability to become…


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Tricks or trash?

There's some interesting thinking about digital learning taking place in the comment section over at Dy/Dan today, sparked by a Jeff Wasserman blog…


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A jazzy new feature at -- TCR?

The scholarly Teachers College Record website, known for its text-heavy abstracts and peer-reviewed research articles, is jazzing things up by…


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Barkin' dawgs and miserably poor policy. . .

You know, it's been a helluva' week for me and I'm fixin' to drop a bit of a rant here on the Radical. To put it simply, I'm tired of the combustible…


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Teacher voice at the commonwealth club

'I think it's a sad state of affairs when teachers have to close their doors in order to teach from their hearts,' Oakland teacher Anthony Cody told…


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Redesigning (not redecorating) teacher preparation

My recent rant on problems in teacher preparation has some of my friends concerned that I see no hope for the future of the profession. Not to……


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A Twitter pushback. . .

Dina---blogging over at The Line---caught up with my recent post on Twitter and left me a comment that's challenging my thinking a bit.  She asked:…


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Twitter-ific success...

So I've been playing with Twitter all weekend long and today I had my first Twitter-ific success. For those of you who haven't quite made the Twitter…


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Economist debate on social networking in schools

Hey Radical Readers:  This came through my inbox today....and is going to consume me for the next few days!  Figured you'd be interested too: Dear…


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I wish I had a brain

When I teach my composition students to write persuasively, I put great emphasis on being ethical and accurate. 'Don't misrepresent your opponent's…


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