Who's in special ed?

Are some ethnic groups over-represented in special education? The data suggest they are. The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational…


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As a beginning teacher, I need you to know. . .

A good friend of mine works with the beginning teachers in her building as the mentor coordinator.  As a part of a recent meeting, she asked each…


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A fracas over fractions

A recent story in USA Today, “Fractions Should Be Scrapped,” recalls an event several years ago when award-winning math professor Dennis DeTurck…


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The sins of the fathers?

In an essay for Teacher Magazine, my TLN colleague Laura Reasoner Jones recently and bravely wrote about a Hispanic student in her class and made the…


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Looking for a digital partner?

Help Wanted:  I'm starting up a digital project using Voicethread that seeks to engage kids from around the world in conversations about their…


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Fresh debate about teacher evaluation

Tom Toch and Robert Rothman show admirable caution concerning the use of standardized test scores to judge teacher performance in their new report on…


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Waiting to be torched. . .

Have you ever tried to have a conversation about grading and homework in a middle school? If so, you're probably all too familiar with the sparks…


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