English teachers: To indent or not to indent?

​This is gonna be quick. Is it just me, or is it starting to seem silly to teach paragraph indentation when no one uses it anymore? Think about the…


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My hopes and fears for my daughter’s public education

I hope that my daughter Sadie, who is now 13 months old, will have a wonderful schooling experience that will help her realize her potential. I fear…


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Twisted logic on teacher quality

Over 50 civic, parent, teacher, and community organizations, particularly those concerned about children with disabilities, have joined to protest a…


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Error in the quest for teacher quality

Jose, You make some really great points about what needs to happen to transform policy making to create a shared accountability system. I think some…


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Educon notes: Citation and attribution in today's world

As a guy who creates a heaping cheeseload of content---both the copyright kind and the Creative Commons Share-and-Share(ski)-Alike kind---the session…


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Data dance

​This year, I've gotten more hands-on experience with standardized assessment. At my school, we give students practice state ELA Benchmark tests in…


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Educon notes: Innovation in education

Last night's Educon panel discussion was on the nature of innovation.  It was pretty remarkable, to tell you the truth---with the exception of the…


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Educon notes: What DO parents want?

So I gotta tell you that I hate keynote presentations.  I almost never go to them.  I just can't stand any more 'sit-and-git' in my life. But this…


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Teaching and learning with Livescribe pens

Back in September, I stumbled across this New York Times article detailing the ways that students in Brian Licata's Staten Island middle school were…


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The top 10 teaching policy issues NCTQ somehow forgot

Every year the National Council for Teaching Quality produces a report on national teaching policies. Join a teacher leader expert who delineates ten…


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