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Election Day & Federal Education Policy
posted by: Alix | November 02, 2010, 10:33 am   

K-12 education policy is usually not a deciding issue in national elections. Today's vote will be no different. The American people are frustrated with the down economy and are continually debating the size and scope of the government. Whatever your political leanings, today's elections are sure to have an impact on some upcoming federal education decisions regarding policy and spending. Continue Reading...
Are Longer School Days Coming?
posted by: Alix | November 01, 2010, 10:09 am   

During Education Nation on NBC last month, President Obama recommended lengthening the school day and year as a potential solution to our children falling behind. The suggestion inspired praise from some reformers and critique from others, citing more expenses and stringent union contracts. Are longer days and shorter summers the wave of the future for students and teachers?

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Final Push to Mid-term Elections
posted by: Alix | October 29, 2010, 09:37 am   

With only a few days until the mid-term elections, accusations of voter fraud and bribery have been all over the news. While these sensationalized stories are hot news-grabbing headlines, the real facts about campaign contributions are often overlooked. Continue Reading...
Stranger than Fiction: Nevada Teachers Union Giving Members a Gift Card to Vote for Harry Reid?
posted by: Alix | October 28, 2010, 09:22 am   

It should come as no surprise that teachers unions are putting up big bucks to support partisan politics this election cycle. Along with countless millions, the unions are pushing their "get out the vote" campaigns in some interesting ways during early voting this week. In Nevada, representatives from the teachers union are allegedly handing out Starbucks gift cards in exchange for a vote for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Continue Reading...
It’s Halloween!
posted by: Jill | October 27, 2010, 09:51 am   

Lurking in teachers' file cabinets for an entire year, the Halloween lesson plan only emerges for one or two classes each October–and yet, these lessons are often some of the most beloved lessons of the school year.
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