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Gary Beckner op-ed on 2010 Member Survey
posted by: Alix | November 22, 2010, 09:27 am   

AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed on the 2010 member survey as featured on Townhall Magazine's website: Continue Reading...
 
Stranger Than Fiction: Cheaters and Incompletes?
posted by: Alix | November 19, 2010, 11:17 am   

What would school be like without "F"s or consequences for cheating? Students at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, VA are finding out, as their school has determined there is no need for the failing grades in their grading system. Continue Reading...
 
Does Teacher Education Need Reform?
posted by: Alix | November 18, 2010, 11:20 am   

Recently experts have focused their attention on not only the need to reform the classroom, but the need for reform in educating our future teachers. Many colleges of education have done little to keep up with emerging technologies and teaching techniques. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan once said, "Our university-based teacher preparation programs need revolutionary change, not evolutionary tinkering." To that end, an emphasis on intense in-classroom training has been the focus of change for a new pilot program being introduced in eight states. Continue Reading...
 
Report from the Field: Differentiated Instruction Training in Arkansas
posted by: Jill | November 17, 2010, 11:20 am   

Bentonville, Arkansas. Whole Hog Café. Differentiated Instruction. Three of my favorites. And three entities worth checking out. Of course, since this is a blog about professional development, I will refrain (mostly) from talking about the two former items and focus on the latter. Continue Reading...
 
Christie’s the Boss
posted by: Alix | November 16, 2010, 11:33 am   

This week New Jersey is again making national headlines over Governor Christie's run-ins with the education establishment in the state. On Monday, Christie publically criticized a raise in salary approved for a local superintendent. Christie called Parsippany-Troy Hills Superintendent LeRoy Seitz "the new poster boy for all that is wrong with the public school system that's being dictated by greed." Continue Reading...
 
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