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Nov 28, 2015
Is Bigger Always Better? The Case For Starting Small With New Learning Ideas
"Will it scale?" is often the first thing we ask about an educational innovation. Two innovators argue that it's the wrong question.

Nov 27, 2015
When A 4-Day School Week Might Cost More Than It Saves
An Arizona school district slimmed down its budget by dropping class on Fridays. But parents say they're having to stretch their wallets to find something for their kids to do on that fifth day.

Nov 26, 2015
In Bid To Welcome Refugees, Campaign Hopes To Make 'Every Campus A Refuge'
Diya Abdo, a professor at Guilford College, has launched Every Campus a Refuge, a project that aims to get every college and university campus to host one Syrian refugee family.

Nov 26, 2015
Amid Application Season, Seniors Consider A New Criterion: Race Relations
The surge of students protesting how colleges handle racial issues is making some incoming freshmen think more about race and safety on campus when choosing the university they want to attend.

Nov 25, 2015
How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

Nov 25, 2015
Protesting Racial Bias, Students Trade Placards For Pillows
Inspired by the events at Mizzou, students at Occidental College in Los Angeles recently got administrators to agree to a list of demands and are pledging to hold them accountable.

Nov 24, 2015
A Mother Hangs Her Hopes On A New High School
No school can succeed without the support of the families who send their children there.

Nov 24, 2015
Goodbye, No Child Left Behind
Congress appears ready to overhaul the nation's most important federal education law, No Child Left Behind. Civil rights groups, though, worry that some changes will hurt poor and minority children.

Nov 23, 2015
CNN's 'The Hunting Ground' Scrutinized For Portrayal Of Campus Sexual Assault
CNN's documentary The Hunting Ground makes the case that universities are letting rapists walk free and has come under withering attack for ignoring facts that contradict the film's claims.

Nov 23, 2015
The Lesson Plan For A New School: Teaching 'Joyous Service'
A new father embarks on another big journey: teaching at a startup charter high school in Brooklyn.

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Nov 30, 2015
Why are teachers leaving? Concerns over school safety and consistent enforcement of discipline.
In its attempt to learn why teachers are leaving Georgia schools, is the state Department of Education asking the wrong questions? Recently, the DOE asked Georgia teachers…

Nov 29, 2015
Recalling a mother’s wisdom: “You’re too smart to be that stupid.”
Here is an essay by former Pelham City, Ga., Superintendent Jim Arnold about his mother, his first and likely most influential teacher. It seemed the perfect column on…

Nov 24, 2015
Proposed school funding formula: Simplified, but not transparent, adequate or equitable
Joseph G. Martin Jr. is an expert on school funding and helped write the original Quality Basic Education formula. He was involved in educational policy at the…

Nov 23, 2015
GaDOE responds to Milestones concerns: Test is only one piece of information
A column last week by an Atlanta middle school teacher lamenting the ineffectiveness of the new Georgia Milestones test in helping her improve instruction prompted a…

Nov 22, 2015
Ed Reform Commission’s Challenge: Fairer funding. Did it succeed?
The Governor’s Education Reform Commission has finished the monumental task of considering how to improve almost every aspect of K-12 education in Georgia and produced a set…

Nov 20, 2015
Criticisms by Georgia Southern student of #BlackLivesMatter go viral. Was backlash deserved?
A Georgia Southern University student is learning free speech does not mean you are free from the consequences of what you say, especially on social media…

Nov 19, 2015
Teachers to Deal’s Ed Reform Commission today: Weary and wary of experiments, promises
Teacher John Palmer, spokesman for TRAGIC, Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Choices, will present an abbreviated version of this statement to the Education Reform Commission…

Nov 19, 2015
Overhaul of Georgia’s school funding formula overdue and necessary to drive improvements
Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission meets this afternoon to finalize recommendations, including how to fund Georgia Schools. Patricia Levesque, the CEO of the Foundation for…

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