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Yakima teacher and student privacy practices under scrutiny following teacher Facebook post
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 07, 2017, 11:16 am   

A Yakima, WA, teacher frustrated with his district’s policy on student privacy posted a comment to his personal Facebook account that has potentially landed him in hot water with his school district. His concern relates to the issue of the district requiring him to deceive parents, an act apparently advised in order to comply with privacy statutes, such as the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act regarding student "confidential health and education information."

A Ten Year Long Dream Becomes a Reality - Vision Charter School Ribbon Cutting
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 06, 2017, 10:17 am   

Vision Charter School is a K-12th Grade College Prep Science and Art School focusing on creating well-educated citizen leaders. The school opened in 2007 on less than three acres in five portables and housed 230 kindergarten through seventh grade students. Now, ten years later, the 53,000 square foot permanent school building is located on twenty two acres on Ward Road between Linden Road and Highway 20-26 and is home to approximately 700 kindergarten through twelfth grade students. The school boasts numerous NWPE members and awarding-winning teachers and students.

Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions
posted by: Melissa | September 05, 2017, 01:25 pm   

Written by Nichole Dobo and originally published on The Hechinger Report on August 24th, 2017

In an isolated area deep in the Appalachian Mountains, finding enough teachers can be a challenge, to say the least.

And once teachers arrive, schools have to contend with another problem. Educators must meet annual requirements that dictate how much time they spend improving their craft – even though teachers’ colleges aren’t often nestled in such remote locations.

Weekly News Round-Up for September 1st
posted by: Melissa | September 01, 2017, 12:28 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. At the top of the headlines this week is the fallout from Hurricane Harvey.

Four Great Books for Teaching Grammar
posted by: Melissa | August 31, 2017, 02:09 pm   

For many writing teachers, grammar is the bane of their existence. Questions abound about how best to teach it. Should time be spent diagramming sentences? Should you teach rules at all? If you don’t teach rules, how do you explain to your students why a sentence doesn’t mean what they think it does?

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