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Teacher-Run Schools Gaining Popularity
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 04, 2011, 02:19 pm   

A public charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota has been gaining national attention for its innovative vision and spin on learning. The Avalon School is a teacher-run school with no administrators, secretaries or even librarians. This school and others like it have been gaining steam as a means to challenge the classic public school environment, and according to a new study, are producing results.
 
Portrait of a New Teacher (but others are invited to read too)
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 22, 2010, 12:32 pm   

Q: What do these words have in common?
 
The Cartel Examines New Jersey Schools
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 21, 2010, 01:29 pm   

Throughout the summer and fall, the whole country has been talking about education and education reform. Everyone from Oprah to AAE's own Gary Beckner have been talking about movies like Waiting for "Superman" as groundbreaking films that challenge our perceptions of education in America. One film about the state of education in New Jersey has been receiving critical acclaim, yet has not received the kind of national media attention of "Superman". The Cartel, out on DVD this week, is a chilling portrayal of education in the Garden State.
 
Know Your Role
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 15, 2010, 06:30 pm   

Four reasons teachers should be cautious of becoming too involved in students' lives.
 
New Poll: Americans Want to Fire Bad Teachers, Pay Them More
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 14, 2010, 12:06 pm   


According to a new poll released today by the Associated Press and Stanford University, an overwhelming majority believe that it is necessary to fire bad teachers, but in contrast believe that teachers are paid too little.

 
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