OPINION: Race to the Top laws are still on the books, but state commitments remain uneven

The Hechinger Report

In exchange for a significant investment of federal funding, states like Tennessee would volunteer to enact new policies to raise standards, increase accountability, build new data systems and lift caps on the number of public charter schools. It was 2009, and Tennessee Gov.

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

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6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.

Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated

eSchool News

Technology, collaboration, and new standards are changing the classroom at a rapid pace. Every teacher’s professional development must keep up. Others find ourselves supported by just one or two afternoons of professional development per year.

What’s New

techlearning

Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms.

Big Tech Needs to Treat Our Children Better

Edsurge

Technology is, in fact, already touching nearly every part of our public education system, from assessments to communication to professional learning. National academic standards ask that students demonstrate “cogent reasoning and use of evidence that is essential to both private deliberation and responsible citizenship in a democratic republic.”

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. The big idea of this list was a well-rounded look at learning and education, rather than strictly pedagogy, or strictly ed-reformy content. 16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read. We must learn to be creative.”