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The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission’s Voucher Scheme

By |2020-04-24T19:47:14-04:00April 24th, 2020|Coronavirus, School Improvement|

"The Commission recommends that states help families return to work with access to K–12 education by making existing education funding student-centered and portable." "Hell, yes!"  You can hear parents across the country yell upon reading the quote above, taken from The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission recommendation for k-12 education. For many American parents, this extended experiment [...]

Has Your School Closed Due to Coronavirus? If So, Here Are Some Resources

By |2020-03-16T11:32:06-04:00March 13th, 2020|Current Events in Education|

Across the country, schools are preparing for long-term closures. Use these resources below to help students stay on track and parents be sane! We will add to this list hourly. Just leave us a comment with the resource. Curriculum Associates:  Reading:Grade K | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 Mathematics:Grade K | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade [...]

Teaching in a Time of Coronavirus Anxiety

By |2020-03-10T20:51:46-04:00March 10th, 2020|Current Events in Education, From the Front Lines, High School, Social Studies|

Every day I cover at least one current event topic with my sophomore Global History and Geography classes.  Recently, only one issue dominates the coronavirus.  We began our discussions a month ago by looking at China and predicting the impact on the economy.  As the days progressed, we viewed pictures taken by NASA showing diminishing [...]

Opinion: Covid-19 Has Shown Us It is Time for a New Grading System

By |2021-02-21T20:01:34-05:00February 19th, 2021|Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education|

By: Rachael Rudi The Covid-19 pandemic has opened up the opportunity for change within the education system. From racial justice, to access to an internet connection, to whether or not homework is valid, we are witnessing a shift in how schools operate that will not fully return to “normal” once this pandemic ends. The buzzword [...]

Sign the Petition to Suspend/Waive Standardized Tests in 2021!

By |2021-02-15T18:29:59-05:00February 14th, 2021|Instruction & Curriculum|

I cannot believe I'm saying this, but teachers have begun proctoring standardized tests, and many more will do so in the coming months. This Presidents' Day, I am sending this petition to President Joe Biden and other government leaders of education. Please support by signing and sharing with others. American K-12 students should be granted a waiver [...]

Weaponizing Equity: White Saviorism and the School Reopening Debate

By |2021-02-16T11:12:49-05:00February 5th, 2021|COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education|

Guest Writer: Kenny Ludlow Kenny has worked in public schools for the past ten years in various capacities, and spent the past six years working as a classroom teacher. She has a passion for supporting and empowering other educators and currently works as a mentor for early career teachers in the Bay Area. She has [...]

Nobody Trusts Teachers…It Took a Pandemic For Us To Really Understand This

By |2021-02-19T11:21:31-05:00February 3rd, 2021|COVID-19, Current Events in Education, High School, History, How to Fix Education, Instruction & Curriculum|

Imagine a snowy Wednesday morning in February--a scheduled remote teaching day and a day following an actual, old-school type of snow day.   Picture many of those same teachers scrambling for child care because the district in which they live closed school, but the community they teach in tells them they either report to [...]

Maryland’s Governor Bullies Teachers, But This One Isn’t Lying Down

By |2021-01-29T11:38:45-05:00January 29th, 2021|Instruction & Curriculum|

Like many states around the country, Maryland has struggled with the decisions about how and when to reopen schools.  Last Thursday, January 21st, Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan made clear that schools in Maryland would reopen by March 1st.  Like a playground bully, Hogan threatened anyone seeking to resist his orders.  He implied a willingness to [...]

A Canary in the Coal Mine: The Truth We Need to Remember Post-Pandemic About Virtual Schooling

By |2021-01-03T21:42:43-05:00January 5th, 2021|Charter Schools, COVID-19, Current Events in Education, Instruction & Curriculum|

Education these days feels a bit like science fiction, doesn’t it? When I think of my students and my own daughter learning virtually, I wonder if anyone else is remembering Keanu Reeves’ character Neo in The Matrix? If you aren’t much into the science fiction genre, just picture a man plugged into a computer while [...]

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