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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 [...]

Mismatched: Your Brain Under Stress is a Must-Watch Documentary for Educators

By |2021-05-07T15:54:04-04:00May 7th, 2021|Adult Learning, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education|

The Documentary Daniel Kirsch, Ph.D., is the President of the American Institute of Stress and is a resident of my hometown of Mineral Wells, Texas. I have met him on a handful of occasions and recently had the opportunity to watch a documentary he had a hand in creating, along with documentary filmmaker Justin Smith, [...]

Abusing Teachers is Normal: Normal is the Problem

By |2021-03-09T09:51:45-05:00March 9th, 2021|Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education, From the Front Lines, How to Fix Education, Mental Health, School Improvement, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Self Care|

“When we get back to normal” is the attitude helping people see through the difficulty that has been the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Mental health” and “work-life balance” are the in-vogue phrases that are used to tell teachers to take care of themselves.  Meanwhile, the calls for coverage, bus duty, hall duty, team meetings, well-planned [...]

Opinion: Deliver Us from the Biden Administration’s Focus on Testing During a Pandemic

By |2021-02-25T10:25:49-05:00February 25th, 2021|Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education, Instruction & Curriculum|

While working from home, I quite often have Spotify playing in the background when one of my favorite favorites came on -- Deliver Us from Prince of Egypt.   With the sting of the whip on my shoulder With the salt of my sweat on my brow Elohim, God on high, can you hear your people [...]

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 [...]