Taking the Anxiety Out of Student Placement in Special Education

If you are like me you get very invested in your students in special education. So invested that it is difficult to release them to the next special education teacher. I teach kindergarten through third grade mild/moderate special education in a resource room, so some of my kids loop up with me the next year [...]

[Season 1: Episode 3] Financial Aid 101- Accessing

Season 1: The Regular Drip: Episode 3- Financial Aid 101- Access Speaking with Mastery Charter School College Counselor, author, and speaker Dana Martin, Mike looks at considerations that families must make in their Junior and Senior years of high school. Part 1 of 2 episodes that focus on financial aid, this conversation explores the necessities of what [...]

By | 2018-05-27T23:01:54+00:00 May 27th, 2018|#36WeeksOfTech, Back to School, Featured|0 Comments

The Dangers of For-Profit Education

Betsy DeVos, the current education secretary, has made headlines again regarding investigations of fraudulent for-profit colleges. On May 13 2018, The New York Times reported that investigations on several for-profit colleges had "ground to a halt". Many of the team members appointed by DeVos were former employees at those entities being investigated, most notably, Julian [...]

Mandy Manning Is The National Teacher of the Year We Need – And Deserve

Most Americans only know Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, by their own knee-jerk reaction to the State Teachers of the Year Award Ceremony at the White House and, of course, the political fallout that occurred thereafter. She's a darling to those on the left, adorning her formal, floral black dress with [...]

10 Things My Newborn Younger Son Taught Me About Education

Isaiah, my second son, joined the world at 5:25a on May 4, 2018. In between the midst of nurse and specialist checkups, I had a second to look out the window overlooking a beautiful river-laden landscape, and I remember the article I wrote after my first son joined our family. And how I continue to [...]