The State of Education: Montana

By Peggy Cordell Two state educational issues in Montana are receiving some attention these days. The first is an issue of equity in school funding. Our bicameral legislature has struggled to find a fair funding formula between large (urban) and small (rural) school districts. Through the years, legislative school funding measures have passed and lawsuits [...]

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The State of Education: State of Fear in Small-Town Tennessee

The area in which I teach can be viewed from the outside as your typical agricultural region: farms, tractors, cowboy boots, Southern accents, etc. Newcomers feel wary of the locals and of being treated like outcasts; meanwhile, locals feel wary of newcomers and of being treated like simpletons. Truth is, life is more complex than [...]

The State of Education: Vermonters Value Pre-Kindergarten Planning and Funding

This article is part of our new feature "State of Education" where we hear what is going on in each state around the country, from an educator in that state.  If you would like to write about your state, contact us at info@theeducatorsroom.com!   Representing the tiny state of Vermont, it is my humble opinion [...]

The State of Education: Pennsylvania, PSSA and Pension

This article is part of our new feature "State of Education" where we hear what is going on in each state around the country, from an educator in that state.  If you would like to write about your state, contact us at info@theeducatorsroom.com!   1 - What are 2-3 of the big educational issues in [...]

The Current State of Education in New York: "The Hunger Games" (Part 3)

The Hunger Games series is powerful as an authentic text due to its messages of speaking out when something is wrong, and of fighting back against the bully. This is a tenet that many teachers not only preach, but practice in their classrooms.    Choose to do the right thing. Choose to speak out.  Choose to [...]