A principal found that team teaching was a great way to engage disabled students working towards an associate degree in the technical and science fields. In fact, having two teachers in almost every classroom helps everyone.
“If we have a problem recruiting top college graduates to education, we should fix that problem. Testing doesn’t fix anything, and in this case, a teacher bar exam disguises the need to do something more meaningful to attract and retain the best teachers by creating the illusion of action,” says an English teacher. What do you think about a bar exam for teachers? Weigh in.
A former schools superintendent urges a speedy shift to blended learning models which give students one-on-one time with a computer program followed by a trained teacher who provides support where the students need it most.
Researchers at Teacher’s College said New York City has failed to create diverse schools that would attract well-off white families seeking integrated classrooms.
The principal of P-TECH said the challenge of getting his students ready for college-level courses inspired strategies that could be applied to other schools looking to ramp up math instruction.
Two professors say we’ve got to stop sending messages to young children — especially girls — that math is something to fear. Humans are actually hardwired to think mathematically, they say. Hear The Takeaway segment on the new Math Museum, and math anxiety.
It’s great that the new college essay questions are more accessible on the generic application; that’s one less barrier to entry for students. But there is so much more the group behind the Common Application could do to open up the process, according to a longtime college essay coach.
An author said families in fast-gentrifying neighborhoods are grappling with the “Diverse Schools Dilemma,” and changing public schools in the process.
A parent advocate for special-needs kids said they don’t deserve pity; they deserve respect which they did not get during the school bus strike. Their missing services weren’t tracked. Their legal rights were violated for five weeks straight and, she wrote, their progress for the school year was stunted. What do you think the city could have done better for these kids?
Two experts of how children learn science have endorsed the proposed changes in K-12 science standards, and they are urging scientists to push for their adoption by state school systems, including New York’s.
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