Teacher Update: Q&A With National Teacher of the Year Anthony Mullen
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| ||June 4, 2009 |
A New York City police captain-turned-educator, National Teacher of the Year Anthony Mullen has a unique ability to connect with students with special needs.
Teacher Leaders Network
After a high-powered brainstorming session with an influential group of education leaders, Kathie Marshall shares her thoughts on collecting useful classroom data.
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Selected low-cost curriculum and PD resources for teachers.
One out of four students fails to graduate from high school in four years and, according to the National Dropout Prevention Center, most dropouts last felt satisfied in 4th grade. (AP)
Record numbers of laid-off teachers, recent college graduates, and others trying to relocate from across the nation packed into South Carolina's annual teachers' job fair. (AP)
"Words such as 'gay,' 'fag,' and 'queer' are often used as the most hurtful insults students can throw at one another," writes Joleen Hanlon. (Education Week)
Actor Richard Dreyfuss created a curriculum, called The Dreyfuss Initiative, that he hopes U.S. schools will implement to reintroduce civics lessons to students. (AP)
A survey of over 15,000 teachers found that more than nine in 10 tenured teachers were deemed to have met local standards. (Education Week)
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|Un-Stigmatizing Skilled Labor |
A New York Times Magazine essay explores the pressures students face to get a four-year college degree and pursue a white-collar career.
|Homeschooling on the Rise |
The percentage of homeschooled children has nearly doubled in the last 10 years, concludes a recent report.
|Texting’s Toll |
Physicians and psychologists are becoming concerned about the effects of obsessive text-messaging on teenagers’ well-being.
|Technology in the Classroom|
Education technology is evolving at a fast pace and in surprising new ways. The editors at Education Week have hand-picked a collection of essential news stories and infographics with the latest on Technology in the Classroom. Now available as a downloadable PDF, this "Spotlight" takes a closer look at innovative high-tech resources that are transforming classrooms and learning. Get it now.
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|Living in Dialogue|
Anthony Cody says that giving students recognition and encouragement isn't just important, but necessary for their success.
Visitors from the Swedish embassy came to Emmet Rosenfeld’s school to encourage climate awareness and green living.
|A Place at the Table|
What would happen if we framed school in terms of what students want to know, rather than what we want to teach them? Susan Graham thinks the answer is engagement.
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