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Solving Problems

Solving problems drives good teaching and learning. Teachers use problem-solving to help students apply new knowledge. If the curriculum goal calls for learning the formula

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Memorial Day

This day is really about memorializing the past. It is a day of remembrance, of reflection, and of reconciliation. And it is a day for

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Fuel in the Bus

Billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith woke up Morehouse grads by promising to pay off their student loans: “On behalf of the eight generations of my

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Formative Assessment

Fundamental Insights This week I am giving the entire column over to The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) who have put out a

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True Accountability

Last night I heard another teacher share another disappointing story. Cindy, a Physical Education teacher in a high school was helping students prepare for job

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Assessment Revolution

Performance assessment is making a comeback! To be clear, testing and assessment are not the same, although the melding of this two terms is so

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Self Reported Grades

What do students think their own grades should be? Do students always think their grades should be higher? Do teachers grade students lower in order

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Inequality Between Schools

Different Neighbors The words “Equity” and “Access” and “Quality” are used to indicate the goals we have for the US K-12 educational system. These goals

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USDOE and ART

I want to give a big shout out to the US Department of Education (USDOE) for sponsoring rotating art exhibits inside their headquarters in Washington

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Helping Teachers Teach

Professionalism All of the work to date to improve teaching has resulted in a general level of professionalism that can be seen in most classrooms.

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