- Charter Schools: An Overview
Charter Schools offer parents more options in choosing a school for their child as well as more options for teachers who are freed up from following strict guidelines and rules. Learn more about the Charter School Movement and how it affects teachers, parents, students and communities.
- Is There Really a Crisis in Public Education?
What is the "Crisis" that everyone keeps talking about? I see so much good in how schools are currently operating. Maybe it's time to focus on the positive outcomes of Public Education.
- Are Online K-12 Schools Effective?
As budget cuts and the subsequent lack of funding continues to devastate many American public schools, parents, and students are turning to the Internet to find a quality education. But are students actually receiving as good of an education online as they would sitting in a classroom?
- The Evolution of Substitute Teaching
In a world filled with budget cuts and lack of funding, school districts are looking for ways to reduce expenses. How will this affect substitute teachers?
- Will Today’s Stricter Teacher Performance Standards Impact the Mentoring of Tomorrow’s Educators?
How tough is it today to find good student teaching placements for up-and-coming education graduates? Are education reform efforts making this an even greater challenge?
- Will the Common Core Standards Better Prepare Students for College and Careers?
The Common Core Standards are meant to assist our students in meeting college and work expectations while preparing them to succeed in our global economy and society. But will they?
- Why Teachers Strike: It's Not Just the Money
The eyes of the entire nation watched the collective bargaining efforts and subsequent 2012 strike of the Chicago Teachers Union. Some rallied in support, some spoke out loudly in opposition, and some learned a little more about the issues that educators have to deal with every day.
- Public Schools Stink – Except the One My Child Attends
How would you grade the nation's public schools? Do you think the schools in your local area are doing better than the national average? Results from the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools may make you stop and think.
- Judging Teachers by Students’ Test Scores: The Debate Rages On
What role should standardized test scores play in the part of teaching evaluations? Voices on both sides are quite vehement in their arguments - is a compromise even possible?
- Public Education Crisis: It’s All About the Money – Or Is It?
Money may not be able to buy you love, but a lot of people believe that it can buy you a better education. At least, that's what the results of the 2012 PDK/Gallup poll seem to suggest. Do you agree?
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