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Teacher Education Reformers Urged to Take Caution

An alliance of leaders in colleges of education across the country have released a statement cautioning against many of the current trends for “reforming” how teachers are prepared for U.S. public schools. In the statement, “Seven Trends to Reform U.S. Teacher Education, and the Need to Address Systemic Injustices,“ over 350 deans and other leaders…

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Feds Called to Account for Lack of Teacher Diversity

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and leaders in Congress have been called to act to address the lack of teacher diversity in our nation’s classrooms in a letter from a coalition of 75 education organizations representing teachers, preservice teachers, school counselors, education staff, principals, superintendents, charter school leaders, education reformers, tutors, and teacher educators. The…

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Leveled Readers

The benefits of free, voluntary reading are undeniable, but finding books that are interesting and exciting without being too advanced can be a challenge. This is where leveled readers really come to the fore—they are designed to deliver great stories and interesting nonfiction to learners at a comprehensible level. If you only get your students…

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A Timely Tribute to the Teachers Who Change Our Lives

Richard Lederer recognizes the original influencers One of my favorite newspaper corrections reads: “It was incorrectly reported last Friday that this is T-Shirt Appreciation Week. It is actually Teacher Appreciation Week.” Well, this year, Teacher Appreciation Week takes place May 6–May 11.Teachers change the world one child at a time, yet they are sorely unappreciated….

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Investing in Teachers

Despite multiple studies pointing to teacher professional development as being the most decisive factor in student achievement, funding for such programs can still be hard to find, and there are plenty of different opinions on what types of program are most beneficial.   Last month, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a grant program…

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Game Giveaway for Teachers!

In honor of World Teachers’ Day, Goliath Games is giving away free prize packs of games. 5 winners will receive a 14-game prize pack – 7 games for their home and 7 for their child’s classroom. The giveaway ends on 10/31. Descriptions of the games are below: Sequence Letters, JAX Games (For 2-4 players, ages…

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Victory for Arizona Teachers After Walkouts

PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 26: An Arizona teacher holds up a sign in front of the State Capitol during a #REDforED rally on April 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Teachers state-wide staged a walkout strike on Thursday in support of better wages and state funding for public schools. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)The teacher walkouts…