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A Detroit group named her teacher of the year. Here’s how Sandra Limmer connects with her students
Sandra Limmer has been a teacher in Detroit’s main district for 20 years. Monday, she received the Detroit Goodfellows "Teacher of the Year" award.
June 12, 2019
I’m a public school teacher in Memphis. Here’s why the state’s new voucher-like program worries me.
Will anyone notice if my students, who are mostly low-income, African-American and Latino, aren't getting their needs met?
Read my lips
June 11, 2019
As funding shrinks reading program, Tennessee governor says literacy remains a priority
Gov. Bill Lee says he’s reevaluating literacy strategies as funding dries up for the state’s popular initiative known as Read to be Ready.
May 31, 2019
A lot of iPads, little research: Inside the movement to build the classroom of the future
Even as Chicago Schools is investing $135 million into assembling curriculum for all grades and subjects, another initiative in teaching and learning is taking root.
May 30, 2019
I’m a New York City high school junior, and I’m glad more of my teachers are getting anti-bias training
Anti-bias trainings are not about condemnation. They are a step toward acknowledging that the system is set up to best serve white students, not students like me.
May 29, 2019
For 23 years, I’ve had to create curriculum from scratch. Here’s my advice as Chicago revises that approach.
A teacher who has had to create his own curriculum over and over has some questions, and ideas, as Chicago crafts its own curriculum for the first time.
May 28, 2019
Colorado hizo cambios a la ley de la educación sexual. Aquí, lo que debes saber al respeto.
En Colorado las escuelas públicas que dan educación sexual pronto tendrán que hablar sobre el consentimiento.
May 24, 2019
After educators weigh in, Newark schools set to get new textbooks that prioritize diversity
Newark Public Schools educators helped review new English and math textbooks, which will soon be rolled out in schools pending the board's approval.
May 23, 2019
To help more New York City teachers get comfortable teaching computer science, Cornell Tech offers a ‘safety net’
By embedding coaches in schools, Cornell Tech hopes to help teachers get more comfortable teaching computer science.
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May 23, 2019
Chicago educators: Tell Chalkbeat about curriculum at your school
Who's deciding what curriculum teachers follow? What training are the teachers getting? Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us.
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May 23, 2019
Summit Learning, the Zuckerberg-backed platform, says 10% of schools quit using it each year. The real figure is higher.
The numbers offer a starting point for understanding the scope of pushback to Summit Learning — which has made headlines in Brooklyn, Connecticut, Kansas, and elsewhere.
May 22, 2019
Amid questions and upheaval, Chicago school board moves forward on curriculum overhaul
The vote was the last for the school board members appointed by former mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Updated May 23, 2019
Colorado changed its laws around sex ed. Here’s what you need to know.
Colorado law will now require students who receive sexual education to learn about consent in school, as well as "safe haven" laws.
May 17, 2019
Chicago teachers to get new resources as district announces $135 million, two-year curriculum overhaul
Chicago will bring local teachers and national education companies together to create instructional materials for all subjects and all grades.
May 15, 2019
Sor Juana parents fight for promised classical program after Chicago district’s about-face
Inconsistent messaging from Chicago Public Schools at the end of the year may have left some families in the lurch.
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