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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Reinvent the High School Courtesy of E-School News! Great article.

High school feels different in the big white mansion at the edge of the Navy Yard in Philadelphia--no desks in rows. No 47-minute class periods. No warnings to remove the hat, put the cell phone [ Read More ]

Sunday, December 11, 2011

NEA commission makes recommendations on effective teaching

A National Education Association commission on Thursday issued a series of recommendations for promoting effective teaching practices. 

 Among the suggestions is a plan to increase requirements for teacher candidates with all completing a one-year residency and passing a performance assessment before entering the classroom. 

The commission also recommended creating new career ladders and evaluation systems for teachers. Education Week/Teacher Beat blog