Why I Walked Out

+-* 'They're ignoring the will of the people..Standing idly by and watching is inexcusable.'    READ MORE »

6 Ways To Use Reading to Prevent the Summer Slide

+-*Educators play an important role in creating a culture in which reading is valued - even in the summer months.   READ MORE »

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Putting the Brakes on ‘Grit’
Angela Duckworth, the scientist most closely associated with the concept of “grit,” is now arguing that grit isn’t ready for prime time, if prime time means high-stakes tests. “I feel like the enthusiasm is getting ahead of the science,” Duckworth said in an interview. Source: KQED MindShift
Bullying At Lowest Rate Since 2005
The percentage of students who reported being bullied or cyberbullied reached a record low in 2013, but female students are still victimized at higher rates, according to new data from the Department of Education. Source: U.S. News
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Educators and Advocates Highlight New Strategies to Close Achievement Gap

+-*NEA President: “We have an opportunity to bring our ideas, our solutions, [and] our voices into this debate."   READ MORE »