Five Issues That Will Decide If the Era of No Child Left Behind is Really Over

Over the next few weeks, Congress is making huge decisions about teaching and learning. Educators need to speak up now.
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How Engaging Student Resistance Works Better Than Punishment

Classroom management should focus more on understanding student behavior, less on coercion, power plays and reward structures, argues expert.
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Why The Teacher’s Pet Resembles The Teacher
A newly published paper suggests that personality similarity affects teachers’ estimation of student achievement. In other words, how much you are like your teacher contributes to his or her feelings about you and your abilities. Source: KQED MindShift
As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out
A new wave of standardized exams, designed to assess whether students are learning in step with the Common Core standards is being ushered in this week and their arrival has been marked with well-organized opposition. Source: The New York Times
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The Key to a Stronger Economy? Try Closing the Achievement Gap

Report: Expanding educational opportunities well beyond narrow school-specific "reforms" must be a priority.
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