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Just Google it! Education in 2014

Just Google it! Education in 2014

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” – Mark Twain Do grades matter anymore? According to one of the most influential companies on the planet today: not really. In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Thomas Friedman interviews the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google Inc., Laszlo Bock. […]

 
Toilets on the Shuttle

Toilets on the Shuttle

The inconsistency could not be more glaring. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, speaking at the recent Democratic Convention, sought to rally the troops of teachers to the party cause by stating that the president, “believes teachers must be respected and paid like the professionals they are,” and that, “no teacher should have to teach to the test.” Say what?

 
Do Standards Make a Difference?

Do Standards Make a Difference?

While we as educators may benefit from having clearly defined curriculum goals through the use of
education standards, the current system of holding schools accountable based on assessment scores
can be a prescription for disaster.