Reimagining the School Day

By Meg Benner Introduction The minutes and hours of the school day are critical to build knowledge, foster student motivation, and drive student outcomes. To make the most of precious instructional time, teachers must first develop engaging lessons that meet the various needs of students. This requires teachers to collaborate, plan, and reflect outside of instructional […]

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United States: ‘Vilified too long’: Teachers’ unions fight back after supreme court ruling

North America/United States/03.07.18/Source: www.theguardian.com. In Pennsylvania, organizers go door-to-door to make a personal case for educators as a court decision threatens union funding Gunshots ring out from the nearby hunting range across the railroad tracks in Westmoreland City, Pennsylvania, but Jason Davis is not easily deterred. “You never know what’s going to happen when you knock on […]

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The Two Biggest Problems With College

By Davi Leonhardt  American higher-education policy has two overarching problems. We don’t spend enough money on college education for middle-class and poor students. And we don’t demand enough accountability from colleges. The two problems feed off each other, leading to miserably low graduation rates — often below 50 percent — at many colleges. The colleges that have […]

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Colleges and State Laws Are Clamping Down on Fraternities

By Kyle Spencer Fraternity members at Louisiana State University adhere to age-old rituals, shrouded in secrecy, that dictate how they gather, greet each other and initiate their young pledges. But when they return to campus in the fall, one ritual will be drastically different: They will face much more severe consequences for dangerous hazing incidents. […]

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