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The real cost of being a teacher

After being hired over the summer, a new teacher was eager to get into the room to start decorating her space in anticipation of the first day of school. She was shocked to find an empty, barren room with paint peeling from the walls and stains on the ceiling tiles. Her...

source: By Brian Stack
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The reading skills of children with reading and spelling difficulties lag far behind the age level in the first two school years, despite special education received from special education teachers. Furthermore, the spelling...

source: University of Eastern Finland via Science Daily

Never underestimate the power of a teacher who recognizes and harnesses the power of structure, communication and interactive learning — especially for students with ADHD. Share these 11 powerful ideas with your child's teacher to help build a lifelong love for learning.

source: ADDitude Magazine

The Texas Senate moved to ban state officials from ever again imposing a cap on the percentage of students allowed to receive special education services.

source: Houston Chronicle

When Navy Capt. Cassidy Norman was assigned executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, he and his wife, Michelle, were relieved. His career path was taking them back to Virginia Beach —...

source: Starts and Stripes

States and school districts are girding for a little-known but tricky piece of the Every Student Succeeds Act: the requirement that states report per-pupil spending for all their schools, a level of detail unknown even to many district superintendents. Without specific federal...

source: Education Week

Laura Wheeler, a contributor for Edutopia, writes: "Close your eyes and picture the most recent math class you taught. Who is doing the math? Who is doing the talking? Who is doing the thinking? Three years ago, my answer would have been 'me' — the teacher. My students...

source: Edutopia (commentary)


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