Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: The Trouble with Social-Emotional Learning: Why Be Concerned? Here’s Why!

Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: The Trouble with Social-Emotional Learning: Why Be Concerned? Here’s Why! . . . we must hold social media platforms accountable for the national experiment they’re conducting on our... Read more »

Curmudgucation: PA: The Voucher Bill Advances

Curmudgucation: PA: The Voucher Bill Advances A few weeks ago I warned you that Pennsylvania’s latest attempt at a super-voucher bill was progressing through the legislature. Last week it took one more step forward.  ... Read more »

The People’s Think Tank: Caught in an Educational Dragnet: How the School-to-Deportation Pipeline Harms Immigrant Youth and Youth of Color

The People’s Think Tank: Caught in an Educational Dragnet: How the School-to-Deportation Pipeline Harms Immigrant Youth and Youth of Color In 2017, a high school sophomore named Alex doodled the name of his... Read more »

Answer Sheet: Privatization of Public Education Gaining Ground, Report Says

Answer Sheet: Privatization of Public Education Gaining Ground, Report Says The movement to privatize public education is gaining ground in the United States at a time when traditional public school districts are... Read more »

Psychology Today: Instruction About LGBTQ People in Elementary School Is Age-Appropriate

Psychology Today: Instruction About LGBTQ People in Elementary School Is Age-Appropriate KEY POINTS Trans kids know their identity as young as age 2. Kids in GLBTQ families are in every school. Teachers... Read more »

Teacher in a Strange Land: Pedagogy, Lesson Plans, Instructional Materials—and Politics

Teacher in a Strange Land: Pedagogy, Lesson Plans, Instructional Materials—and Politics This is a blog about Teacher Stuff—the pedestrian daily tools of successful instruction. The boring and ordinary instruments of professional work... Read more »

Gadfly on the Wall: Covid Has Hobbled Public Schools. Here’s Why They’re Worth Saving

Gadfly on the Wall: Covid Has Hobbled Public Schools. Here’s Why They’re Worth Saving Is public education worth saving?  That’s the question in the air these days.   In the last century,... Read more »

10th Period: Follow the Money….

10th Period: Follow the Money…. Yesterday, I tried to sound the alarm about how Ohio Charter Schools shouldn’t be ignored, despite culture and voucher war focus this election year. In order to... Read more »

Shanker Blog: It Takes a Community to Raise a Reader

Shanker Blog: It Takes a Community to Raise a Reader The relationship between family engagement and literacy development is often a one-sided story. Researchers regularly inform us that familial involvement in a... Read more »

Alfie Kohn: Last Time, the Religious Right Told Us Not Only What We Can Teach but How to Teach It

Alfie Kohn: Last Time, the Religious Right Told Us Not Only What We Can Teach but How to Teach It Christian conservatives are banning books and censoring school curricula — and not... Read more »