Teachers Make Too Much Money

Note: This guest post was originally published on December 16, 2020, by Thomas McCracken, Ed.D(c), on his blog Heart to Pen.  Weekends and summers off! That sounds too good to be true. That sentiment seems to flow smoothly off many tongues in today’s climate, but has it ever been challenged? Consider this: while darkness still prevails in

By |2021-07-29T15:57:42-04:00July 31st, 2021|Instruction|0 Comments

Schools Don’t Fail Because of Racism: An Interview with Paul Lott

Today’s interview guest is Paul Lott. Lott is the founder of the National Society for the Advancement of Black Americans (NSABA), an organization that focuses on how issues like education and Critical Race Theory impact black, urban poverty clusters. Lott is also a veteran, the former president of the Harvard Black Alumni Society, and

By |2021-07-28T16:07:31-04:00July 28th, 2021|Interviews|1 Comment

The Delta Variant Reignites School Mask Debate

As schools prepare to start a new school year—and with the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19—student mask policies have been on the minds of many parents. Yet, parents, school administrators, and lawmakers seem unable to agree if masks should be mandatory or optional. According to Insider, the Delta variant is reported to be

By |2021-08-09T10:31:20-04:00July 27th, 2021|Government, News|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing – Part Two

“We test the children’s learning with admittedly limited instruments—standardized tests—that were never designed to be used as a standalone analysis.” Margaret Pastor, PhD The use of standardized testing in American education comes with widespread debate. Pros and cons are batted back and forth like a tennis ball on the court of public opinion and educational

By |2021-07-23T14:43:27-04:00July 24th, 2021|Instruction|0 Comments

Disrupting the Government’s Hold on Education: An Interview with Terrye Seckinger

Terrye Seckinger is a woman of vast accomplishment. She has compassionately served the state of South Carolina in the realms of politics and education over the last three decades. To name a few of her career successes, she co-founded Clemson’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was part of the Founding Parent Committee of Palmetto Christian

By |2021-07-24T14:15:41-04:00July 21st, 2021|Interviews|0 Comments

California Gives Free Student Meals and LGBTQ+ Competency Training

California will spend $650 million annually to provide free lunches for 6.2 billion students.  Newsweek reports that the new lunch program will be the largest in the country, made possible in part by an unanticipated budget excess for the state’s school funding. "This is so historic,” says Erin Primer, director of food services for the

By |2021-07-20T14:02:34-04:00July 20th, 2021|Facilities, News|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing – Part One

“The purpose of this title is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”  No Child Left Behind Act Standardized testing is a staple of American education. With roots dating

By |2021-07-19T08:34:48-04:00July 19th, 2021|Instruction|2 Comments

Fixing the Childhood Dilemma: An Interview with Debe Terhar

In today’s interview, we meet former early childhood educator and Ohio State School Board President Debe Terhar.  Terhar graduated from Xavier University with a B.A and B.S. in Montessori Early Childhood Education. She went on to teach at the Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati. Throughout her career in education, she has served on

By |2021-07-14T11:46:12-04:00July 14th, 2021|Interviews|0 Comments
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