The Scoop on Your State’s School Board

“State boards of education are among the last bastions of civil discourse in the country. By and large, board members engage in complex discussions about policy without a lot of partisan drama.”  Robert Hull, NASBE President, and CEO   Public education is a gigantic tree with a tremendous number of large, heavy branches. Each of

By |2021-12-18T21:17:26-05:00December 18th, 2021|Government|0 Comments

Is America’s Education Model Outdated? With Paul Lott

Spoken word artist Prince Ea showed his audience a photo comparison of two classrooms: one from 150 years ago and one from the present day. Interestingly enough, the photos are almost identical, except one’s in color.  In his compelling speech, Prince Ea reveals that our education system is modeled after Industrial revolution ideas—a model originally

By |2021-12-15T16:20:33-05:00December 15th, 2021|Instruction, Interviews|0 Comments

California High School Students Will No Longer Receive Ds or Fs

California school districts recently decided to make the move to eliminate grades D and F for high school students.  Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified, Sacramento City Unified, and San Diego Unified are some of the school districts working toward a competency-based learning method, according to a local ABS News station. This approach would assess students

By |2021-12-14T16:48:22-05:00December 14th, 2021|Instruction, News|2 Comments

The Great Teacher Salary Debate

My mother was a teacher. She taught first-graders for several years and enjoyed it. She even included her first-graders in her wedding, a choice she has never seemed to regret. Now, many years later, she still talks happily about her students. She was a resourceful and determined teacher. After leaving her school, she taught us

By |2022-09-23T11:05:48-04:00December 13th, 2021|Facilities|0 Comments
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