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4 Lessons From Other Countries That Can Improve Our Teacher Training

What high-achieving countries do that the U.S. does not

Why aren’t American elementary school teachers specialists in the subjects they teach, instead of generalists?…

By Robin White Goode

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You’re Not Ready for College Without Social and Emotional Skills

The need for self-discipline and forgiveness hasn't gone away---but how can they be measured?

Social and emotional skills may be the new buzzwords in education reform, but the need…

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Math Games and Puzzles: A Fun Pathway to Strong Math Skills

Play can help lay a foundation for understanding

“Recreational math” might sound like an oxymoron to some, but the term can broadly include…

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Why Chicago’s Public Schools Are Losing Black Teachers

One teacher has her suspicions

Chicago Public Schools is seeing a steep decline in its number of black teachers. One…

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State Test Scores Hide the Truth from Parents, Kids

Students may not be doing as well as state test scores indicate

State test scores are higher than the results of the NAEP, or the Nation’s Report…

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Tennessee: Most Common Core Standards Are Keepers

Reviewers of the standards--most of them teachers--say 'keep it'

Tennessee conducted a six-month review of the Common Core standards in response to charges of…

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Common Core Can Help Your Child Learn Math

To learn math well, go slowly, go deeply, and ditch the memorization

Common Core math standards, taught effectively, can help any child learn math well.

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Common Core: Bringing Calm to Classroom Chaos

Georgia Teacher of the Year 2014

Common Core is a source of stability that yields greater learning, helping to bring calm…

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#BESMART: Check Out This Special Portal for Minority Students, Educators and Parents

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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Obama Administration Offers Extension for No Child Left Behind Act Waivers

POTUS educational policies set to extend beyond his presidential term

Obama administration issues No Child Left Behind Act waiver renewals to states

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Louisiana Governor Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core Standards

Legislator says administration violating the Constitution's 10th Amendment

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal proves his strong opposition to Common Core State Standards with a…

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