Required Readings

No more NCLB, sub overloads, too much tech, Nativity scenes, #saveourlibrary, poor U.S. sex ed, and more: Required Readings, 12.13.15

President Obama signed the successor to No Child Left Behind this week, which put the balance of power and responsibility for K-12 schools in the hands of local and state governments. Among the concerns about education in schools that serve high-poverty, at-risk students: teacher churn and the heavy use of …

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Emotion in academia, NCLB and special ed, student suicides, Georgetown quackademics, and more: Required Readings, 07.28.15

H/T to our mothership site, Skepchick, for drawing our attention to this article on why academia needs passionate, emotional women (and men). Was improving outcomes for special education students No Child Left Behind’s one big achievement? Meanwhile, discrimination against disabled students in higher education. Campus Suicide and the Pressure of …

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Endless summer, same-sex firing, textbooks optional, writing assignments, the education/health nexus, and more: Required Readings, 07.10.15

If you’ve ever wondered how the summer vacation schedule in the U.S. came to be and why it persists, you’ll want to read this new series from SoD sister site Grounded Parents. A Pennsylvania Catholic school may be in hot water for firing a teacher in a same-sex marriage by violating …

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Free community college, NCLB changes, Israeli science books sans ladyparts, Young Skeptics, and more: Required Readings, 1.11.15

Welcome to the “my computer was acting up, so my assignment is late, Professor” edition of Required Readings! The biggest news in education, in the United States at least, was President Obama’s announcement of a new initiative to make 2 years of tuition-free community college education available to millions of …

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RR: 14 April 2013

Good morning, scholars! Here are some readable tidbits for today: A New York Times Op-Ed piece claims that the teaching profession contributes to America’s continued education deficiencies: “Teaching requires a professional model, like we have in medicine, law, engineering, accounting, architecture and many other fields. In these professions, consistency of …

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