One of the primary things that teachers value but that school reformers have given short shrift is time to collaborate. Here, Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond, an expert on teaching and teacher education, writes about why this is so important to the profession. Darling-Hammond directs the Stanford University Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and was founding director of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. A former president of the American Educational Research Association, Darling-Hammond focuses her research, teaching, and policy work on issues of school restructuring, teacher quality and educational equity.
President Obama’s plan to pay for universal preschool for 4-year-olds by doubling the federal tax on cigarettes was quickly attacked by tobacco companies, which argued Wednesday that it is unfair to saddle smokers with the costs.Read full article >>
The early reaction to President Obama's newly released 2014 budget proposal has garnered mixed reviews from the education world. Here's some of the reaction:Read full article >>
Karen Garza, a 26-year veteran educator who started her career as a kindergarten teacher in a tiny Texas town, will take over as superintendent of Fairfax County’s public schools this summer, becoming the first woman to lead Virginia’s largest school district.Read full article >>
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