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Welcome to National School Choice Week
posted by: Megan | January 24, 2011, 01:56 pm   
The first ever National School Choice Week started yesterday! This week, January 23-29, groups of students, parents, and teachers are joining hands in supporting choice in education. Grassroots organizations from all over the country are celebrating this monumental occasion with events in almost every state.
 
NEA Gives More Than $13 Million to Advocacy Groups and Partisan Politics
posted by: Alix | January 20, 2011, 12:15 pm   
A recent report by the Education Intelligence Agency sheds light on the financial disclosures of the National Education Association in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The analysis reveals that the NEA spent $13 million dollars of member dues on a wide array of left-leaning advocacy groups and charities.
 
Go Ahead, Make a Mistake
posted by: Megan | January 19, 2011, 12:12 pm   

I really enjoy seeing the thoughts of students regarding teachers, especially when they make suggestions as to what they believe will improve teachers in the classroom. When I came across this student-written article, I couldn't resist! Students Julianne Capati and Spencer Taylor made a list of mistakes which they believe teachers and students should make.

 
Common Sense + Educator Ethics
posted by: Megan | January 13, 2011, 12:12 pm   

I received an email over the break that started me thinking and also disappointed me. Basically, the email inquired about teacher training dealing with appropriate behavior and relationships between teachers and students. It was not the inquiry which was an issue for me. I want to help people find the professional resources they need. My issue was with the need for this inquiry to be made.

 

 
Text Messages Top Causes of Lost Teachers Licenses in Tennessee
posted by: Megan | January 10, 2011, 03:05 pm   
New technologies have completely revolutionized the way we communicate. From Facebook wall posts, to text messages and blogs, we can communicate at all times and almost anonymously. However, this new form of impersonal communication can wreak havoc in the work place, especially for teachers who work with children. A recent Associated Press report finds that more than half of Tennessee teachers who lost their teaching licenses last year were revoked for inappropriate relationships with students, mostly through text messages.  
 
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