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Students – And Phillies – Show Appreciation For Favorite Teachers

Every year the Phillies have a contest, asking kids and their families to identify their best teachers. This year, 1000 nominations were submitted.

05/06/2014

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Teachers Visiting Parents Helps Students

Engaging parents of students in K-12 has shown success in Washington DC, operating in more than 20 schools at all levels.

02/05/2014

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Tenure Track Professors Not Necessarily Best Teachers

Researchers found that college instructors who are not on the tenure track system surprisingly out-performed the tenured professors in introductory undergraduate classes.

11/06/2013

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Building Relationships To Foster Academic Achievement

There’s no question that increasing achievement is the foremost goal of teachers in our schools but teachers vary in their strategies and we need to find models that work. Here’s one.

10/29/2013

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Tough Teachers Get Results

Claremont University researchers observed 31 excellent teachers (based on student test scores) and found those who were strict were the most effective.

10/16/2013

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Grit Trumps Talent

When we think of well-achieved kids, we think of talent and brains. But new research suggests we should think again.

10/07/2013

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The Trouble With Testing Mania

For a broad view of our troubles in education, read The New York Times editorial “The Trouble With Testing Mania.”

07/24/2013

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US Education Spending Tops International List

Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.

07/16/2013

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MOOCS Providing Online Teacher Education

MOOCs, “massively open online courses,” are reaching vast numbers of people and now the organization is moving into professional development for K-12 education.

06/11/2013

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Community Schools Bring Service Under One Roof

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With large numbers of low income people in urban areas, community schools are on the rise – places that educate children, and have services like teaching English to […]

06/04/2013

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A Lesson In People Watching

Carly Ackerman, a teacher at Boys’ Latin Charter School in Philadelphia is teaching her 10th grade composition students about ethnography…not by reading, but primarily by field work.

05/13/2013

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Appreciating Teachers

Who was your favorite teacher? Let the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News know during Teacher Appreciation Week.

05/06/2013

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Brotherly Love: Tutor And Student Bond Over Books

When people immigrate to the United States, it can be a challenge to learn English, especially as an adult. As Ukee Washington shows us, volunteers are donating their time and expertise to help.

02/05/2013

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Grades Out, Badges In

Education ‘badges’, offered mostly on online start-ups, look like brightly colored Boy Scout badges and are meant to convey more about a student and his or her strengths than a grade might.

02/05/2013

Suing Over Bad Grades

If you think you got an unfairly bad grade, can you sue? Turns out, you wouldn’t be the first – or even the second.

01/16/2013

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