Preparing and Training Education Professional (PREP) Act I want to give my readers a summary of the proposed changes for the new higher education act currently under consideration in Congress. These changes were provided to me by Senator Kaine’s office … Continued
Read this (taken directly from the department website at: http://www.ed.gov/essa?src=policy) to understand the history of NCLB and The Current Legislation Policy of ESSA: “History of ESEA The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965 by … Continued
What do you do with bad kids? First of all, don’t call them bad kids! Kids are learners who make mistakes and need help and guidance along the way, right? So what are we doing about Zero Tolerance policies that throw a disproportionate number of minority students into criminal status? We should craft new school policies that support student transgressions through better guidance, more support and much more attention to their access to quality learning opportunities. An old “rule of thumb” of teaching is that if the learning is interesting, there are less behavior problems. A new rule of thumb for teaching is to make the learning more equitable.