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The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Journalists may be told that teachers need to focus on skills because that’s what students are tested on. The reading passages on standardized tests don’t match up with the content students are learning—assuming they’re learning content at all—-so it looks like what is being assessed are kids’ general abilities to find the main idea” or make inferences.” In fact, if students lack the knowledge and vocabulary to understand the passages in the first place—as many do—they won’t have a chance to demonstrate any skills.” But it can be hard for teachers to absorb that message, especially when their job ratings and those of their schools are tied to test scores.

We thank Senator Van Hollen for his leadership and introducing the Keep Our PACT Act that makes student opportunity a federal budget priority, especially when it comes to the targeted investments in education programs designed to help students in poverty, children with disabilities and those who are most in need.

It closes loopholes in the Education Code that allow educators who engaged in inappropriate student-teacher relationships to resign from public schools and return to teaching in private schools. The Committee also heard House Bill 187 by Representative Reynolds that is bracketed to Fort Bend ISD and would require the district to change the way it elects its school board to provide for geographic representation.

Describe how the initiative or program impacts student achievement and how it reflects the priorities of the governing board and district. To TSTA it means appropriating more state funds for public education, and we will work toward that goal. Professors’ guidance can be life-changing for students, but the relationships require sustained resources, rewards, and support for the faculty members participating.

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It has created a lot of opportunities for the newspapers to provide breaking news more timely. Teachers with a lifetime certificate who get the ESL or Bilingual certification will now have to renew their certificates every five years. If the shutdown lasts for several months district finances for grants and federal funding may be affected for the coming year.

Teachers can use movies about historical events to teach students how to critically view films and compare facts with the often-fictionalized versions depicted in Hollywood movies, writes Pennsylvania high-school history and government teacher Benjamin Barbour.

After a lengthy debate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday agreed to give Superintendent Warren Drake authority to lay off employees, but not before hearing it from some of those 6,000 individuals whose jobs are potentially in jeopardy.

Today’s Top Higher Education News

The quality of education being delivered varies across private and public schools. The program, presented by arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway, offers students a glimpse at how Broadway shows run and operate. An attorney for one of the teachers seen restraining a student in a video that went viral from Ponchatoula Junior High School in March said the school superintendent capitulated … Read More..