✧ For Richer or For Poorer
The Washington Post reports that in 23 states, richer school districts get more local funding than poorer districts, supporting Education Secretary Arne Duncan allegation that we have “separate and unequal” school systems despite federal funding strategies.
✧ Where Have All The Good Teachers Gone?
Nowhere. Despite widespread misconceptions, there is not a mass exodus of quality teachers leaving the profession.
✧ Arne Duncan Talks Education
This week at the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about the need for higher standards, reductions in “overtesting,” fostering innovation in students, and skepticism over the NCLB reauthorization.
✧ Kentucky Teens Raise Their Voices
A group of Kentucky teens are are struggling to pass a bill that would allow local school boards to include a student on committees that screen candidates for superintendent jobs.
✧ VIVA Teachers at Today’s Teaching & Learning Conference 2015
VIVA Teacher Lesley Hagelgans spoke on a panel alongside US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning at the Teaching & Leading Conference 2015, where teachers from across the country are coming to share their work, grow their skills, and get inspired. Here’s Lesley’s latest VIVA blog: Crafting a New Career Ladder for teachers.
— Maddie (@maddief) March 13, 2015