By Paul Toner, President of The VIVA Project Last weekend in The New York Times, Mokoto Rich wrote that “school districts have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers,” thanks to an improving US economy. In an op-ed to the Times three days later, Can We Interest You in Teaching?, Frank
by Paul Toner, President of the VIVA Project An update of the ESEA is long overdue, and this week, the Senate has a real chance to improve it with the following bipartisan amendments based on the wisdom and input of classroom educators, written in collaboration with the Teaching Policy Fellows at
In this tech-centric world, we often sacrifice authentic and meaningful connections. However, as Jennifer Reinhardt explains, New Voice Strategies harnesses technology to our advantage to create a global community and offer “a powerful platform from which to support, connect, promote, and learn from one another.”
When the Colorado General Assembly convenes in the new year, it will be considering legislation governing educator licensure. The Colorado Education Association (CEA) strongly believes the experience and insights of educators are critical to shaping any changes to Colorado’s licensing system. For that reason, last week, CEA launched a VIVA Idea Exchange to seek member input on
For the week of Sept. 27, 2013, New Voice Strategies staff and VIVA Teachers from around the country submitted posts for a guest series on the prominent Eduwonk blog. Read excerpts below and click the links to read the entire posts. My Transition from the Classroom to Amplifying Teacher Voice by Xian Barrett, New Voice
Newtown resident Katherine Doerr Morosky gives us a glimpse at how her community is “letting love win.”
Common Core State Standards
Our next project, the VIVA Arizona Charter School Teachers Idea Exchange, launches Monday, April 16.
Charter school teachers from across Arizona will have the chance to share their ideas about the state’s implementation of Common Core standards. Do you know any charter teachers in Arizona? Tell them about VIVA. They can log on to http://vivaAZcharters.socialsphere.com to share their voice. Arizona Superintendent John Huppenthal and State Board of Education President Jaime Molera are anxious to hear what the charter teachers have to say. See the VIVA Teachers flier for more information about how to get involved.
Glenn Morehouse Olson for writing a commentary for the Minnesota Educator in which she says she has “never felt so empowered in (her) life.” Hers was one of two articles in the union newspaper. The other offers details of the VIVA Minnesota teachers’ recommendations for principal evaluations. ABC Newspapers for interviewing VIVA Minnesota teachers about their report: “360