Freeda Pirillis, a first grade teacher in Chicago Public Schools, was a member of the very first VIVA Idea Exchange, Voices from the Classroom. For the last three years, she has been working with the Chicago Teachers Union to develop Common Core curricula. As she describes in this story on Chicago Public Radio, she was
NEA is hosting a new VIVA Idea Exchange looking at time in school.
Jim Barnhill thinks it’s time to stop fighting, take responsibility, and work together to improve education for our students.
Classroom teachers recommend ways to narrow achievement gaps in Gateway Cities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 11, 2013 CONTACT: Laura Barrett, MTA, 617-878-8267 Download the Report The state’s largest teachers union has released recommendations from teachers in low-income urban districts about ways to help narrow student achievement gaps, including replacing “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies that lead
So much of the chatter in education policy these days is shaped by the goal of getting rid of bad teachers. While that is something we certainly should do, shouldn’t we spend a lot more time thinking about getting as many good teachers as possible into our nation’s classrooms? What about thinking about how to