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Better tests don’t lead to better teaching, study finds

Hechinger Report - November 13, 2017 1421

Ever since the federal government mandated annual testing for U.S. public school children in 2001, educators (and parents) have fretted over whether too much class time has been allocated to drilling and preparing students for standardized tests. Unfortunately, there’s very little research on test prep and its effect on teaching quality. Teaching quality is a […]


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How preschool teachers feel about science matters, new research finds

Hechinger Report - November 07, 2017 1134

Whether or not preschool teachers offer science lessons and activities in their classrooms depends largely on how comfortable they are in the topic, according to new research from Michigan State University. Teachers in the study “were very nervous that they were going to teach science inaccurately to children,” said Hope Gerde, an associate professor of […]


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Love Ed Week & The PBS NewsHour. Their Episode On Teachers Pay Teachers – Not So Much | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - January 10, 2018 743

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL Love Ed Week & The PBS NewsHour. Their Episode On Teachers Pay Teachers – Not So Much January 9, 2018 by Larry Ferlazzo | The PBS NewsHour and Ed Week regularly produce great segments on education and regularly share them here. However, I watched their piece tonight on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT), and was less than impressed. Listen, I understand that they only have a few minutes to cover a story, but this is not the first time a media piece on Teachers Pay Teachers, in my humble opinion, missed several key issues (some of my critiques are similar to the ones I voiced when The New York Times published a profile on the business – see .