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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- It’s that time of year when best and worst lists are compiled — and that’s no easy task when it comes to education in 2017. A lot has happened since President Trump took the oath of office and Betsy DeVos was confirmed a
If you read the blog regularly, you know we are following the reports of Phyllis Bush as she battles cancer with wit and grit. Phyllis is one of the most intrepid warriors for public education in the privatization-mad state of Indiana. In this instal
Joe Fatheree on episode 207 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Global Teacher Prize finalist Joe Fatheree talks about what great teachers do. He
A fairytale romance.VIEW GALLERY A rockstar and a party girl falling in love, settling down and starting a family sound like a fairytale, but that’s Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s reality. The Nicole that America fell in love wit
A federal jury on Monday rejected a lawsuit by a prominent conspiracy theorist who claimed Florida Atlantic University fired him for his views, and in doing so violated his First Amendment rights. The university fired James Tracy, a tenured associate
Mississippi opened the Civil Rights Museum this past weekend, a significant event in the history of the state that was somewhat overshadowed by the presence of President Trump, who activists say is no champion of civil rights. Some of the guests, inc
States fell short on setting goals, figuring how to fix struggling schools, and making school ratings systems understandable to parents, a Bellwether Education Partners analysis concluded.States fell short on setting goals, figuring how to fix strugg
If you read the blog regularly, you know we are following the reports of Phyllis Bush as she battles cancer with wit and grit. Phyllis is one of the most intrepid warriors for public education in the privatization-mad state of Indiana. In this instal
Many of the most valuable jobs of tomorrow depend on STEM education happening in todays classrooms. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million IT jobs available but only 400,000 computer science graduates
In November 2017, a presentation of Earthlearningidea activities was made in the Geopark of Central Catalonia. The activities were included as part of the training programme for tourist promoters working within the Geopark.  The photos have
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel!VIEW GALLERY Hanukkah has officially begun! You get to spend eight days with your family eating delicious food and exchanging gifts. Kayla Moore is already trying to get ahead of the game by claiming her one Jewish friend, b
Oberlin College has been showing signs of strain as leaders of the well-off liberal arts college in Ohio seek to close a multimillion-dollar budget deficit driven by lower-than-expected enrollment this year. The strain became evident most recently wh
Basil Marin on episode 206 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Basil Marin @basil_marin takes us on a journey to help at risk children with
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s track record for picking leaders of his city’s school system, the nation’s third largest, just took a new hit. In 2015, the woman whom he selected, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, resigned amid a major
President Donald Trump has tapped Frank Brogan, who served as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education.President Donald Trump has tapped Frank Brogan, who served as former Florid
Her family is demanding answers.VIEW GALLERY 18-year-old Dutch Model Ivana Smit had only just begun modeling when her life was brutally cut short. After moving to Malaysia at the age of five, she built a portfolio working for big names, including hig
Steven Singer is steamed. He read a Commentary by Betsy DeVos in Education Week in which she pretends to be a champion of children with disabilities. You dont have to have a long memory to remember that she testified at her Senate hearing last year t
Fifty years after the civil rights movement, we have a new civil rights crusade the Black Lives Matter movement, inspired by the 2013 acquittal of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s murderer, and galvanized by the 2014 Ferguson protests against p
The Department of Education's inspector general said Monday that review of student loan relief applications known as borrower-defense claims should resume after months without a single ruling from the Trump administration. The Office of Inspe
Lawmakers say they support the program for children who aren't covered by Medicaid, but they haven't come up with a funding plan since federal funds ran out Sept. 30.Lawmakers say they support the program for children who aren't covered by Medicaid,
Vicki Davis on episode 205 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter When I first started teaching, I used to believe some things about the profession that I just dont believe an
LFA organizations are concerned that the tax reform measures that have passed the Senate and House would seriously undermine public education funding by eliminating state and local tax deductions and harm educators who deduct their out-of-pocket expe
The new Earthlearningidea today is 'Interpret Earth temperatures from simulated deep-sea and ice cores' This activity uses sweets to simulate oxygen isotope ratios in cores.This is an activity to plot Earths temperature indications from mock ice and
She's not quite Anastasia Steele.VIEW GALLERY Dakota Johnson. You’ve definitelyheard of her. She is the daughter of two well-known famous actors, Melaine Griffith and Don Johnson. She followed the most likely career path for her. Acting. As
Steven Singer is steamed. He read a Commentary by Betsy DeVos in Education Week in which she pretends to be a champion of children with disabilities. You dont have to have a long memory to remember that she testified at her Senate hearing last year t
The Trump administration seems determine to unravel much of what the Obama administration did, including its crackdown on predatory for-profit colleges which was aimed at protecting students as well as as the federal student aid system. This post exp
Insider Higher Ed is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 #IHEreaderschoice award: The Making of Jane Austen, by Devoney Looser, a professor of English at Arizona State University. The book was published by Johns Hopkins University Press, which
The Minnesota Democrat and member of the Senate education committee announced Wednesday that he was stepping down in the face of allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women.The Minnesota Democrat and member of the Senate education committee
A sponsored review of a tool I'm using to teach programming. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Augmented reality is here. Finally! When Google Docs came out, I stopped everything and let all of my classes
Who runs the world?Shutterstock It’s Christmas time and even though everyone over the age of 13 knows that Santa Claus isn’t real we all still have to keep the facade on for the younger generation. It’s part of why this
John Kuhns powerful and passionate 2-minute video about inequitable funding has gone viral! Released days ago, it has already had nearly 900,000 views! Help it pass one million! Watch, tweet, post, share. http://bit.ly/JohnKuhnNPEJustice . And the NP
Hundreds of Southern California schools shut down this week as a result of at least a half dozen raging wildfires, stretching from north of Los Angeles to San Diego County. It’s the second time in two months that fires have disrupted the sc
Many at the University of Oklahoma are condemning anti-gay remarks made by a member of the university's board. NewOK reported that Kirk Humphreys, a member of the Board of Regents, said on a talk show, "Is homosexuality right or wron
School districts wondering about the legal implications of a major special education court case now have some help from the U.S. Department of Education.School districts wondering about the legal implications of a major special education court case n
Enrique Cachafeiro on episode 204 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Several virtual reality options are available for classrooms. Todays guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks a
Kris Jenner is on it. VIEW GALLERY When it comes to the Kardashians, any milestone is a major event. A birthday party turns into an extravaganza and of course, Christmas becomes Kristmasonce Kris Jenner gets her hands on it. The Kardashian/Jenner fam
John Kuhns powerful and passionate 2-minute video about inequitable funding has gone viral! Released days ago, it has already had nearly 900,000 views! Help it pass one million! Watch, tweet, post, share. http://bit.ly/JohnKuhnNPEJustice . And the NP
Erin Thesing is an elementary school teacher who worked for several years at schools in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. before she applied this summer for a dream job at an international school in Paris, where she had long wanted to live. She had no
A New York State Supreme Court justice last month dismissed a legal challenge to the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israeli academic institutions, finding that the plaintiff demonstrated neither injury nor the standing to sue. Th
The Republican bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would end two types of loan forgiveness that teachers can currently use, including Public Service Loan Forgiveness.The Republican bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would end two t
Dave Harms on episode 208 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter History teacher David Harms uses simulations to teach history. Whether it is World War 1, 2, the Cold War or t
Not your average tutorials.VIEW GALLERY 2017 has been a crazy year for the beauty industry. This year in particular, makeup brands (hello Fenty Beauty and HudaBeauty) have stepped up in the hopes of finally making inclusivity a priority. 2017 has als
Gary Rubinstein knows Michael Johnston from his days in Teach for America. He wishes Mike would stop telling tall tales about the school he briefly ran. Mike said that the school he ran had a 100% graduation rate and college acceptance rate. Gary poi
  Charles Sampson has been the superintendent of the Freehold Regional High School District in New Jersey for 6 years — and is a parent of four children. The Freehold district, located in western Monmouth County, educates about 11,
Today on the Academic Minute, Cindy Strong, professor of chemistry at Cornell College, examines fragments of ancient pottery to reveal different cultures. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. Is this diversity newsletter?: Hide by line
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used the PIRLS results to make the case that American education needs a shake-up. Meanwhile, her reaction to the increase in graduation rates was more muted, especially compared to the Obama administration's.U.
Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers on episode 202 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Children as young as four can start coding, but not in ways you might think. Today, Dr. Marina Um
Our fave #BachelorNation pair.VIEW GALLERY Honesty is the best policy, so let’s be real for a moment: we weren’t always in favor of Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo. Bryan wasn’t a fave on The Bachelorette, his legacy ec
Gary Rubinstein knows Michael Johnston from his days in Teach for America. He wishes Mike would stop telling tall tales about the school he briefly ran. Mike said that the school he ran had a 100% graduation rate and college acceptance rate. Gary poi
In the fall, Benzie Central High School in Michigan was planning to do a theater production of a play about love and loss titled “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani, which contains mature content. When the school board got wind of it,