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1-6-20 Education in the News

Education Week--Chief Justice Warns That 'Civic Education Has Fallen By the Wayside'

U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. focused on civics education in his annual year-end report on the federal judiciary, saying "we have come to take democracy for granted, and civic education has fallen by the wayside."


Mark Walsh on December 31, 2019 6:33 PM


NY Times--What if Children Ran the School Lunchroom?

A new program lets students customize their meals, participate in taste tests and brainstorm ways to redesign their school cafeterias.


Anahad O’Connor| January 3, 2020


Chalkbeat--10 stories that defined K-12 education in the 2010s

Teacher evaluations. The Common Core. Betsy DeVos.

It’s been a tumultuous decade in education policy. The 2010s were marked by some sweeping efforts to change how schools function, from the introduction of new learning standards to a push to reduce school suspensions.


Matt Barnum, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee|   December 20, 2019


Edutopia--Creating Effective Professional Learning Communities

If managed well, these teams can help teachers innovate in the classroom and improve student outcomes.

Many teachers work to guide students to take academic risks that will help them learn. Can schools apply that idea to teacher learning as well?

The answer may be found in the collaboration achieved in professional learning communities (PLCs). PLCs—which harness “an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve”—are a common and proven practice to promote teacher collaboration that increases student achievement.


Andrew Miller|January 3, 2020

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