Education

I have had more than my share of memorable moments as a kindergarten teacher, but one sticks out in particular, when I helped open a small charter school several years ago. While it was wonderful to help realize the vision of the school’s founder, she...

I’m the fourth child in a family of six, and as my family grew and changed, we found ourselves making several moves across the state of Maryland. I was blessed to attend some very high quality private schools, but I also had my experience with...

Jeff Ibsen, West Hartford, Connecticut, is a retired middle school teacher, corporate labor relations and human resources manager, and former head of investigations for the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. In Connecticut, the recent rollout of the Common Core State Standards has engendered much...

Katherine Bassett, Executive Director, National Network of State Teachers of the Year In the last five years, there has been a great deal of interest in what constitutes effective teaching. States and school districts across the country are implementing new teacher evaluation systems with the goal...

Teachers are rightly expected to meet the needs of their students. There is much proper attention now to how we clarify teaching expectations, measure student growth against those expectations, and support teachers when the regular evaluation of their performance shows that help is needed. Teachers...

When Steven Foster penned the words “The Sun Shines Bright on My Old Kentucky Home…” I am sure he had no idea how powerful a message he would be sending us in today’s time. My beloved Kentucky has been known for decades for excellence in...