As a former special education student, I was quite pleased that the Center on Education Policy found that special education students have been making academic gains in most states since 2006. The bad news, however, is that special education students are still performing far below their peers. Of course many people are not surprised by
Districts across the country are struggling to meet the needs of their students with fewer resources due to the current economic realities. Some districts have had to reduce the number of school days, while others have had to reduce the number of teachers. Before laying off teachers, keep in mind that out-of-field teaching continues to be
When my kids were little, I didn’t know a lot about how they learned to read. Their teachers sent home notes saying it was important to read to them and for them to read out loud. Trying to be the perfect parent that I wanted to be, I read to them and they read to me.
What impact does the teacher in the classroom across the hall have on your child’s achievement? Not much you’re probably thinking. Actually, you may be surprised to learn you would be wrong. As a matter of fact, if the teacher across the hall is highly effective, that teacher is probably having a positive effect on