Thursday, December 13, 2007

TeacherMagazine Top Stories for the Week

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The Rankings Game
Magazine rankings of the best high schools serve only to reinforce the worst aspects of the current education environment, says AP English teacher Mary Tedrow.

NEA Ranks Teacher Salaries
California and South Dakota rank the highest and lowest of average teacher salaries, according to the National Education Association’s annual review.

Classroom Control Now a Training Focus
Education schools have begun to increase their focus on training aspiring teachers to handle disruptive students.

Extended-Day Payoffs Examined
Massachusetts’ Extended Learning Time Initiative is yielding successes, as school districts nationwide weigh similar moves.

Texas Educators Rethink College Prep
Teachers, professors, and education experts in Texas have developed a proposal aimed at reducing the number of students who go to college needing remedial work.

Evolution Debate Hits Florida Classrooms
Proposed revisions in state science standards spark debate about how evolution should be taught in Florida’s public schools.

The Three R’s and Organized Labor
The Wisconsin Legislature considers a proposal that would require teachers to incorporate the history of organized labor into their curriculum.

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