Education

February 20, 2017
  To the Teacher: This lesson includes a student reading and small group activities focusing on Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s Secretary of Education, and education reform. You may want to…
February 22, 2015
  To The Teacher: In January 2015, President Obama announced a plan - dubbed "America's College Promise" - to make two years of community college free to any high school graduate with a C+ average…
January 24, 2015
News: In his State of the Union Address on January 20, President Obama proposed what he calls "America’s College Promise."  It would provide free tuition for students to attend two years of community…
October 16, 2014
Learning Objectives Students will analyze the controversial Jefferson County (Jeffco) School Board statement apply the board’s proposed evaluation guidelines to selected events in U.S. history…
August 18, 2014
To the teacher:    Going to college in the United States has become increasingly expensive, forcing millions of Americans to take out student loans to pay for higher education.  But in today's…
March 12, 2013
Objectives Students will explore their thoughts and feelings about high-stakes testing. Students will learn more about the origins of high-stakes tests and how they differ from low-stakes or…
July 23, 2011
by Alan Shapiro "In terms of how we evaluate schooling, everything is about working by yourself. If you work with someone else, it's called cheating. Once you get out in the real world, everything…
August 23, 2010
"Let the main object of this, our didactic, be as follows: To seek and to find a method of instruction, by which teachers may teach less, but learners may learn more." —Comenius, "The Great Didactic…
June 16, 2010
To the Teacher The Texas Board of Education's recent decision to change social studies standards for the Texas curriculum generated a national controversy. The reading below introduces students to…
September 2, 2009
For over a year now, we've been hearing alarming reports about the economy. People have lost their jobs, homes have been foreclosed on, and many families have had to cut back in one way or another.…