Current Events in Education

5 Reasons To Consider Advising A Student Club – Education Article

One’s teaching career often goes through seasons. A young teacher year is often more like summer, filled with energy, fun ideas, and optimism. However, more experienced teachers may begin the school year recharged only to hit a wall by the end of Autumn, plunging into a winter-like rut for the remainder of a school year. Of course, there are many reasons why experienced teachers have low periods of energy and enthusiasm. We all have bad days and negative years. Many…

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The State of Sex Education in Alabama – Education Article

In Alabama abstinence is the best form of birth control, except when it is not.  Although the teenage pregnancy rate has dramatically decreased in the USA, Alabama remains a state where teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection are actually rising.   In Alabama abstinence is the best form of birth control, except when it is not. Click To Tweet In a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

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What Teacher Choice in PD Should Look Like – Education Article

We all know how it feels to attend a half-hearted PD session we don’t think will be useful in our classrooms. Maybe it’s the content that feels irrelevant or the structure of the session. Whatever the cause, teachers are tired of attending PD that doesn’t fit our personal needs or the needs of our school community. So, what should be done about it? Betsy DeVos has recently stated she supports Trump’s proposed budget that includes cutting the $2.35 billion Title…

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Activists in education are needed now more than ever – Education Article

The year: 1980 Activists in education are needed now more than ever. I was thirteen years old when I saw this coming. A smug ex-actor with Brylcreemed hair dropped a condescending line in a presidential debate. That isn’t a big deal by itself, especially when you consider how low the presidential decency bar currently is. But at the time, about four decades ago, I understood what was happening. In politics, substance and representation (moral obligation) was losing to style (sponsored…

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Dear Verizon: You Have Been Schooled! – Education Article

#ReverseTheFee! Remind.com recently announced that beginning on January 28, 2019, seven million Verizon customers would no longer receive texts from a free and beneficial education app known as Remind.   You may have been one of the millions of people who received the following email message from Remind.com:   Hi Laura, We’re sorry to write with disappointing news. Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text…

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Dissing the Family Crazies: A Christmas Story – Education Article

Ahhhh… the two weeks teachers wait for that never seem to get here fast enough. I was so ready to be done with 2018 I had a collection of white flags hidden in my desk that I found myself waving ever so slightly throughout that last week of school. So as I got off of winter break, I hastily tried to get caught up on everything that I’ve been behind on since July. Especially this year because I thought Christmas was…

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