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Denver’s first teachers strike in 25 years will come to an end after a record-setting, all-night bargaining session produced a new compensation. Denver educators described empowerment, fatigue, relief, and in some cases residual frustration.
In Texas, everything’s big…even frustration with school finance. Governor Abbot has educational funding in his sights – so much so that he’s declared a state of emergency for education! “Our mission begins with our students,” Abbott said concerning his legislative priorities. He cites two stats: only 40 percent of third-graders are reading at grade level… Continue reading Frustrated with Texas school finance? This is how revolutions start.
What Are Open Educational Resources? Open educational resources (OER) are open and free instructional materials not restricted by licensing. Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. There is no universal usage of open file formats in OER. McGraw-Hill… Continue reading Far-Reaching Deal , McGraw-Hill and Open Educational Resources
ffyf.org – According to a new bipartisan poll commissioned by First Five Years Fund (FFYF), voters say a divided Congress should have no bearing on lawmakers’ ability to pass meaningful legislation supporting early childhood education. [one_third_first][/one_third_first][one_third] Regardless of party, the polls are in: voters want #ece investments, improvements, and increases. The majority rules, it’s time… Continue reading New National Poll Shows Voters Want Congress to Act on Early Childhood Education