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The Charter School Craze: What the Movement Means for Public Education

The Charter School Craze: What the Movement Means for Public  Education     We all know that the United States public education system is not     doing well. Schools are closing left and right and last September,     the Chicago Teachers Union held its first strike in a quarter of a     century. The Teachers Union […]

Does Blended Learning Really Work?

Does Blended Learning Really Work?     If you have never heard of “blended learning,” it might surprise     you that this fancy-sounding name is little more than another way to     refer to online or computer-based education programs. The past 15     years have shown more and more reliance on computers and technology     as […]

Bullying: A Whole School Problem

With the number of bullying-related documentaries and case studies     that are sweeping the nation, it is no surprise that schools are     working hard to step up their game to wipe out bullying. But for     such a widespread issue, is it really that easy? Many approaches     have, up until recently, focused on […]

Responses to RTI – The Chicago School Reviews

Responses to RTI Author Sam Carter of TheChicagoSchoolReviews.com & ChicagoSchoolReviews.com It is no secret or surprise that many students struggle with the standard curriculum at any school. While this does not necessarily indicate a specific learning disability, it does mean that students who struggle need extra support. A form of support that has taken off over the […]

The Meaning of “High Stakes” in Standardized Testing

The Meaning of “High Stakes” in Standardized Testing Author Sam Carter of TheChicagoSchoolReviews.com & ChicagoSchoolReviews.com In both lower and upper school, the phrase “high stakes” means exactly what it sounds like: exams that have enormous consequences for the test takers. In the years following the passing of No Child Left Behind, high stakes testing became the legal […]

Early Childhood Education Budget Cuts – The Chicago School Reviews

Early Childhood Education Budget Cuts Author Sam Carter of TheChicagoSchoolReviews.com & ChicagoSchoolReviews.com When President Obama came into office, prospects for education looked promising. The President spoke of a vested interest in public education and, according to a recent NPR interview, particularly in early childhood education. However, the past two years have seen enormous drops in […]

Assessment: Towards a New Frontier

Author: Katherine Vazquez Assessment is a monumental part of any classroom, and it must be done accurately and frequently. Knowledge acquired, especially in the field of literacy, can often be quite difficult to gauge. That is why some of the greatest tools in a teacher’s arsenal, at least when it comes to assessment, are rubrics. […]

The Role of the Pedagogue in Technology Integration

The Role of the Pedagogue in Technology Integration Author Katherine Vazquez Electronic learning is revolutionizing both how students learn and how teachers teach. Teachers must strive to accommodate students who love to use platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and for whom “texting” has nothing to do with text books.  Although modern educational infrastructures support […]