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Responding To Tennessee State Representative Craig Fitzhugh

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I couldn’t let this column by state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh (D-TN) titled, “Virtual Schools Bad for Education Reform” go by without responding. It was so full of errors I almost didn’t know where to start. I don’t know Rep. Fitzhugh, so I won’t suggest he was intentionally misleading readers. I’ll just give him the benefit of the doubt and presume that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Let me attempt to dissect it.

The Name Game

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It’s silly season again, and I’m not referring to the Republican primaries. No, I’m thinking about the all-out battle for proponents and opponents of “reform” to stick a nasty label on the other side and claim the mantle of truth and goodness for themselves. This is nothing new, of course (Sean Cavanagh had a smart piece in Ed Week about this in March). But the battle continues apace.

1.5 million reasons to get a grip on digital learning: Q+A with ISTE’s Don...

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Susan Sawyers is a multimedia journalists and social media strategist. Sawyers conducted a Q & A with Donald G. Knezek CEO of ISTE, who is preparing for their annual conference in Philadelphia next week.

A Reason to Go To School

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Andrew Miller provides a few great examples of why students have a reason to go to school.

Feature School: Northwest Passage

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We need to pursue a system of public education that endorses schools like Northwest Passage and that embraces them as part the norm, rather than perpetuate a system that holds them at arm’s length.

Why Standards-Based Gradebooks & What Next?

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Standards-Based grade books can help ensure quality instruction and assessments for our students as long as there is a level of flexibility and rigor

Rethinking Time in Online Learning

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In online learning, we often tout how one of its best attributes is flexibility. We talk about how online learning will...

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