Back to School: Scholastic's Kid Reporters Interview President Obama

President Obama talks the Constitution with Scholastic’s student reporters Topanga Sena and Jacob Schroeder as part of a 7-part interview. Two of the interview clips are featured here, watch all seven clips here. »

End Homophobic Bullying? Anti-Gay Allegations Won't Stop Michelle Rhee From Speaking at Church Conference

Best known for her claim to put "Students First" and more controversially, to use student standardized test scores to evaluate teacher performance, Michelle Rhee will likely go ahead with plans to speak on Friday, August 12, 2011, at the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek, a conference held at a Chicago-area "mega-church." ...Rhee's continued participation at the conference and lack of any s... »

(AUDIO) K12NN Talks to Sabrina Stevens-Shupe About the Save Our Schools March & Conference

Listen as a former Colorado teacher, Sabrina Stevens-Shupe, talks about the need to support public education and why the Save Our Schools march and conference were organized. The event is scheduled for July 28-31, 2011 in Washington, DC. »

Introducing Four New Contributors to K12NN

Two teachers, a student, and an independent scholar of religion and the First Amendment join K12NN as contributors. »

ZombieX: Kelly Gallagher Says Stop Readicide Now (Part 1 of an Interview)

ZombieX interviews one of the best English teachers in the state of California, Kelly Gallagher -- author of the book Readicide. What teach to the student looks like, as opposed to teach to the test. »

The Return of ZombieX: Rob Gaudette Teaches Beyond the Test

ZombieX returns to talk about how standardized testing narrows what kids learn and how they learn it. He celebrates Rob Gaudette, California Middle School Teacher of the Year, and observes Gaudette's creative teaching methods that stimulate critical thinking in all of his students. »

Introducing ZombieX: No Zombie Left Behind

Zombie X gives us his perspective on standardized testing and No Child Left Behind from the point of view of a 12-year old seventh grader who attends a public school. »

A Teachable Moment: Alexandra Wallace and Beau Sia On Asians in the Library (Of the World)

A thoughtless rant larded with casual racism against Asian Pacific Americans made and released in haste is repented (and riffed endlessly and even artfully) at leisure. The web *is* kinda permanent, isn't it? »

Banana 2: Asian Pacific American Bloggers Converge on Los Angeles Today

Education is key to the formation of a lot of APA communities. We chew it over and see where we go next at Banana 2: Asian Pacific American Bloggers Converge on Los Angeles Today. »

Chicago Public School Students Catch Rahm Emanuel's Falsehood

Students at the public Roger C. Sullivan High School in Chicago have taken a stand in support of Miguel del Valle in the city's mayoral election. They caught an inaccuracy in a mayoral debate made by frontrunner candidate and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel with regard to top-performing public high schools, none of which are charters. »

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