Tag: Teaching

How Jill Biden’s 30 Years of Teaching Experience Could Positively Impact Education in the US

If Dr. Jill Biden’s eight years spent as a second lady taught us anything, it’s that she’s committed to positively impacting the educational system in the United States. While her husband, Joe, served as Vice President, Dr. Biden continued to teach English at Northern Virginia Community College. When recently asked whether if she would still teach if Joe won the presidency, her answer was her answer was one of hopeful determination.

“I hope so. I would love to [continue to teach]. If we get to the White House, I’m gonna continue to teach,” she said in an interview with Rita

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Teaching unions condemn last minute schools guidance

Principal Cara Ackroyd cleans a classroom desk at Outwood Academy Shafton in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, as preparations are made before the start of the new term - Danny Lawson/ PA
Principal Cara Ackroyd cleans a classroom desk at Outwood Academy Shafton in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, as preparations are made before the start of the new term – Danny Lawson/ PA

Headteachers and union leaders have criticised last minute sweeping plans to enforce staggered rota systems on schools in lockdown regions just days before millions of pupils return to classes.

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its guidance about how schools in areas with worrying rises in coronavirus cases could send secondary school pupils home for two weeks at a time to study in an attempt to reduce infection rates.

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Over 1,000 sign petition demanding Woodland educators have distance teaching option

Over 1,000 people have signed a letter demanding that educators in the Woodland area be given the choice to work from home and facilitate distance learning with students.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in July that schools in counties on the COVID-19 watchlist, including Yolo County, would begin the year with distance learning. But, according to the Woodland Education Association, the Woodland Joint Unified School District is requiring staff members to work in-person at district worksites.

“The Woodland School Board cannot ignore the voices of the teachers and the community at large,” said Jen Drewek Shilen, president of the Woodland Education

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The US still does a wretched job of teaching Black history. An expert in African American history education explains how to fix it.

In American schools where Black history is taught, students often learn about historical figures including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman. But studies have shown that Black history education is often inadequate, superficial, and misinterpreted.
In American schools where Black history is taught, students often learn about historical figures including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman. But studies have shown that Black history education is often inadequate, superficial, and misinterpreted.

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  • The US doesn’t have federal requirements for teaching Black history in school curriculums, and only a handful of states have mandated it.

  • LaGarrett King, an African American History education expert and director of the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri, told Insider about a few different ways educators can work to fix that.

  • Existing

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Teaching safely in a pandemic

Henrik Christensen looks tired.

Ever since the Danish government decreed its youngest children could go back to school, the principal of Marie Mørks School has been up late, planning logistics and sorting how to communicate with the families he serves. The youthful father runs a private school 30 miles north of the Danish capital of Copenhagen, and, with a toddler at home and a 12-year-old at the local public school, he understands the anxiety around bundling kids off to school during a pandemic.

“Of course, you are a bit nervous,” Mr. Christensen says. “But the children have missed school and

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