October 19, 2021

Scandinavian Retro Furniture

The cornerstone of Scandinavian design was laid around the 1950s (the term “Scandinavia” is used to describe these countries as a whole: Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland). At that time, the design was characterized by minimalism, functionalism and simplicity. The ideological underpinning was that everyday items should be intended not only for the rich and […]

Info 101 – Common Core State Standards and the Race to the Top

After more than a year of developing and building based on previously established standards for college and career preparation, the basic public common standards have been published. You need to know what … The standards were developed by the State School Leaders Council and the National Governors Association – with the participation of many teachers, […]

The Common Core Assessments: Demanding, Online-Only, and Controversial, Too

Common basic government standards for English/language arts and mathematics are now closer than ever to a school near you. That’s because 45 states and the District of Columbia joined them – some before the standards were written. However, the contradiction overshadows them, and now the chances that are associated with it. The tests, developed by […]

Why Teachers Are Taking to the Streets

Teachers’ morale has plummeted over the past decade, leading teachers to protest in the streets, along with widespread teacher shortages and far fewer students choosing a career in the classroom. But let’s start with the good news. The latest PDK survey showed that teacher support is the highest in 50 years, with 66% of respondents […]

Info 101: No Child Left Behind Morphs Into The Every Student Succeeds Act

News headline: Every Student Succeeds Act will replace the 2001 No Abandoned Child Act and become official after Obama’s signing on December 10. At the time, he called it a “Christmas miracle” and it would affect everyone. one in 50 million public school students and 3.4 million parent teachers and taxpayers. It’s been a long […]