Monthly Archives: July 2011

New Visions offering training, money to digital-minded teachers

A screenshot from Kelly Vaughan's Digital Teacher Corps submission. (Click to view.) A member of GothamSchools’ founding team, Kelly Vaughan returned to the classroom in 2009 — but she never abandoned the digital frontier. Now, to augment her full schedule as a middle school science teacher at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, Vaughan has applied to join a … Continue reading

Rise & Shine: In new poll, parents pan Bloomberg on schools

A new poll has 70 percent of parents disapproving of Mayor Bloomberg’s school handling. (Crain’s NY) A court date in the Shuang Wen School’s parent suit revealed details about charges there. (Daily News) The UFT’s class size suit was rejected on procedural grounds. (GothamSchools, NY1, Daily News, Post) Artists who make works for schools often … Continue reading

Remainders: Philly teacher admits to helping students with tests

A teacher admits to helping her students with state tests; “I wanted them to succeed.” (Notebook) A new book argues why even the best teaching can’t solve poverty or inequality. (Inside Higher Ed) A presentation by the DOE outlines the details of the ATR agreement. (Adobe Connect) A newspaper series highlights “the other welfare”: disability … Continue reading