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The Teacher Pay Debate (Part 3): Implementing Incentives

The U.S. can't afford to continue to increase teacher pay in accordance with an ineffective, outdated compensation model. It's time to financially incentivize teachers who are high-performing, willing to work twelve months, and serve in high demand areas and subjects. Read More ›
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The Teacher Pay Debate (Part 2): Examining Teacher Pay

Before jumping on the increase-teacher-pay bandwagon, several factors influencing teacher pay need to be understood. These include the seniority-based salary calculation system, the nine-month work year, and the higher demand for expertise in technical subjects. Read More ›
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The Teacher Pay Debate (Part 1): Why the Debate?

How can we pay teachers more? The premise of the question is teachers are not adequately paid, a frequently heard argument. But what is the reality? Read More ›
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Differentiated Instruction — Easier Than Most Teachers Realize

When asked by administrators to differentiate instruction within their classrooms, teachers typically feel overwhelmed at what they believe to be a daunting, if not an impossible, task. However, differentiated instruction may not be as difficult as most think. Read More ›
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A Mass Educational Exodus

School closures began last March, and today over half of K-12 public schools remain closed to in-person learning. It is estimated that upwards of three million students have cut ties with schooling. Read More ›
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School Choice (Part 1): An In-Depth Look

Over 42.2 million K-12 students do not have school choice unless their parents can afford expensive private school tuition, or at least one parent can stay at home to provide the necessary supervision and academic support for homeschool learning. Read More ›
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Americas School System
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Election Implications for Education

Although other issues, such as the economy, coronavirus, law and order (or the lack thereof), healthcare, and a host of climate-related topics, have taken center stage, the election has implications for education. Read More ›
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Why Do Singapore Students Outperform the Rest of the World?

Research reveals that the most significant influence on student academic achievement is the quality of the teacher in the classroom. Singapore has the highest performing children in the world. Is it possible they have the best teachers? What is Singapore doing dramatically different that the U.S. can emulate? Read More ›