The Government Shutdown and Education

Several government-run education websites are offline, and U.S. Department of Education Twitter accounts posted messages early today saying the accounts won’t be updated during the shutdown — but what effect will the shutdown have on students and schools? According to POLITICO, as long as the shutdown is resolved quickly, the effects should be minimal. “A longer…

Tony Mullen: This Is Critical Core Knowledge

What content knowledge is truly important to teachers? Greenwich alternative high school teacher and 2009 National Teacher of the Year Tony Mullen shares his thoughts in a piece for pre-service teachers at Mercy College. This year will be more challenging for both teachers and students because we have become a nation obsessed with standardized test…