Are You Following Diane Ravitch’s Blog?

Diane Ravitch, a major watchdog of educational policy and practice, has a discussion blog at  Join in the discussions or just read what others have to say about important issues in education.

Here’s a post that caught my attention on Facebook today about “turnaround schools.”  Is money really being spent appropriately for the best student outcomes? You decide…


Teaching About Writing

Here is the link to a blog post on writing from the National Council of Teachers of English ( It sets up a series of guidelines for teaching writing in the context of English classes, including checklists for self-editing and other pointers for teachers.  There are also resources through the links to additional information and ideas.  If you teach English at any level, this is a great blog to follow.