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Give Common Core Time to Work

Written on: March 3rd, 2014 in Education

Recent criticism of Common Core by teachers unions, long some of its biggest supporters, is understandable.  It has caused alarm in the media and in the education community. Great ideas – like higher standards for students – only stay great when they are implemented well and, in some cases, teachers believe they have not been. […]

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Guest Post: Joseph Masiello, 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year

Written on: October 17th, 2011 in EducationGuest Posts

Last October, Joseph Masiello — a sixth grade language arts teacher from Cab Calloway School of the Arts in the Red Clay Consolidated School District — was named State Teacher of the Year for 2011. As this year’s 20 nominees prepare for Tuesday night’s award banquet when they will learn who will be the 2012 […]

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How Much Difference Does a Teacher Make?

Written on: November 2nd, 2010 in Education

Were there any teachers that helped shape your life? Teachers that – in the words of Joseph Masiello, Delaware’s new Teacher of the Year – made you feel like you could soar? An exceptional teacher can make a world of difference for a child’s future. Good teachers do far more than impart knowledge – they […]

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