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The National School Lunch Program

Government funded school lunch programs have long been a controversial topic. To combat the country’s childhood obesity epidemic and allay other potential health concerns, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama have instituted sweeping reform …

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The Two Basic Questions That Bystanders Ask Themselves (by Jim Dillon)

Jim Dillon has been an educator for over 35 years, including 20 years as a school administrator. While he was the principal of Lynnwood Elementary in New York, he developed the Peaceful School Bus Program, designed to prevent and reduce bullying, and subsequently published The Peaceful School Bus (Hazelden, 2008). The program is now being implemented in schools across the country. He is the author of No Place for Bullying: Leadership for schools that care for every student (Corwin, 2013). Jim is currently an educational consultant for Measurement Incorporated. He makes presentations and conducts workshops on a variety of educational topics, including instruction, classroom management, leadership, and supervision. Jim has presented at many local, state and national conferences. Ji…

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The Hidden Assumption (by Jim Dillon)

Jim Dillon has been an educator for over 35 years, including 20 years as a school administrator. While he was the principal of Lynnwood Elementary in New York, he developed the Peaceful School Bus Program, designed to prevent and reduce bullying, and subsequently published The Peaceful School Bus (Hazelden, 2008). The program is now being implemented in schools across the country. He is the author of No Place for Bullying: Leadership for schools that care for every student (Corwin, 2013). Jim is currently an educational consultant for Measurement Incorporated. He makes presentations and conducts workshops on a variety of educational topics, including instruction, classroom management, leadership, and supervision. Jim has presented at many local, state and national conferences. Ji…

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District Goes Ahead with Creationism Curriculum Proposal

Fifty years ago, students, parents and religious groups were up in arms when Darwin’s theory of evolution was added to the curriculum for public schools. Today, students, parents and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are up in arms over the Springboro Board of Education’s proposed plan to teach creationism. Despite protests, the Board decided to consider a proposal to teach creationism in Springboro, Ohio, schools.

The plan to teach creationism is part of a larger curriculum covering controversial issues. The proposal was first introduced in May 2013,and quickly

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The Summer Reading Flowchart: Young Adult Books! [Infographic]

It's summer again, and that means it's time for us to make sure students continue to read during their time off from school. Last year, Teach.com helped you navigate the world of literature with our Summer Reading Flowchart to encourage high school students to find what books would interest them. This year, with the wild success of such series as The Hunger Games, students in middle and high school are becoming more enthused about reading, and young adult books are more popular than ever before.

To help you navigate the plethora of young adult books out there, both classic and contemporary, we've put together another awesome guide--The Young Adults Summer Reading Flowchart!

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New York Imposes New Teacher Evaluations

On Saturday, June 2, the New York State Education Department imposed a new teacher evaluation system on New York City teachers. The controversial system evaluates teachers using multiple kinds of data, including principal observations and student test scores. Other school districts in New York had already adopted their own forms of the plan…
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