Challenge quality of Pleasant Valley education
Why are our children being instructed by so many substitutes each year? Why do teachers need so many trainings ... How many other schools are actually using this program? Is it true that sixth-grade students scored 27 percent on a comprehension test ...
Is it time to return 6th grade to elementary?
There are some LAUSD elementary schools that have 6th grade ... Elementary teachers are better trained and better prepared to remediate skills that are not mastered. A principal of mine used to say, “Bring the students up to grade level and introduce ...
Sixth grade final exam: Sleeping with teacher?
It’s worth reading the entire AP article for the individual stories of women being forced to repeat a course — sometimes several times — when they refuse to sleep with their teacher for a passing grade ... This is especially weird because “The ...
Why Teachers Deserve Tenure
Violet Nichols, then, is the shining example of why teacher tenure exists. And Nichols, a veteran sixth-grade teacher in Fairfax, has finally won her battle with a district and principal who seemed determined, for unclear reasons, to get rid of Nichols.
Tools of the trade: Parish teachers review tech skills
“The earlier on you can immerse students in technology, the sooner they become used to using it so they are more prepared when they need to use it in the future,” said Bell, who is a first-year sixth grade ... If a teacher were to question why they ...