10 Surprising Truths about Today’s Schools

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Outlines the following trends: 1) definition of school is changing; 2)schools are using some special-needs tools for all students; 3) teacher autonomy in the classroom is history; 4) students actually want a longer school day; 5) students are driving instructional practice; 6) new district-control techniques are forcing innovative schools to curb their enthusiasm; 7) scientifically based research is redefining the quality teacher; 8)administrators are morphing into politicians as they seek tech funding; 9)educational software is losing its sense of innovation; 10) tech-literate teachers aren't necessarily product integration experts.
Shorr, Pamela Wheaton
Scholastic Administrator
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