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Graham, Bob; Weingarten, Randi – American Educator, 2018
Following a shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students from that school began to take matters into their own hands, meeting and networking on social media, speaking to the media, participating in vigils, organizing walkouts and demonstrations, establishing coalitions with others who share their outrage and goals, and…
Descriptors: Civics, Student Participation, Activism, Weapons
Weingarten, Randi; Snyder, Timothy; Allen, Danielle – American Educator, 2018
On January 10, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Albert Shanker Institute cosponsored a panel moderated by AFT President Randi Weingarten on the role that American education should play in responding to the threats confronting our democracy. Two leading public intellectuals, Timothy Snyder, the Richard C. Levin Professor of History…
Descriptors: Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values, Role of Education
Phillips, Vicki; Weingarten, Randi – American Educator, 2013
Teacher evaluation should address the complexity of teaching by assessing individual teachers and by helping them continuously improve. Constructive feedback, evidence from multiple sources, and high levels of support are all essential. The six steps to effective teacher development and evaluation presented in this article are: (1) Match high…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Feedback (Response), Expectation
Weingarten, Randi – American Educator, 2010
In a global knowledge economy, filling in the bubbles on a standardized test isn't going to prepare children to succeed in life. This is the time to shed the old conflicts and come together. In this article, the author suggests a new path forward--toward a 21st-century education system, a serious and comprehensive reform plan to transform U.S.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Teaching Methods