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LaSalle, Daniel – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
In this article, northeast Philadelphia teacher Daniel LaSalle describes the transition and struggle of leaving his past students and adjusting to a new school. He concludes that the highly contextualized knowledge of how to navigate, and be accepted in, a school culture is not something found in the latest journal articles or books on education.…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Students
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Lax, Zach – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
Teachers are natural problem solvers, and they should be using this quality to their advantage when it comes to solving the systemic issues that plague Philadelphia's education system. Many of the articles in this issue have already gone into great detail about what is happening in Philadelphia. Torch Lytle has provided a summary of the recent…
Descriptors: Teachers, Problem Solving, Urban Schools, Brainstorming
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Goren, Paul – Peabody Journal of Education, 2010
This essay provides an overview of the papers contained in this issue of the "Peabody Journal of Education." In it, the author notes for policymakers especially issues and concerns that emerge from the use of formative assessments geared towards education improvement. While the intent of such assessments is to lead to improved overall…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Formative Evaluation, Tests