Peggy Barmore

Peggy Barmore is a freelance writer, living in Albany, NY. She is a 2014 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from the State University of New York at Albany. She has more than three decades of experience in organizational communication, including more than 20 years in public higher education and education labor unions. Contact her at

Recent Stories

What should new teachers know before they set foot in a classroom?

States turn to the experts: Teachers themselves

Matt Stuve tries out the latest in smart televisions from Apple in one of five innovative smart classrooms at Ball State.

Teachers colleges struggle to blend technology into teacher training

Digital fluency of young teacher candidates can be an obstacle rather than an asset

Elaine Wynn, right, chair of the board of directors for Communities In Schools, congratulates Talitha Halley. In the years since Halley fled Katrina, the organization helped her realize her goal of graduating from Howard University.

What we can learn from the Katrina children who thrived after disaster

Ten years after hurricane, some students have unexpected success

Common Core tests were supposed to be immune to test prep. So why are kids spending weeks prepping anyway?

Third-graders’ reaction to timed tests: “Oh, I can’t do this. There’s no way I can do it.”