Alexandria Neason

Alexandria Neason is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She has contributed to Chalkbeat New York, WAMU’s Metro Connection, National Public Radio’s Ombudsman blog and other school-based publications. She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in 2010. Before arriving at Columbia, she taught high school English in Wahiawa, H.I.

Recent Stories

Terra Graves, a tech specialist from Washoe County, N.V., modeled the new technology training MOOC available to teachers nationwide after the Pathway to Nevada’s Future project, a statewide online training course she piloted from 2009-2011. The online course, shown above, trained 97 teachers from districts all over the state in technology integration in the classroom.

For rural school districts, where is new tech training available? Online, of course

ATLANTA – For teachers in rural areas, technology training for classrooms can be elusive. It’s one reason why swarms of teachers, smartphones in hand, crowded around a small table covered…

Controversial report paints grim picture of teacher education

Amid a national debate about tenure laws that can keep ineffective teachers in the classroom, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), an advocacy group, has turned the spotlight…

The ‘common’ in Common Core fractures as state support falters

The Common Core’s main selling point was that new, shared standards would ensure American students were learning at the same rates across state lines. Common standards – linked to common…