Category Archives: Education Reports

Comparing U.S. Educational Progress to Education Around the World

Below are some recently published results from the National Center for Education Statitstics’ databases. The international assessments Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are used to … Continue reading

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4th of July Post from The Nation’s Report Card

A Facebook post from The Nation’s Report Card proudly announced that 50% of 4th graders answered the following question correctly. My reaction is: ONLY 50%??!! We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they … Continue reading

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2012 i3 Development Competition

For those of you interested in education grants, it seems the pre-application process is over for this one, but the results should help with formulating next year’s proposal competition. Keep an eye on this. It could be big. 124 Applicants … Continue reading

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Distance-Educator.com e-Newsletter – 7/2/12 « Virtual School Meanderings

Sharing abstracts on research on digital/virtual education from today’s  blog on Virtual School Meanderings.  Titles include: Between Purpose and Method: A Review of Educational Research on 3D Virtual Worlds Linking theory to practice in learning technology research The development of … Continue reading

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Discovered the Office of Educational Technology! Free publications, research databases, and more!

Short and sweet: Got “followed” on Twitter by someone following the Office of Ed.Tech, a site I didn’t know about.  I checked out some of the information available. As an example, Understanding the Implications of Online Learning for Educational Productivity is … Continue reading

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NZC Online Newsletter June 2012

Originally posted on Virtual School Meanderings:
And a third Kiwi item… You’re receiving this newsletter because you signed up at NZC Online. NZC Online Update – June 2012 Each month we bring you an email update with information, links, strategies,…

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U.S. Department of Education Provides Guidance to Help School Bus Drivers Combat Bullying | U.S. Department of Education

According to the U.S. Department of Education, school bus drivers don’t feel they have the skills or knowledge to deal with bulling behaviors on the part of the riders. According to the National Association for Pupil Transportation, materials were published … Continue reading

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High School and College Dropout: A Report from ETS and an Interview with Bill Gates

Earlier, I came across a post from ETS in LinkedIn. The post pointed to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that was an interview with Bill Gates on college dropout. At the end of the article was a … Continue reading

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Teacher Talk: Assessment of Science Education with Technology

The post from Teacher Talk emphases the importance of science skills learned and still to be mastered in our nation’s schools. Digital technology helps students learn, but technology can also be used to assess learning. In science, the use of … Continue reading

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