Tag Archives: K through 12

On Special Education: “Disability.gov Update: Education Department Announces Major Change in How State Special Ed Programs Are Evaluated”

Here is the link to the topic that has truly upset me: Disability.gov Update: Education Department Announces Major Change in How State Special Ed Programs Are Evaluated. And here’s my commentary. I have not been a fan of Arne Duncan … Continue reading

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Seminar: Using Data: Improvement Planning at the School and District Level to Improve Achievement

Here is some information just received this in a newsletter from the U.S. Department of Education.    This webinar may be of particular interest to researchers and education leadership.  It is sponsored by WestEd, which usually has very high quality … Continue reading

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Duncan to Congress: Giving States Flexibility is Working | ED.gov Blog

Duncan to Congress: Giving States Flexibility is Working | ED.gov Blog. Duncan to Congress: Giving States Flexibility is Working Posted on February 7, 2013 by Cameron Brenchley Secretary Arne Duncan testified on Capitol Hill Thursday during a hearing on ESEA flexibility. Official Department … Continue reading

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More “Countdown” Activities from Digital Learning Day

I meant to post a series of lessons I received last night and today related to Digital Learning Day.  It’s just that I posted to the wrong blog!  Head on over to my other site and check out new activities … Continue reading

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On Learning and Community

An Edutopia blogger examines the link between school spirit and palpable learning, using John Dewey as the basis for discussion. Great commentary. Read on. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/school-spirit-discipline-sel-maurice-elias #educ_dr

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From Edutopia via My Inbox: Free Workshop!

  Found this in my inbox today, and thought I would share. Sounds like an interesting workshop! And the articles aren’t bad, either! Free Workshop! July 30 – August 31 Register for our upcoming five-week online workshop. It features tools, … Continue reading

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Global Learning Technology Conference « Virtual School Meanderings

From yesterday’s Virtual School Meanderings: July 24, 2012 Global Learning Technology Conference A friend of mine sent this along and asked that I share it with folks who may be in the area and wanting to attend. Dear Colleagues We want … Continue reading

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“Massively Open Online Courses”

I just read through a blog from Virtual School Meanderings. OK. I did more than read.  I downloaded, read, downloaded some more… There are some wonderful resources available from his site. The best part is, they are all free! Take … Continue reading

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Free Webinars and Tools for Teachers

The summer break is half over. You’ve been thinking about teaching despite “time off.” You may even have attended one or more professional development sessions, or taken classes or workshops. The link below contains links to register for two webinars … Continue reading

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All New StudentAid.gov

From this morning’s inbox: Weekly Update: All New StudentAid.gov ED is pleased to announce a new streamlined website and several social media tools that will make it easier for students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make … Continue reading

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