Tag Archives: K through 12

7 More NCLB Waivers Approved by Obama Adminstration

  New to my inbox this afternoon is this announcement: Obama Administration Approves Seven More NCLB Flexibility Requests – 32 States and DC Now Approved for Waivers 07/19/2012 09:11 AM EDT The Obama administration today approved seven more requests for … Continue reading

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Effective learning – what are the ingredients? « NotesFromNina

This blog was in my inbox this morning. There is some great information here for starting the new school year, or any new class of students–K-12 or postsecondary.  The point is that all learners are different, but each deserves the … Continue reading

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Online Learning Source for Fall 2012

This item showed up in my inbox today. There is information related to professional development, continuing education, use of social network tools in education, and much more. If you use technology to learn or teach, the VHS Collaborative offers a … Continue reading

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“You can go to jail, but not to Yale.”

This article details the frustrations teachers and parents face when state politics and faulty funding distribution formulas functionally run the educational environment instead of real need. One parent at an Education Cost Sharing Task Force Meeting in Bridgeport, Connecticut, stated: … Continue reading

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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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Edutopia News | July 3, 2012

From Edutopia. To a teacher, even the 4th of July has teachable moments! Happy 4th to all my American readers! July 3, 2012 5 Teachable Moments for the 4th of July 1. Teach Democracy It’s a presidential election year, and … 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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Teach the Person, Not the Subject « Teaching/Management

To many of you reading the title of this blogger’s post, the first reaction is probably “duh!” To others, this will be a novel approach. But the key to teaching and learning has always been personalization. Many of us who … 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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