Kentucky teacher shares KCAS experience in Education Week Jan 31st

Kentucky teacher shares KCAS experience in Education Week – kentuckyteacher.org Natalie McCutchen, a Hope Street Group 2013-2014 fellow and  a 7th grade Math at Franklin Simpson Middle School in the Simpson County School District, shared her thoughts and experience on implementing the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) in Education Week this week. McCutchen’s column, “Standards: A […]
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Wake superintendent credits “transparency” for passage of bond issue Jan 30th

Wake superintendent credits “transparency” for passage of bond issue – districtadministration.com Wake County Superintendent Jim Merrill is attributing “transparency and openness” with helping persuade voters to approve the $810 million school construction bond issue in October. Merrill talks about the bond campaign in an article in the January edition of District Administration magazine that looks […]
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An Examination of Preservice Teachers' Intentions to Pursue Careers in Special Education Jan 30th

An Examination of Preservice Teachers' Intentions to Pursue Careers in Special Education – jte.sagepub.com An understanding of one’s intention to pursue a career related to special education is crucial yet there is limited research in this area. This study examined factors that influence teacher candidates’ intention to pursue a career in special education by surveying […]
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Don’t Use Khan Academy without Watching this First – Jan 29

In previous posts, I have summed up my position on Khan Academy as follows: Khan Academy teaches only one part of mathematics—procedures—and that isn’t the most important part. Writing about mathematics, developing a disposition for mathematical thinking, demonstrating a conceptual understanding of mathematical topics are all more important than procedures. That said, procedures are still important, and […]
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At the Chalk Face: On Public Schools and Common Core: Graff’s Critique of Ravitch Jan 29th

At the Chalk Face: On Public Schools and Common Core: Graff’s Critique of Ravitch – nepc.colorado.edu/blog P.L. Thomas Source:  At the Chalk Face Are U.S. public schools failing, and if so, will implementing Common Core and next-generation tests as part of school accountability correct those failures? At Valerie Strauss’s The Answer Sheet, Gerald Graff, an […]
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Gary Rubinstein’s Blog: The Suggestions of the New NY Education Reform Commission Jan 29th

Gary Rubinstein’s Blog: The Suggestions of the New NY Education Reform Commission – nepc.colorado.edu/blog Gary Rubinstein Source:  Gary Rubinstein’s Blog In April, 2012, The New NY Education Reform Commission was created by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The members of the committee are a diverse group ranging from high profile ‘reformers’ like Waiting For Superman hero Geoffrey […]
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Common Science Standards Slow to Catch On in States Jan 28th

Common Science Standards Slow to Catch On in States – edweek.org Preoccupation with implementing the common core for math and literacy is an oft-cited obstacle in states to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.   Continue Reading Common Science Standards Slow to Catch On in States – edweek.org
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Schooling Rebooted Jan 26th

Schooling Rebooted – http://educationnext.org/ Today’s education technology holds immense promise, but what matters more than the tools themselves are how they are used in schools and in classrooms. In Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age, Frederick M. Hess and Bror Saxberg argue that educators have tended to think of adopting technology as a way to […]
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International Education: Raising Asian Awareness of the Holocaust Jan 26th

International Education: Raising Asian Awareness of the Holocaust – nytimes.com/ The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Center, formed in 2011, is working to promote education about the Holocaust.       Continue Reading International Education: Raising Asian Awareness of the Holocaust – nytimes.com/
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5th Kansas district leaves main teachers union Jan 24th

5th Kansas district leaves main teachers union – edweek.org   Continue Reading 5th Kansas district leaves main teachers union – edweek.org
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