Two Steps Back for Modernizing the Teaching Profession in Florida Feb 28th

Two Steps Back for Modernizing the Teaching Profession in Florida – huffingtonpost.com By Shafeza Moonab and Alice Johnson Cain The growing national movement to elevate the teaching profession had the rug pulled out from under it this week when Florida released a portion of individual teachers’ performance evaluations to the public as a result of […]
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2,000 attend Discovery Education’s Future @Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition Feb 28th

2,000 attend Discovery Education’s Future @Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition – districtadministration.com Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.   Continue Reading 2,000 attend Discovery Education’s Future […]
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An Examination of Preservice Teachers' Intentions to Pursue Careers in Special Education Feb 27th

An Examination of Preservice Teachers' Intentions to Pursue Careers in Special Education – jte.sagepub.com Dake Zhang, Qiu Wang, Mickey Losinski, Antonis Katsiyannis<br />Mar 1, 2014; 65:156-171<br />Article   Continue Reading An Examination of Preservice Teachers' Intentions to Pursue Careers in Special Education – jte.sagepub.com
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Google and Discovery Education Give Students an Inside Look at the Creative Process Behind Google Doodles Feb 26th

Google and Discovery Education Give Students an Inside Look at the Creative Process Behind Google Doodles – eschoolnews.com – LIVE Virtual Field Trip Highlights the Creative Process and Science Behind Google’s Logo Transformation – SILVER SPRING, Md. (February 25, 2014) – As part of the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition, Discovery Education and Google […]
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Turning Science Fair Project Turmoil on Its Head: From :( to :) Feb 26th

Turning Science Fair Project Turmoil on Its Head: From 🙁 to 🙂 – sciencebuddies.org Science fair projects let students learn, use, and demonstrate important science and reasoning steps, and the benefits of hands-on and active exploration compared to more passive modes of learning or rote memorization are well-documented. So why do so many parents scowl […]
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Maine House OKs virtual charter school moratorium Feb 26th

Maine House OKs virtual charter school moratorium – edweek.org   Continue Reading Maine House OKs virtual charter school moratorium – edweek.org
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Ohio STEM pilot, using NASA curriculum, exposes youth to tech–science careers Feb 24th

Ohio STEM pilot, using NASA curriculum, exposes youth to tech–science careers – districtadministration.com The STEM2Dream foundation in Hamilton was formed with the goal of providing a space for after-school programs related to STEM curriculum, as well as a place for educators to get additional training on teaching STEM courses. Read more » Journal-News   Continue […]
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Cyber-Charter Applicants Face Tougher Times in Pa. – Education Week Feb 23rd

Cyber-Charter Applicants Face Tougher Times in Pa. – Education Week – edweek.org State education officials cite a litany of reasons for rejecting a recent group of applications, highlighting potential governance problems as a major concern.   Continue Reading Cyber-Charter Applicants Face Tougher Times in Pa. – Education Week – edweek.org
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7 design principles for superintendent evaluations Feb 21st

7 design principles for superintendent evaluations – districtadministration.com All across the country, discussions around improving educator effectiveness and evaluation have become synonymous. Forces from state houses and federal agencies compel us to engage in the work of redesigning evaluation systems and to devise ways of using student outcomes as a significant part of that effort. […]
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The Next Generation of Leaders Feb 21st

The Next Generation of Leaders – huffingtonpost.com By Alex Fuentes As we honor our nation’s leaders on Presidents’ Day, few of us stop and think about our president as they were at age seven or 15, sitting in a classroom learning to read, reason, and write. I imagine our presidents, many with Ivy League degrees, […]
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