EduShyster: Holy State Takeover! Apr 30th

EduShyster: Holy State Takeover! – nepc.colorado.edu/blog EduShyster Source:  EduShyster Nine state takeover takeaways (because I ran out of time before I could come up with #10) Well that certainly didn’t take long. The official state takeover time piece barely registered two hours and the Holyoke Public Schools had officially entered a new state: taken over. If […]
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Lib Dems' free school meals plan Apr 30th

Lib Dems' free school meals plan – bbc.co.uk Free school meals will be available to all primary school children in England, under a £610 million a year unveiled by the Liberal Democrats.   Continue Reading Lib Dems' free school meals plan – bbc.co.uk
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Turnitin announces automated writing assessment program Apr 29th

Turnitin announces automated writing assessment program – districtadministration.com Turnitin Scoring Engine provides instant scoring of student-written texts in online learning environments, or for assessing essays at the district, state or institutional level. The Turnitin service can also assist in evaluating writing for course placement and matriculation exams.   Continue Reading Turnitin announces automated writing assessment […]
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Behind the Headline: Harvard’s Roland Fryer Wins John Bates Clark Medal By Education Next Apr 27th

Behind the Headline: Harvard’s Roland Fryer Wins John Bates Clark Medal By Education Next – http://educationnext.org/ On Top of the News Harvard’s Roland Fryer Wins John Bates Clark Medal 4/24/15 | Wall Street Journal Behind the Headline Acting White Winter 2006 | Education Next This year’s John Bates Clark medal, given to the most promising […]
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Scholastic’s educational technology business sold for $575 million Apr 27th

Scholastic’s educational technology business sold for $575 million – districtadministration.com Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation for $575 million. The segment provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services, including Read 180 and Math 180.   Continue Reading Scholastic’s educational technology business sold for $575 million – districtadministration.com
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Colorado student testing debate down to 2 bills Apr 25th

Colorado student testing debate down to 2 bills – edweek.org   Continue Reading Colorado student testing debate down to 2 bills – edweek.org
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Project-based learning helping students solve future problems now Apr 25th

Project-based learning helping students solve future problems now – kentuckyteacher.org Students in Anderson County Middle School’s STEM class are finding solutions for problems that might affect the world they live in years from now as part of an innovative project.   Continue Reading Project-based learning helping students solve future problems now – kentuckyteacher.org
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A Preliminary Investigation of the Empirical Validity of Study Quality Appraisal Apr 24th

A Preliminary Investigation of the Empirical Validity of Study Quality Appraisal – ldx.sagepub.com When classifying the evidence base of practices, special education scholars typically appraise study quality to identify and exclude from consideration in their reviews unacceptable-quality studies that are likely biased and might bias review findings if included. However, study quality appraisals used in […]
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Minnesota to resume online proficiency testing for students Apr 23rd

Minnesota to resume online proficiency testing for students – edweek.org   Continue Reading Minnesota to resume online proficiency testing for students – edweek.org
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The Answer Sheet: Educators Alarmed by Some Questions on N.Y. Common Core Tests Apr 23rd

The Answer Sheet: Educators Alarmed by Some Questions on N.Y. Common Core Tests – nepc.colorado.edu/blog Valerie Strauss Carol C. Burris Source:  The Answer Sheet I wrote a post yesterday saying education activists were reporting more than 175,000 New York students had opted out of Common Core English Language Arts exams given last week — and […]
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