Greater transparency needed around standardized testing in Connecticut schools May 31st

Greater transparency needed around standardized testing in Connecticut schools – districtadministration.com Despite its lack of validity and untested predictive value, the Smarter Balanced Consortium has already determined that most students in Connecticut will fail the Spring 2015 test. Read more NCAdvertiser.com   Continue Reading Greater transparency needed around standardized testing in Connecticut schools – districtadministration.com
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MSU hosting workshop on math, science standards May 30th

MSU hosting workshop on math, science standards – kentuckyteacher.org The Murray State University College of Education and Human Services will host a workshop for science and mathematics teachers July 6-10 and 13-17 at MSU’s Alexander Hall. The 10-day workshop is intended to help elementary and middle school teachers meet the requirements of the Next Generation […]
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Residents to appeal move toward gas drilling near Pennsylvania schools May 29th

Residents to appeal move toward gas drilling near Pennsylvania schools – districtadministration.com Opponents of shale gas drilling near the Mars Area School District campus in Middlesex, Butler County, say they will appeal Wednesday’s township decisions to approve new zoning rules that open up more than 90 percent of the township for gas drilling and development, […]
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Factsheets for frontline staff and practitioners in the criminal justice system May 29th

Factsheets for frontline staff and practitioners in the criminal justice system – learningdisabilities.org.uk We have undertaken an exercise with frontline staff in the criminal justice system to find out what kinds of difficulties they face when supporting clients with learning disabilities and what would help.   Continue Reading Factsheets for frontline staff and practitioners in […]
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EduShyster: “Maybe I’m a Bad Kid” (by Steven Thomas) May 28th

EduShyster: “Maybe I’m a Bad Kid” (by Steven Thomas) – nepc.colorado.edu/blog Steven Thomas EduShyster Source:  EduShyster Strict charter school discipline is especially tough on boys. Here’s one student’s story…  When I was in sixth grade I attended the Academy of the Pacific Rim. I went through a lot during this time. My mother and father […]
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Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom May 28th

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom – eschoolnews.com Increasingly, makerspaces are helping students sustain interest in STEM fields Robert Pronovost, the science, technology, engineering and math coordinator at the Ravenswood City School District (Calif.), has a mission: to spark student interest in those topics by bringing tech-filled “makerspaces” to low-income schools. Now with the help […]
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Washington County Public Schools hires PlanMember Services May 27th

Washington County Public Schools hires PlanMember Services – districtadministration.com The Maryland school system has enlisted PlanMember Services Corporation and its Columbia-based financial center, Paladin Advisor Group, to provide a comprehensive array of supplemental 403(b) products and services to help Washington County Public Schools’ employees plan for retirement.   Continue Reading Washington County Public Schools hires […]
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A Crash Course for Kids on Weathering & Erosion May 25th

A Crash Course for Kids on Weathering & Erosion – freetech4teachers.com A couple of months ago the producers of the popular Crash Course channel on YouTube started a Crash Course for Kids channel. Crash Course for Kids offers overviews of various topics (mostly science) through the use of greenscreen visuals and a lot of talking. […]
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Career technical education provides alternate path to success May 25th

Career technical education provides alternate path to success – districtadministration.com How educators can empower teens to make smart education and career choices Janice M. Tkaczyk   Continue Reading Career technical education provides alternate path to success – districtadministration.com
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More scrutiny for first charter school, while others apply May 23rd

More scrutiny for first charter school, while others apply – edweek.org   Continue Reading More scrutiny for first charter school, while others apply – edweek.org
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