App Smart: Video Feature: Back-to-School Apps for the Organized Student Aug 30th

App Smart: Video Feature: Back-to-School Apps for the Organized Student – nytimes.com/ Make your own flashcards and other study aids, and keep on schedule with some education apps.   Continue Reading App Smart: Video Feature: Back-to-School Apps for the Organized Student – nytimes.com/
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Why do teachers talk at all? Aug 29th

Why do teachers talk at all? – deangroom.wordpress.com/ In an era where the Internet seemingly has all the answers, why do teachers spend so much time talking to students? The answer is of course complex and unresolved in totality, but we do know why teachers feel as though they should lecture students. One is the […]
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Marin City School one of first to have all organic lunches Aug 28th

Marin City School one of first to have all organic lunches – districtadministration.com School lunches are undergoing a big change in the California county. One of Marin’s schools is offering a lunch that is 100 percent organic and non-genetically modified. A healthy breakfast and a snack are also served and educators say they’ve seen improvement […]
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Activists continue on hunger strike to save neighborhood school Aug 27th

Activists continue on hunger strike to save neighborhood school – districtadministration.com Walter H. Dyett High School, which has been plagued by poor performance and low enrollment, was targeted for a three-year phaseout that would have closed the Chicago school this year. Activists in the 10-day hunger strike are pushing for the district to save and […]
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Primary pupils' results edge upwards Aug 27th

Primary pupils' results edge upwards – bbc.co.uk The performance of children in England in tests at the end of primary school edges upwards, the government announces.   Continue Reading Primary pupils' results edge upwards – bbc.co.uk
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Declining kindergarten numbers in Idaho Aug 26th

Declining kindergarten numbers in Idaho – districtadministration.com There are about 1,000 fewer kindergartners enrolled in Idaho’s public schools this year than last year, continuing a three-year decline in kindergarten enrollment. Read more KTVB   Continue Reading Declining kindergarten numbers in Idaho – districtadministration.com
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CNN’s Misleading Story on Homework by Tom Loveless Aug 25th

CNN’s Misleading Story on Homework by Tom Loveless – http://educationnext.org/ Earlier this month, CNN ran a back-to-school story on homework with the headline, “Kids Have Three Times Too Much Homework, Study Finds; What’s the Cost?” Homework is an important topic, especially for parents, but unfortunately, CNN’s story misleads rather than informs. The headline suggests American parents […]
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Who is using Common Core? Aug 24th

Who is using Common Core? – districtadministration.com Many states have affirmed the standards but renamed them Alison DeNisco   Continue Reading Who is using Common Core? – districtadministration.com
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Tennessee officials: New test will better measure progress Aug 22nd

Tennessee officials: New test will better measure progress – edweek.org   Continue Reading Tennessee officials: New test will better measure progress – edweek.org
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