Most Popular of 2015, No. two: The advanced Google searches every student should know Dec 31st

Most Popular of 2015, No. two: The advanced Google searches every student should know – eschoolnews.com Google has amazing tools for finding school-worthy sources. Too bad most kids don’t know they exist Ed. note: We’re counting down the top stories of 2015 based on popularity (i.e. website traffic) to No. 1 on Dec. 31. The […]
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An Early Start to Automated Teaching Dec 31st

An Early Start to Automated Teaching – assortedstuff.com I have never taught elementary-age students. My teaching experience was with kids in grades 7 and above. However, I have worked with teachers in elementary schools and I have tremendous admiration for them, especially those who spend their days with the youngest kids. My memory of what […]
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Washington among 12 states facing school testing sanctions Dec 31st

Washington among 12 states facing school testing sanctions – edweek.org   Continue Reading Washington among 12 states facing school testing sanctions – edweek.org
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Education Posts I Wish I’d Written This Year by Robert Pondiscio Dec 29th

Education Posts I Wish I’d Written This Year by Robert Pondiscio – http://educationnext.org/ The best compliment I can pay a fellow education blogger is to confess professional jealousy. So I’d like to close out 2015 by saluting the education blogs and columns that made me green with envy. I’m a fan of Tim Shanahan and […]
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Chicago schools' first MOOC covers health care careers Dec 29th

Chicago schools' first MOOC covers health care careers – districtadministration.com Chicago schools' first MOOC covers health care careersLauren WilliamsIn partnership with Northwestern University, Chicago Public Schools has been offering its first-ever MOOC—or massive open online course—to the district’s high school students. The course, called “Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare,” aims to […]
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Schools Evaluate Threats, Questioning When to Shut Down Dec 27th

Schools Evaluate Threats, Questioning When to Shut Down – nytimes.com/ On campus, deciding how to respond to threats of violence often falls to administrators, who have a small window in which to act and little verified information.   Continue Reading Schools Evaluate Threats, Questioning When to Shut Down – nytimes.com/
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This tool boosts science, engineering interest Dec 26th

This tool boosts science, engineering interest – eschoolnews.com An online teaching tool is helping students in Tennessee become more engaged with science and engineering Hannah Strobl likes animals and dreams of becoming a veterinarian, and recently, she was clicking through a specialized online STEM teaching tool at a snappy pace. “I like that it teaches […]
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Editor’s Picks 2015, No. seven: Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed Dec 25th

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. seven: Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed – eschoolnews.com Flipped learning and one-to-one are a powerful combo for some populations Ed. note: This year the editors selected ten stories we believe either highlighted an important issue in 2015 and/or signaled the beginning of an escalating trend or issue […]
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Colorado high school juniors to take SATs, not ACTs Dec 25th

Colorado high school juniors to take SATs, not ACTs – edweek.org   Continue Reading Colorado high school juniors to take SATs, not ACTs – edweek.org
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The World Beyond Just Facts Dec 24th

The World Beyond Just Facts – assortedstuff.com A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that most American eighth graders are “not proficient” in geography. Specifically, these students had not demonstrated solid competence in the subject, and the proficiency levels of eighth grade students have shown no improvement since 1994 (see figure). Geography […]
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