What Is Competency-Based Learning, Why Does It Matter? Jan 30th

What Is Competency-Based Learning, Why Does It Matter? – coolcatteacher.com Every Classroom Matters episode 210 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter New Hampshire and educator John Martin are at the forefront of the competency-based learning movement. In today’s show, we’ll give you an overview of competency-based learning including […]
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Students Say Racial Hostilities Simmered at Historic Boston Latin School Jan 30th

Students Say Racial Hostilities Simmered at Historic Boston Latin School – nytimes.com/ Two black students, employing YouTube videos and a hashtag, started a campaign to expose what they see as a hostile climate at Boston Latin School, a beacon of high achievement that was founded in 1635.   Continue Reading Students Say Racial Hostilities Simmered […]
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Idaho’s virtual charter schools have a 20 percent grad rate Jan 29th

Idaho’s virtual charter schools have a 20 percent grad rate – eschoolnews.com The state’s education leaders said they are looking into strategies to help virtual charters improve performance Idaho officials troubled by news that the state’s high school graduation rate is much lower than previously thought have identified where the problem is occurring: At the […]
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How Rich Parents Can Exacerbate School Inequality Jan 28th

How Rich Parents Can Exacerbate School Inequality – districtadministration.com How Rich Parents Can Exacerbate School InequalityThe AtlanticJanuary 28, 2016   Continue Reading How Rich Parents Can Exacerbate School Inequality – districtadministration.com
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Free college tuition program expands to North Carolina Jan 26th

Free college tuition program expands to North Carolina – districtadministration.com Free college tuition program expands to North CarolinaAlison DeNisco Guilford County Schools in North Carolina raised $35 million last year to help fund every high school student’s college education in full. The effort is part of the district’s recent partnership with Say Yes to Education, […]
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Are U. S. Schools Really Resegregating? by External Relations, Education Next Jan 26th

Are U. S. Schools Really Resegregating? by External Relations, Education Next – http://educationnext.org/ Contact: Steven Rivkin: 413-530-2815, sgrivkin@uic.edu, University of Illinois at Chicago Jackie Kerstetter: 814-440-2299, jackie@alessicommunication.com, Education Next Communications Are U. S. schools really resegregating? Segregation still in decline despite decreasing black exposure to white students Percentages of other ethnic groups increasing rapidly January […]
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Mobile engagement platform developer launches new system Jan 24th

Mobile engagement platform developer launches new system – districtadministration.com Mobile engagement platform developer launches new systemJanuary 24, 2016   Continue Reading Mobile engagement platform developer launches new system – districtadministration.com
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Game Mechanics in the Classroom to Engage Learners Jan 23rd

Game Mechanics in the Classroom to Engage Learners – coolcatteacher.com Every Classroom Matters Episode 204 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Game mechanics are elements of gaming that you can design into your lesson plans to engage learners. Teacher Michael Matera shows us how to use them. We […]
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Buy me: I’m great for learning Jan 23rd

Buy me: I’m great for learning – deangroom.wordpress.com/ Following on from yesterday’s rant about “Minecraft: Educational Edition”, I awoke to find more ‘details’. I’d like to go over this. As I said yesterday, I believe at this point, this is nothing more than another attempt by a technology giant to use ‘teacher frontage’ to mask […]
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Wealth Matters: When College Scholarship Programs Falter Jan 22nd

Wealth Matters: When College Scholarship Programs Falter – nytimes.com/ The philanthropist who initially funded First Scholars is suing an affiliate university that ended the program, accusing it of breaching its contract.   Continue Reading Wealth Matters: When College Scholarship Programs Falter – nytimes.com/
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