School Choice and Section 1003(b): It’s In There! by Christy Wolfe May 31st

School Choice and Section 1003(b): It’s In There! by Christy Wolfe – http://educationnext.org/ One of my biggest concerns about ESSA has been its lack of a meaningful “safety valve” for kids in failing schools. There is no getting around the fact that this version of ESEA does not spell out parent-directed education options the same […]
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Fairfax County School Board passes $2.7 billion budget May 31st

Fairfax County School Board passes $2.7 billion budget – districtadministration.com Fairfax County School Board passes $2.7 billion budgetThe Washington PostMay 31, 2016   Continue Reading Fairfax County School Board passes $2.7 billion budget – districtadministration.com
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Bill will hurt school kids May 29th

Bill will hurt school kids – districtadministration.com Bill will hurt school kidsMay 27, 2016   Continue Reading Bill will hurt school kids – districtadministration.com
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More Status Quo May 29th

More Status Quo – assortedstuff.com So, spending on edtech is growing. Which means the amount of money being invested in edtech companies is also growing as investors anxiously anticipate huge profits from the “education sector”. These days all those edtech startups, and their funding chase, are not only being covered by business news sites, but […]
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When Average Is Not Good Enough: Students With Learning Disabilities at Selective, Private Colleges May 28th

When Average Is Not Good Enough: Students With Learning Disabilities at Selective, Private Colleges – ldx.sagepub.com Adolescents with learning disabilities disproportionately come from lower socioeconomic status backgrounds, show normative deficits in academic skills, and attend 2-year, public colleges instead of 4-year institutions. However, students with learning disabilities are well represented at the United States’ most […]
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Arkansas approves $44.5M for 49 school improvement projects May 27th

Arkansas approves $44.5M for 49 school improvement projects – edweek.org   Continue Reading Arkansas approves $44.5M for 49 school improvement projects – edweek.org
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Jefferson teacher awarded grant for Library of Congress Institute May 27th

Jefferson teacher awarded grant for Library of Congress Institute – kentuckyteacher.org Pam Coomer, a library media specialist at Fairdale High School (Jefferson County), has been named a 2016 Fund for Teachers (FFT) Fellow. With her $3,200 FFT grant, Coomer – the only recipient from Kentucky – will participate in the Library of Congress Summer Teacher […]
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At the Chalkface: From Neurons to Neighborhoods May 27th

At the Chalkface: From Neurons to Neighborhoods – nepc.colorado.edu/blog At the Chalkface: From Neurons to Neighborhoods An expansive report on the impacts of trauma and poverty on early childhood development has been making the rounds in some of my circles this weekend. Although originally written in 2000, there have been some updates made to the […]
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First-grader receiving kidney from teacher May 25th

First-grader receiving kidney from teacher – edweek.org   Continue Reading First-grader receiving kidney from teacher – edweek.org
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Stackup – Create & Track Reading Goals in Chrome May 24th

Stackup – Create & Track Reading Goals in Chrome – freetech4teachers.com Stackup is a free service that aims to help you give students credit for time spent reading quality articles online. On Stackup you can create reading challenges for your students. A challenge could be something like “read current events for 60 minutes this week.” […]
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