In the News: Are Poor Students More Prepared for Kindergarten? – by Education Next Aug 31st

In the News: Are Poor Students More Prepared for Kindergarten? – by Education Next – http://educationnext.org/ A new study finds that wealth- and race-based gaps in school readiness for children entering kindergarten narrowed modestly between 1998 and 2010. twenty20.com As Sarah Sparks explains Researchers Sean F. Reardon of Stanford University and Ximena A. Portilla of […]
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Partners develop new industry certification for students Aug 30th

Partners develop new industry certification for students – districtadministration.com Partners develop new industry certification for studentsInternal source: CEV MultimediaAugust 30, 2016   Continue Reading Partners develop new industry certification for students – districtadministration.com
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Campaign for America’s Future: What Your Back-To-School List Reveals About Our Underfunded Schools Aug 28th

Campaign for America’s Future: What Your Back-To-School List Reveals About Our Underfunded Schools – nepc.colorado.edu/blog Campaign for America’s Future: What Your Back-To-School List Reveals About Our Underfunded Schools “You can exhale now,” the headline in Salon reassures, because “kids have more money than ever to spend on school stuff this year.” The reason for Salon’s celebratory tone […]
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University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness Aug 28th

University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness – nytimes.com/ A letter to incoming freshmen professed no support for “trigger warnings” or limits on what kinds of speech should be condoned on campus.   Continue Reading University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness – nytimes.com/
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Special Educators Want Mobile Technology, but More Training Needed Aug 27th

Special Educators Want Mobile Technology, but More Training Needed – blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/ An initiative to improve the use of apps and mobile technology in the instruction of special education students finds that teachers aren’t receiving the professional development they want.   Continue Reading Special Educators Want Mobile Technology, but More Training Needed – blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/
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Diane Ravitch’s Blog: John Thompson: What If Reformers Had Paid Attention to Research-Based Solutions Instead of Billionaires’ Preferences? Aug 26th

Diane Ravitch’s Blog: John Thompson: What If Reformers Had Paid Attention to Research-Based Solutions Instead of Billionaires’ Preferences? – nepc.colorado.edu/blog Diane Ravitch’s Blog: John Thompson: What If Reformers Had Paid Attention to Research-Based Solutions Instead of Billionaires’ Preferences? Teacher and historian John Thompson writes here about the reflection that seems to be occurring among “reformers” […]
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A beautiful day at Second Street School Aug 26th

A beautiful day at Second Street School – kentuckyteacher.org A parent of a student at Second Street Elementary School (Frankfort Independent) shares what he learned during a recent districtwide “Campus Beautification day.   Continue Reading A beautiful day at Second Street School – kentuckyteacher.org
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Chicago Board of Education OKs $5.4B budget amid protests Aug 26th

Chicago Board of Education OKs $5.4B budget amid protests – edweek.org   Continue Reading Chicago Board of Education OKs $5.4B budget amid protests – edweek.org
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Finding a fit for wearable tech in education Aug 24th

Finding a fit for wearable tech in education – districtadministration.com Finding a fit for wearable tech in educationBob Violino As smartwatches, wristbands, headsets and other wearable products become more sophisticated, expect to see classroom networks of these “ultramobile” devices interacting with each other and enabling students and teachers to share digital information as never before. Mobile, Products […]
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Obituaries – Education Week Aug 24th

Obituaries – Education Week – edweek.org Seymour Papert, an education technology and artificial-intelligence research pioneer whose theories augured both today’s digital learning and maker-education movements, died July 31. He was 88.   Continue Reading Obituaries – Education Week – edweek.org
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