Hour of Code Org Developing New, Free CS Course Mar 19th

Hour of Code Org Developing New, Free CS Course – thejournal.com Code.org, the organization behind Hour to Code, will shortly pilot a new middle school/lower high school introductory computer science course that will be free when it’s released. For a short time it’s also taking applications for free professional development to help teachers prepare.   […]
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APNewsBreak: State drops planned A-F grades for schools Mar 13th

APNewsBreak: State drops planned A-F grades for schools – edweek.org   Continue Reading APNewsBreak: State drops planned A-F grades for schools – edweek.org
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For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find Mar 12th

For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find – blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/ “Fake news” is one of many reasons why tweens, teens, and young adults mistrust news organizations, according to studies from Common Sense Media and Data & Society.   Continue Reading For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to […]
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VAMboozled!: David Berliner on The Purported Failure of America’s Schools Mar 12th

VAMboozled!: David Berliner on The Purported Failure of America’s Schools – nepc.colorado.edu/blog VAMboozled!: David Berliner on The Purported Failure of America’s Schools My primary mentor, David Berliner (Regents Professor at Arizona State University (ASU)) wrote, yesterday, a blog post for the Equity Alliance Blog (also at ASU) on “The Purported Failure of America’s Schools, and Ways to Make Them […]
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Fixes: A School Where Raising the Bar Lifts Hope Mar 11th

Fixes: A School Where Raising the Bar Lifts Hope – nytimes.com/ Inviting low-income high-schoolers into advanced-level courses can get them past fears that they’re not college material.   Continue Reading Fixes: A School Where Raising the Bar Lifts Hope – nytimes.com/
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Reading: not doing it enough is killing us. Mar 11th

Reading: not doing it enough is killing us. – deangroom.wordpress.com/ During the primary years, schools have proven themselves adept at teaching children to read.  Great news for primary school teachers and children. Reading is the key skill humans use to access new information and in modern hyper-connected, Bluetooth, streaming social society (some call Junk Culture) […]
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How to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation Mar 10th

How to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation – coolcatteacher.com 10MT | Episode 26 Josh Harris gets us motivated to try new things From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Josh Harris @edtechspec an elementary edtech director from California, talks about an attitude of innovation. We […]
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Senate unveils K-12 budget, raising questions on new formula Mar 9th

Senate unveils K-12 budget, raising questions on new formula – edweek.org   Continue Reading Senate unveils K-12 budget, raising questions on new formula – edweek.org
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A Common Core Curriculum Quandary – by Michael J. Petrilli Mar 8th

A Common Core Curriculum Quandary – by Michael J. Petrilli – http://educationnext.org/ Eureka Math Director Jill Diniz teaches a demonstration lesson on exponential decay to grade 9 students from Lafayette Parish School System. One of the most ambitious educational improvement projects in recent years was the adoption of new, more rigorous college- and career-ready academic […]
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The Unmet Need for Interdisciplinary Education Mar 7th

The Unmet Need for Interdisciplinary Education – edweek.org Educators must build bridges between subjects rather than jealously guard their area of expertise, writes educator Alden S. Blodget.   Continue Reading The Unmet Need for Interdisciplinary Education – edweek.org
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