Meet the Support Network Addressing Out-Of-School Challenges for Every Student


City Connects has been around since 2001, but has even earlier roots in a two-year partnership between Boston Public Schools and researchers at Boston College from diverse disciplines, including psychology and special education. And she meets with groups of students during their usual lunch breaks. They meet regularly and discuss students and families receiving active assistance. ROXBURY, Mass.

Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning


Meeting student variability and planning differing approaches can be a challenge. Differentiated instruction gives students multiple options for taking in information, making sense of their ideas and then expressing what they know (Tomlinson, 2001).

MLTI is not a Tech Buy or Commodity. It’s a Learning Initiative.

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The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) has been around since 2001, providing 7th & 8th Grade students and teachers with devices and more. Numerous device options have already been ruled out because they do not meet the minimum specifications for the initiative.

Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Noah began his teaching career in 2001 and has worked as a Spanish Teacher, English Teacher, Technology Teacher, EdTech Coach, and Blended Learning Coach. He is the co-founder of #BadgechatK12 and was a member of the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting.

Collaborative Learning Matters

Where Learning Clicks

In early 2001, Steve Jobs, then the CEO of Apple, summoned a motley crew of employees and contractors to meet in a secret boardroom. Jobs tasked the team with an ambitious assignment: create a new MP3 player in six weeks. By all accounts, the group should have failed.

8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

2001). Meet Informal Mentoring When I think of informal mentoring, I recall a scene in the Blue Bloods “Highway to Hell.” Ask them to sit with you at the faculty meeting.

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A Message from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum - watch ceremony live online today

Educational Technology Guy

On September 11, 2001, and in the days that followed, our nation came together in a spirit of unity and resolve as we struggled, with profound shock and overwhelming grief, to comprehend the single largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil.

Scheduling ways to make teaching less solitary

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Angel Rivera and Sara Caro, humanities teachers at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the Bronx, meet to plan a lesson on World War II history lesson together. Anderson said attending these meetings “allows me to survive my first year of teaching.”.

Can teachers live where they work?

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For every $1 a state invests in raising teachers’ salaries to meet that goal, the federal government would put in $3 until the pay gap between teachers’ current salary and the goal salary is closed. Since 2001, that exemption level has increased from $675,000 to $11.4

Navigating the Shift to OER

– Regular check-ins: Finally, besides evaluating the stockbooks, there are frequent check-ins with the students to make sure they are on target to reach state standards and to meet their individual plan goals.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

They collaborate to make sure the technology and services are meeting their current and future needs. He previously managed UConn’s Network Engineering and Data Center Operations teams, having started his career there as a junior network technician in the summer of 2001.

Satanic Temple Looks to Start After School Clubs Nationwide

K-12 Schools - Education News

The group said that meetings of the after-school program will include a healthy snack, a reading lesson, a creative learning lesson, a science lesson, puzzle solving, and an art project, writes Katherine Stewart for The Washington Post. (Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons).

What’s wrong with ‘patient-centered care,’ and how to get it right

The Christensen Institute

In a 2001 publication entitled Crossing the Quality Chasm , The Institute of Medicine sounded an urgent alarm about quality shortfalls in American healthcare, and proclaimed “patient-centered care” a critical part of the solution. Despite high poverty and other extreme challenges to health and social welfare in the population Bromley by Bow serves, outcomes for patients at its primary care practice meet or exceed national averages.

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#ETTChat: Kathy Schrock


I knew more about educational technology than anyone in the district (all learned by making many mistakes), became the Tech Director in 1997, and then moved to another district as Technology Director from 2001 until 2011 when I retired from schools.

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If public education is ever going to meet the needs of low-income students, ideas for change must get beyond the constant war of words fueled by advocacy journalism, partisan blogging and fake news.

What every healthcare manager should ask before hopping on the integration bandwagon

The Christensen Institute

IBM employed such an integrated strategy to improve performance of its early mainframe computers, which enabled the firm to dominate the early computer industry when mainframes weren’t yet meeting customer needs. It’s rare to read past a healthcare headline these days without encountering the word “integration” in some phrase or other, from vertical or horizontal integration; to clinical, economic or data integration. And the word’s ubiquity makes sense. Everything about U.S.

A trend to watch: teaching classes from one campus to another

Bryan Alexander

It’s been slow to develop – I co-taught classes like this in 1999 and 2001 – but some new projects look promising. How can colleges and universities share courses online? That is, can students at one institution take a class taught by faculty at another?

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Five Steps to Empowering Educators with Evidence

to determine what programs will assist with meeting learning goals. The Clearinghouse not only provides access to programs that meet the different ESSA criteria, but users receive further guidance on successful implementation.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

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Schools and businesses can meet halfway to close the mentorship gap. Primary and secondary schools have prioritized college preparation since the federal No Child Left Behind Act was passed in 2001, when states demanded K-12 schools adhere to rigid academic standards.

OPINION: What if corporate America did more to raise the high school graduation rate?

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Even though this crucial completion figure hit 84 percent in 2016, up from 71 percent in 2001, the nation is off pace when it comes to reaching a graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. . There still aren’t enough students graduating from high school.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

As a champion for accessibility and inclusion in today’s classrooms, Lauren travels around the country presenting at schools and conferences on the importance of inclusion and how to leverage technology to meet student needs.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy


Way back in 2001, the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind policy came down strongly in favor of “evidence-based teaching practices.” government uses that term as a burden of proof for a company to meet the ESSA tier 4 criteria. Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house.

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4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Lancaster and Strand, 2001; Brink, 2013; Opdecam and Everaert, 2012). This is crucial in hearing their opinion and experience on the Socrative system and whether using it for team quizzes meet learning objectives. The Process.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

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The Title I program identifies what fiscal resources schools need, but Congress hasn’t allocated enough resources to meet those needs. Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash.

Time to Think

Reading By Example

More so, being at home or away from school gives me the mental space to look at my practice from a distance and be a little more objective about it (in between medical visits and meeting my child’s needs, of course). In a 2001 article titled “ Can We Reclaim Time to Think?

We must increase our efforts to protect students from ‘predatory colleges’

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Jennifer dreamt of becoming a victim’s advocate after she lost her daughter to violence in 2001. After graduating summa cum laude and amassing over $40,000 in loan debt, Jennifer discovered her degree did not meet the qualifications for a job at a Florida police department.

Illinois’ First PARCC Results Lackluster

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The preliminary results of the statewide testing completed last spring were released last week, and revealed how poorly students did on meeting the goal of the Common Core standards touted as preparation for higher education and excellence in the workplace.

How to reorientate education from knowledge acquisition to knowledge & skill mastery


These motivators, however, fuel the memorization of facts knowledge rather the than mastery of knowledge and skills, as students are not usually inspired to learn through engaging with the content, but through meeting short-term goals to earn a reward. Waterman, Schwartz, Goldbacher, Green, Miller, Philip, 2001 ). This is the first post in our 3-part series discussing techniques teachers can use to unleash their students’ full potential.

Racial diversity as a financial necessity at state universities

The Hechinger Report

Stewart Lockett (right, grey shirt) leads a meeting of the student government executive team in late January. He wanted to meet people from different backgrounds, pursuing other majors, so he ignored his counselors’ advice and decided to visit LSU and Tulane University.

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Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains


You are meeting the learners in the Manaiakalani education program. Finally in 2001, the school leadership and the parents jointly engaged in a painful analysis that lead to a profound conclusion: If we don’t change, the results won’t change. Manaiakalani Digital Teaching Academy teachers meet for their training day. Picture yourself arriving at Sommerville School in Tamaki, one of Auckland’s poorest suburbs.

Learning is social and emotional; our classrooms should be too

The Hechinger Report

Of course, states have to be able to assess non-academic growth so they can hold schools (ahem students) and districts accountable for meeting state standards. My stepson’s inability to read because of a disability didn’t lessen my expectation that his school teach him.

Project Based Learning at the heart of Creating and Making

Learning With Lucie

Finally I meet with the teachers of that discipline to brainstorm Essential Questions that would provide the project with enough depth and momentum to drive the energy we are about to expend on this project.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Yet, as teachers scramble to meet math and reading standards, social studies lessons have been pushed far back on the list of academic priorities, especially in the early grades.

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Give Students the Tools and Skills They Need for Media Literacy

This criteria should serve as a model for students so that when they see something that doesn’t meet it, they can spot the difference. Media literacy is more important today than ever.

Will changes in online college applications help students chase the American dream?

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By 2001, the Common Application was fully online. Bernardo Barbosa, a member of Boston University’s College Advising Corps, a nonprofit that works with Boston high school students, said he uses the Coalition’s online resources to help students find schools that meet their financial needs.