Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

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In theory, proficiency-based models let students learn at their own pace, speeding up if they grasp a concept quickly, and getting extra help if they struggle. In practice, though, it can take many different forms, including independent study, learning communities and online programs.

Summit Schools to Spin Out Learning Program

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Summit Public Schools, which over the past four years has led the creation of the “Summit Learning Program” currently used by more than 380 schools around the U.S., Diane Tavenner, who opened the first Summit school in 2003 in Redwood City, Calif., But she will step out of the day-to-day management of the learning program once the separation takes place. And the schools that Tavenner will run will be just another group that uses the Summit learning materials.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. Future of Learning.

In this New Hampshire high school, internships shape the future of learning

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In school, Harrison had just finished studying the circle in geometry. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Internships engage students in real-world learning through one-on-one relationships with an adult mentor. Read more about Blended Learning.

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

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All students need to be deeply known by the adults that are working with them to support their learning,” she said. As part of BDEA’s competency-based approach, all new students take a trimester-long course in which they study math, English language arts and science together.

OPINION: Why every English teacher should assign Toni Morrison

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I could hear them just six weeks later, when a 21-year-old white supremacist entered Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and killed nine African Americans engaged in Bible study. Incidents like these make me wonder if we ever really learn from the past.

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

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Finally, I will suggest that there are five key objectives to achieve if universities are to achieve success in the use of learning technologies in the future. A Social Web that supports learning Staff at the University of Plymouth have been using Web 2.0 2003).

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Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Chalkbeat : “ Trump education nominee pleads ignorance about high-profile voucher studies showing negative results.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China.” This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” The learn-to-code company has raised $11.2

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the occupations that will add the most new jobs in the next decade are personal care aides (754,000 new jobs), food service workers (579,900 new jobs), registered nurses (437,000 new jobs), home health aides (425,600 new jobs), software developers (253,400 new jobs), and janitors and cleaners (233,000). ” And it sure isn’t “everyone should learn nursing.” ” Everyone Should Learn to Code.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

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BIO : Religious thinker Karen Armstrong has written more than 20 books on faith and the major religions, studying what Islam, Judaism and Christianity have in common, and how our faiths shaped world history and drive current events.