Classroom prizes and grants available!

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One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. After winning the $500 prize last year, I purchased an XYZ 3D printer to integrate STEM into my classroom. Since 2003, more than 3.7 Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys.

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PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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A Subprime Education,” a fresh look at the troubled for-profit college industry, examines reports of predatory behavior and fraud and the implosion of the education chain, Corinthian Colleges; and “The Education of Omarina” shows how an innovative program to stem the high school dropout crisis has affected one girl’s journey, from a public middle school in the Bronx to an elite New England private school, and now on to college. This is an important documentary series for everyone.

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North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The North Carolina New Schools Project first received an $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meant to restructure secondary education through the creation of smaller high schools. In addition, the organization increased its focus to include early college high schools, regional specialty high schools, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools, as well as the coaching of teachers and principals.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8). I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8). I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2 In many districts those savings are pumped into secondary instruction, which is more expensive to provide. The homeschool community has, in many ways, existed parallel to the traditional school system — both present but each distrusting of the other.