North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

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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. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

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

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were underfunded by $580 billion in federal dollars alone — money that was specifically targeted to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students,” says a new report published by the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

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New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

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The writing of this description is in a deliberate order which puts slavery in a secondary role in causing the conflict , say some members of the state board of education.

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

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Nellie Mae passed on the money to the Portland-based Great Schools Partnership, which used it to coordinate The New England Secondary School Consortium, a coalition advocating for proficiency-based diplomas, among other things.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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A 2011 federal study that followed students for several years after high school graduation found that special education students are less likely to go to and complete college and, if they joined the workforce, earned nearly $4 an hour less than former general education students.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

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in the Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance from the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts in 2011 and went on to become a behavior dean at North High School. The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday!

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million. Instructure first announced its launch in 2011 in the pages of Techcrunch.

The Business of Education Technology

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” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. “The number of states planning to use the new tests dropped from 45 in 2011 to 20 in 2016,” Education Next observed this fall , and many states and districts have opted to use the SAT or ACT instead of those assessments created by the Common Core consortia, SBAC and PARCC. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education

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Starting in 2011, several key groups and people in Maine worked to put the state ahead of the pack in terms of legal requirements for proficiency. Freshman Kylee Elderkin works on an assignment in English class at Nokomis High School in Newport on Friday, June 2, 2017.