Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. But as he also noted, locating where people are geographically is one thing; pinpointing where they are educationally is another. Yet there are several initiatives, some of which I’ve had the privilege of working on, that aim to support the educational data ecosystem necessary for learner navigation.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . To see how many factors impact a child’s education. A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . College- and career-ready standards. Educators . Local educational agency .

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post.

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology

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As someone who has taught high school history, led a school district, and researched the history of school reform along with the use of educational technologies over the past half-century, I found little that startled me in 2017 (with the exception for one event noted below). In 2016, I visited 41 elementary and secondary teachers in Silicon Valley who had a reputation for integrating technology into their daily lessons. Education Technology Technology Tips Technology in School

Magic of the Everyday: Southern CA Educators Share 10 Best Teaching, Technology Practices

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We were similarly awed to get a firsthand look at the work of educators from more than 10 districts—from Los Angeles to San Diego and up to the Inland Empire—who are devising smart ways to deploy new tools and practices in their schools. Over in Lynwood Unified, Patrick Gittisriboongul, Chief Technology Officer, adopted a similar strategy, working alongside educators to create a 5-Step “Playbook” for rethinking the use of technology in schools. When driving into Riverside, Calif.

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. Stern, a historian who reviewed state standards for the conservative-leaning Thomas B.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

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It entails the teaching of academic, technical and social skills in actual work settings or simulated backdrops. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Can Individual Tests Really Measure Collaboration?

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A Question on Testing When building the new tests, PLTW gathered panels of industry experts, educators and psychometricians, or scientists who study how to make tests fair. To infuse both real-world scenarios and academic standards into the new exams, as well as topics like leadership that college admissions reps would care about. Such approaches take training, resources and time, in addition to buy-in from districts, states and educators.

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Survey: Teachers could improve their content knowledge

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NCTQ releases list of education colleges most effective at preparing teachers with content knowledge. All education programs are scored through four major steps of analysis: 1. Examination of secondary certifications offered in each state.

30 Universal Strategies For Learning

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Using “Universal Strategies” So how can this help you as an educator? If they have trouble, offer them three choices that align with your curriculum or given academic standards. Identify the primary and secondary causes of a problem.

South Carolina adopts science video service

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The South Carolina State Board of Education approved the adoption with Carolina Biological. ” Developed in partnership with Twig World, a London based education content developer, Tigtag and Twig represent award winning educational resources used by science teachers throughout the world.

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Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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When Mary Fair became a teacher in 2012, her classes often contained a mix of special education students and general education students. The need for teachers who have both the knowledge and the ability to teach special education students is more critical today than ever before.

How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

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Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform. But these last few years it’s really been a big turnaround in the school … they really are pushing us toward higher education.”. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, briefs President Barack Obama for an interview in the Oval Office July 22, 2009. Related: Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, ‘thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education. Department of Education.

How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses

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Dressed in suits and armed with pens, notebooks, and laptops, the superintendents had one specific goal as they fanned out across the classroom, interacting with students: to look for evidence that a geometry lesson was aligned to the new state math standards.

In one state, students are ditching classrooms for jobs

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Woods, who has never liked school, says that being able to earn academic credit by working with cars is ideal. “I’m However programs like Harwood’s that offer academic credit in core subject areas are rare, Parton said. K-12 News Solutions standards

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

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About one-third of applications were either unavailable for review or failed to include clear numerical academic goals. Educational consultant and former state board member Leslie Jacobs on why charters may have had difficulty reaching projected goals.

Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

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It has helped millions of students worldwide to improve their reading and writing skills, master increasingly rigorous academic standards, and prepare for high-stakes assessments. “We