Survey: Teachers could improve their content knowledge

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High school teachers may not be getting sufficient opportunities and training to learn the very subjects they are teaching–and students are taking notice–according to new findings from YouthTruth Student Survey and a new analysis on education colleges conducted by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). Additionally, only 59 percent of surveyed students reported that their homework assignments help them understand the subject.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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that include rigorous, robust, and well-rounded curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards (as defined in this document) that cover a wide range of academic and technical knowledge and skills to ensure that students leave high school ready for college and careers. College- and career-ready standards. Information about how digital learning content assesses, teaches, and depends on (requires) common content standards such as State academic standards.

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Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

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The non-profit organization Mentor, which works to ensure that everyone “has the supportive relationships they need to grow and develop,” conducted a national survey in 2014 of youth aged 18 to 21 and found that one in three reported growing up without a mentor of any kind. It entails the teaching of academic, technical and social skills in actual work settings or simulated backdrops.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. 75 percent of principals think their job has become “too complex,” according to a 2012 survey. A 2012 survey found 75 percent of principals think their job has become “too complex.”

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

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First Comes Plans, Then Comes (Effective) PD Stephanie Avera, secondary TOSA, and John Morgan, Director of EdTech, of Capistrano Unified School District decided it was time to rethink technology PD. But that changed when student surveys conducted after each lesson suggested that they were more engaged with the lesson. Teachers need to have some time to be excited, but quickly that novelty must also be tied to academics. When driving into Riverside, Calif.