All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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Working with Ryder Scott, the statewide director of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Murphy created a program that merged outdoor and farm-based education with academic instruction, ultimately creating a faculty of five: a humanities teacher, a science teacher, an outdoor education teacher and two 4-H professionals. The post All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

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Given that goal, the nonprofit commissioned a study of out-of-school programs to see how they use digital media tools and technologies with students. The programs vary widely, giving students the opportunity to do things like design new products with digital tools or use software to study music theory or produce videos about community events. Studies of tech use in schools, however, show passive consumption is exceedingly common.

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Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn’t Necessarily Hold Them Back

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Now comes a big study to say something different: Holding kids back at third grade when they don’t meet the academic standards will give them a boost in achievement, by some measures. This study adds a counterbalance: If students get proper help and attention, they may be able to improve on low performance, given a little extra time.

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Pre-K may boost math scores even eight years later

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The pre-K environment may help support long-term success in math, according to a new study of Georgia’s pre-K program. The program at that time was less academically ambitious but more comprehensive, said Neuharth-Pritchett.

New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

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Public school students in Texas will be using a new textbook for their social studies class when they begin school again in the fall — and the controversial contents of the text will be based on state academic standards that skirt the issue of racial segregation and leave out information about the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow laws. In 2010, members of the state board of education revised the state’s social studies standards to adjust for what they called a liberal slant.

OPINION: How top charter schools became an ‘afterthought’ in one state

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In 1993, Massachusetts enacted a bipartisan education reform law that gave schools a massive infusion of state money in return for high academic standards and accountability. Academic standards were the next to go. history standards as well.

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

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The what is decided by academic standards, and the when by curriculum maps and pacing guides–and all of it by anyone but the student. Without that as a context, the ‘learning’ is really a kind of academic training. What standards? What Is Me Learning?

OPINION: Child care is just as important as preschool

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While many preschool programs are private and operate under the same conditions as any other child care program, Biden is proposing to vastly expand publicly funded preschools, which are typically free, pay their teachers more and follow a certain set of academic standards.

How to Teach the Human Body and 16 Sites to Help

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For many, study of the human body starts in second grade with an introduction to what’s inside that stretchy, durable skin that coats our bodies. There are also lots of teacher resources to help in using this unit such as lesson plans, training, and academic standards met. Scholastic Study Jam: the Human Body. As students progress through school, they dig deeper into concepts of body systems, organs, cells, diseases, and the importance of good health.

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What an Admissions Fight at America’s ‘Best’ High School Says About Educational Equity

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And last fall, the Fairfax County Public School Board proposed a radical change to the TJ admissions process: Scrapping the admissions test to replace it with a lottery of students who meet a minimum academic standard.

Dress codes are the new ‘whites only’ signs

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Hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness. Except hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness.

Autonomy, the future of education.

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Autonomous colleges, on the other hand, are granted freedom and in some or all the academic matters. Board of Studies. The Board of Studies is the basic constituent of the academic system of an Institute. Academic Council.

Acceleration Is Better Than Focusing on Learning Loss. This Unique Summer School Shows Why.

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One study by TNTP and Zearn Learning shows that students who experienced instructional strategies based on acceleration struggled less and retained more than students who experienced instruction based on mostly remedial strategies. Focus on gatekeeper standards.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

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The report cites a 2013 study commissioned by the School District of Philadelphia that identifies “major concerns” with the quality of education provided by three residential facilities in the state. The internal report, first obtained by The Hechinger Report/HuffPost, cites “lack of academic rigor and linkage to academic standards” and says that education in these institutions is a “missed opportunity” for students.

4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

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Be sure all students meet rigorous academic standards. A new generation of state standards has been designed to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career. Under these more rigorous standards, students are expected to read more complex texts and reach greater depths of knowledge than before. So, the first step in any college and career readiness initiative is to be sure students are on track for meeting these high standards.

How to Make Standards Mastery Accessible to All

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Before many states adopted extended (accessible) educational standards for students with unique needs, we began developing differentiated materials to provide students with the ability to learn skills, demonstrate knowledge and raise the bar for educational expectations.

ThinkCERCA Raises $10.1 Million to Build Critical Thinkers, Readers and Writers

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Founded in 2012, ThinkCERCA offers a set of digital tools and lesson plans to help educators teach critical thinking skills across a variety of subjects, including English language arts (ELA), math, social studies and science. Each lesson, Murphy shares, will “break down academic standards around literacy into discrete subskills.” (For “Everyone’s worried about people having to learn how to code,” notes Eileen Murphy.

Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated

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Technology, collaboration, and new standards are changing the classroom at a rapid pace. The need for more practical and effective professional learning opportunities for teachers is especially important right now, with new academic standards being introduced and adapted in schools across the country. More importantly, teachers should be able to see proven teaching methods in action, with students, in the context of their curriculum requirements and academic standards.

Ethics in the Classroom

Digital Promise

The book presents six detailed case studies of common educational dilemmas, each accompanied by commentaries of varying viewpoints. Written by a range of practitioners — from classroom teachers to district leaders to African American Studies professors to philosophers — these commentaries each dissect the cases differently, introducing new solutions and new ways to consider what is “right.”.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

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to guide the studies of. Definition #2 – Guiding the Studies. They deliver specific chunks of knowledge that are outlined by academic standards and required by school policy in the curriculum, not random tangents of knowledge. It’s librarians that are supposed to curate and guide further studies and deeper dives or sideways jumps to secondary topics. By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher?

The Definition Of Combination Learning

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It can be standards-based or open-ended; technology-based or based on in-person human interaction; project-based, game-based, rigorous, supportive, etc. The Definition Of Combination Learning. by Terry Heick. Combination Learning is a new teaching and learning strategy for the 21st-century.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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Alignment of Data Standards for Describing Learning Objectives When applying the Google Maps metaphor to learner navigation, the points of interest on the map are competencies—the things that a person can learn, such as skills, knowledge, dispositions, and habits of practice. The existing standards for this kind of data were like a Babylon of different languages, understood only in their own domain (such as medical training, human resources, K-12 or postsecondary).

#EIE19: Distinguished Panel to Reflect on Lasting Impact of Brown v. Board Decision

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UNCF teamed up with the ACT to release a study specific to college and career readiness and along with the study, we’ve included recommendations on how we can address the overwhelming college readiness gap. We must establish clear, high and common academic standards in the classroom. Dear Friend, This year marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, which changed the course of education in America.

Renaissance Learning Buys Freckle Education to Expand Math Offerings

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Renaissance’s newest acquisition is Freckle Education , a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. The tool also offers educators reports on how students perform across various academic standards and skills. At a time of major change at educational software and assessments provider Renaissance Learning executives decided to add one more item to their to-do list.

Teenage Brains Are Elastic. That’s a Big Opportunity for Social-Emotional Learning.

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You can’t actually function in a purely academic zone without also developing the sensibilities, orientations, behaviors and strategies that all of us use to navigate our everyday lives.” This type of thinking and teaching, which took a back seat to the academic standards-based accountability movement of the past 30 years, is now on the rise. At Harvest Collegiate High School in Manhattan, students know what to do when they face a mysterious math problem.

Play Is Disappearing From Kindergarten. It’s Hurting Kids.

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The New Kindergarten In an increasing number of schools , teachers of very young students are pressured to pack every moment of the day with structured, academically rigorous tasks. Yet all this focus on academics may not matter much in the long run.

Tighter standards put college-level courses at risk

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Advanced high school courses could be at risk under new standards. Indiana state education officials are working on a plan to address tighter academic standards for those teaching Indiana high school classes in which students also can earn college credit. Many K-12 and college educators are concerned that the new standards will lead to a drop in dual-credit offerings and a reduction in the number of students who successfully transition to college.

Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game

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That’s roughly how much Age of Learning estimates it will have spent by the end of this year on “ Adventure Academy ,” a multiplayer online game to teach elementary- and middle-school age children subjects including math, social studies and language arts. Learning activities in Adventure Academy (Screenshot: Tony Wan) The curriculum, built by a team of more than 40 experts, covers roughly 100 topics across English language arts, math, science and social studies subjects.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

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However, as parents how and when can you determine if your child needs extra help in their studies? However, if they are from a different country try to find out if that country’s educational system and academic standard is the same or at par with your own country. At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring. Riley Patterson, one of our Ask a Tech Teacher team has experience with this.

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Open letter to teachers who feel trapped in racist schools

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Breaking up black school boards has more to do with disrupting black power than implementing a proven strategy to improve academic achievement. In 2011, South Carolina established academic standards for what students should learn in social studies classes, including “the economic necessity of slave labor.”. We plant the seeds of racism when all children don’t learn black history, which is a question of policy about state academic standards. I see you.

Everything You Need To Know About the Georgia Milestones Assessment System

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The tests provide information about whether students are grasping their subjects according to the state-adopted standards in the core areas of English language arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies, and whether they are ready to progress to the next grade. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System was introduced in 2014-2015 to replace former state assessments which were setting lower standards for students. Social Studies. Substantial academic support needed.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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These tools help us identify and then address -- through intervention or enrichment -- individual students' needs around each of the major academic standards. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes. But follow-up studies showed a bigger problem.

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‘What Kids Are Reading’ Report Details Vocabulary Exposure

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A new report takes an in-depth look at what children are reading across all grade levels, finding that the average student has not met any college and career readiness reading standards. This year, the eighth year the report has come out, authors discovered that students who start off the school year behind their peers, yet read more than their peers, ended the school year meeting higher standards than those students who did not read as much. In a study of over 2.8

7 Principles Of Sustainable Learning: An Agrarian Learning Model

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’ The big idea of this post is using nature as a standard for learning, but it also then functions in juxtaposition to our existing model. If its purpose was merely to ‘to expose students to academic content,’ they’d be wildly successful.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

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He has published over 250 research articles in academic journals, book chapters in edited volumes, research reports, and editorials in major newspapers. where he was a founding member of the Southern New Jersey Standards Initiative and the Delaware Valley Minority Achievement Consortium.