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School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

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I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. based education reform advocacy group.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

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Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. We Don’t Have To Choose Between Assessment and Excellent Teaching.

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Civic Responsibility

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This post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. No doubt we teach social studies. For example, are the “3 R’s” – reading, writing, ‘rithmetic – mutually exclusive from social studies? Advocacy Literacy newsletter principal as an advocate Reading media literacy Michael Rebell Phi Delta Kappan votingLet me know what you think in the comments! It is hard to believe that November is already here!

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

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Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. The state’s just reduced that to a requirement of one science, one social studies, one math, and a reading and writing assessment.

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

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Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities. Before kindergarten, Jennifer Choi’s son was denied special education services despite a diagnosis of ADHD.

How Schools Struggle to Serve Gifted Students with Disabilities


Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

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Success in school was like that when grades were the barometer and studying harder was the tool. ” You notice in neither of these definitions is there anything about academics, playing sports, or studying hard. Stanislaus Elementary School with “Four at the Door.”

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.



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What’s school without grade levels?

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In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. You are studying what you need to study at your level.”. You are studying what you need to study at your level.”

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

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But high schools often neglect to teach these students the soft skills that will help them in higher education — like how to study, manage their time and self-advocate. Even something like getting up and switching rooms while studying helps, he said.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

Instead of isolated lessons, students learn how to connect their studies with real-world problems. Imperative 5: Create Balanced Assessments. Assessments look far different than 10-15 years ago, but it’s not just the switch to computerized testing.

What the Teacher Strikes Can Teach Students About the History of the Labor Movement


Several studies have found a direct correspondence between the strength of unions and narrow gaps between the rich and the poor in the United States; when union membership was highest, the share of wealth was most equal. .

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

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Rand recognized the classroom sets of literature books she studied from as a senior. State and federal education leaders have feted Mississippi’s four-year stretch of improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Constructed in 1908, Durant Elementary in Durant, Miss.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

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In the 2015-16 school year, none of the social studies textbooks listed for use in the state’s fourth grade classroom was published before 2005. The Civil Rights Movement was once a footnote in Mississippi social studies classrooms, if it was covered at all. For the study of U.S.

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Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Bits of student performance data are only just starting to trickle out of the pilot schools, so it’s too early to assess most of them quantitatively. Most Basecamp schools make a lot of changes to the platform’s lesson plans, projects and assessments.

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

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In 2008, a few years after Hurricane Katrina, school officials in Louisiana asked aspiring charter-school leader Andrew Shahan to consider taking over the failing Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward.

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

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As many as half of working parents chose informal, unregulated care for their young children, according to a 2016 study of the cost of child care by Child Care Aware, a nonprofit organization that tracks child care trends and advocates for more generous child care policies.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning


I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. The computer system does this by constantly assessing how a particular student answers questions and what kind of lesson most engages that student. based education reform advocacy group. By NICHOLE DOBO, The Hechinger Report.

Why Getting Help for Kids with Dyslexia is Difficult


When children are identified with dyslexia, public schools often lack staff with the appropriate training to help, according to several studies and reports. When Billy Gibson, 18, was in elementary school, he couldn’t spell his own name.

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. In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment. According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Washington Post : “The new lesson plan for elementary school: Surviving the Internet.” “Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New Study on Income-Driven Repayment Plans.” ” Education Next on “Studying a Large-Scale Voucher Program in Colombia.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A new study, published in the Academy of Management Journal, suggests that when ‘high-reputation’ institutions – colleges and universities ranked among the top 50 institutions by U.S.


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