Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? What does personalized learning mean to the perennial tug-of-war over content — in higher education’s “great books” debate over whether students should absorb the Western canon or study what they want, and, at the K-12 level, over the Common Core? In the classroom, if you want, you can sit at a table. Dan D.

STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

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Many times, I find, some of my friends go into a classroom, and they’re dealing with things at home. They bring that into the classroom, and the teacher assumes that it’s targeted towards them. The interaction between administration and students and the amount of student voice put into the decisions made, specifically about Common Core and standardizing a certain curriculum. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachers

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Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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You can hear a pin drop in the classroom when the kids are dissecting,” said Courtney Cayer, a science teacher at Elm City and the founder of the school’s “mini-med-school” program. They are two-week intensive courses that take children outside the classroom and beyond the traditional subjects. The charter network’s New York students had scored below expectations on the new, more challenging Common Core tests. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning

A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

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He and his department leaders analyzed state requirements and national standards like the Common Core to extract the underlying skills they required and then put together a roadmap for students to achieve mastery. At Juarez, 97 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, a common measure of poverty. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions standards

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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In a darkened classroom in Essex Technical High School, Anna Maria Miller takes careful notes while watching a subtitled video sampling from Rwanda’s infamous “hate radio,” which helped fuel the genocide of the minority Tutsi population in 1994. Students spend five consecutive instructional days in core classes like math and English, and then switch over to five consecutive days in their vocational programs. HATHORNE, Mass. —

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

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Using small yellow and orange squares of paper and lengths of yarn stretched between tables and chairs, sixth-grade math students made number lines — including everything from fractions to negative decimals — in a classroom at Walsh Middle School. The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

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Statistically, almost half of school dropouts do so because they don’t see the relevance. Set up your class (optional, but this allows you to share out archived Nepris sessions with students, say, for a flipped classroom activity). These include Common Core, TEKS, Next General Science Standards, or California/National CTE Standards (optional but gives the experts better insight into your curriculum objectives). This is great for flipped classrooms.

The Professional Development Problem

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If we can’t effectively support our educators then expecting them to reverse the concerning trends of high school dropouts (more than ¼ fail to graduate H.S.), Professional Engagement includes classroom management, dealing with challenging students, interacting with families, and understanding oneself in relation to all these groups. The training in this area is mostly academically focused, such as common core standards and STEM.

How to help struggling young readers

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The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts. “In Teacher-prep programs, she added, bear a large part of the responsibility here: Many teachers-in-training receive just one course in how to teach reading — a teaching task which experts agree is extremely complex — before heading into the classroom. “It’s

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

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public schools and historically have some of the lowest test scores and highest dropout rates of all student groups. Approximately 82 percent of the survey respondents indicated that the materials they used “somewhat” or do “not at all” reflect the rigor of the Common Core State Standards that are used to measure students’ academic performance each year in the states that have adopted them. “We’ve

What Does “College Ready” Really Mean, Anyway?

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As teachers, we often think of our classrooms and schools as “learning,” but really it’s only one form of learning with very strong flavors and tone–one driven by the idea of coverage over mastery, with that mastery measured by mostly universal assessments, and with the motivation to learn mostly institutional–letter grades, certification, endorsements, titles, etc. What Does “College Ready” Really Mean, Anyway? by Terry Heick.

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Sunday, April 26th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: 10 Ways to be a Rock Star Teacher in your Classroom , Are you interested in creating dynamic hands on lesson plans that leave your students wanting to come back to class the next day? This webinar will cover what to look for in a game, where to get good games for learning, and strategies to integrate games into the system of a classroom. Saturday, May 2nd at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Featured Teacher: Lisa Parisi , Classroom 2.0

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Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Final Notes Updates Last Week for "Reinventing the Classroom" Presentation Proposals. We want YOU to present at the Reinventing the Classroom conference on May 1st - all about the impact of ed tech on the classroom experience. The Common Core opens the door for innovative teaching techniques to ensure students are college and career ready.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” Robots hate the Common Core. Data and “Research” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Study details tool to help professors measure how much active learning is happening in their classrooms.”

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“Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Salesforce , the world’s largest customer relationship management platform, has announced a new classroom-ready training scheme called Trailhead for Students.” classrooms: An army of robots to help autistic students learn social skills.”