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Will the new Common Core Standards Subjugate Literature to Information Texts?

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   Teachers are worried as many districts respond to Common Core Standards reducing focus on poetry and novels. But the Common Core specifies literary work and includes poetry and fiction in its standards objectives and exemplar lists. Fiction is falling off the Scope and Sequence due to a lack of time to accommodate given non-fiction works, comprehension […]

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KQED Article on Educator-driven Start Ups Address Education Needs and Technology Innovations

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 The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech October 4, 2012  By Katrina Schwartz   Most teachers are happy doing their job — helping kids understand and make sense of the world around them. But there’s a growing number of educators who are wading into entrepreneurship, frustrated at the lack of tools they need, and wanting to […]

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New Safe K12 education platform — supported by Google, MS, etc.

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Major Tech Companies Partner To Build Educational ‘Platform For Good’ Here’s something you don’t see every day. Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and other major tech companies have joined together. No, not to build a new phone or gadget. Instead, it’s far more important. They’ve partnered with non-profit organizationFamily Online Safety Institute (FOSI) to build A Platform For Good. […]

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Here Comes the Democratization of Higher Ed

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Harvard, MIT Venture Aims to Fill India’s Education Gap By Visi R. Tilak   How would you like to take courses from Harvard and MIT anywhere in the world? Professor Anant Agarwal from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, heads an organization called edX, which he says has a vision to “Democratize education, transform lives and reinvent campus education.” […]

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11 Real Ways Technology Is Affecting Education Right Now

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From http://edudemic.com/ Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:15 pm, Posted by Katie Lepi 4 | TRENDS The amount of technology flooding into classrooms may vary widely, but there’s no denying that it’s a red-hot trend in education. A new study further bolsters this idea as it’s found that digital devices are saving students time, are widely accepted, and are actually making students more […]

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Connected Educator Month: Tips From 33 Educators

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 From the New York Times– Great Ideas from Brilliant Teachers! By KATHERINE SCHULTEN Stacy BrownErin Olson, an English teacher in Iowa who is featured in our post, uses Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion. Go to related 2011 article » The U.S. Department of Education has declared August Connected Educator Month, and since we’d be nothing without the teachers we’ve connected […]

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State of Education 2012– NCES Report is out– Highlights Here

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Section 1 – Participation in Education in the United States CLICK “INDICATOR” LINKS FOR DETAILED DATA. CLICK FIGURE TITLES TO SEE GRAPHICS. Between 2000 and 2010, enrollment rates increased for young adults ages 18–19 and adults ages 20–24, 25–29, and 30–34; students in these age groups are typically enrolled in college or graduate school (indicator […]

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Is Choice a Panacea? (scholarly paper on KIPP and other charters)

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quote: “Shifting tax dollars into charters turns out, despite the publicity, not to be the panacea for Black students, but an apparent diversion of tax dollars and public attention from the real possibilities that could come from a sustained investment in Texas and the nations public schools.” abstract: Public concern about pervasive inequalities in traditional […]

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The War on Teachers

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Students in the U.S. are not performing well in comparison to students in other countries– particularly countries which do not experience the immigration and poverty issues in our schools. U.S. economic struggles add to the sense of emergency we have about our kids not thriving in school. Are they getting the training or inspiration that […]

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Graphic: Internet Impact on Education

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https://www.seo.com/blog/internet-changed-education-infographic/

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