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Do We Have a Fundamental Right to Education? (Affirmative Actions Long Road)

Do We Have a Fundamental Right to Education?  (Affirmative Actions Long Road) | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
And has it been violated?
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The battle has focused on merit when it needs to focus on unequal funding.  The majority of school funding comes from property taxes and that's the main issue if you study the facts...

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The 10 biggest management lies that Drucker exposed by William Cohen, Ph.D.

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The 10 biggest management lies that Drucker exposed by William Cohen, Ph.D.
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A brilliant man who proclaimed, “What everybody knows is usually wrong.” I’ve based much of what I have been able to accomplish on his exposure of this myth."  


This is why American Presidents should do what's right even if not popular, and the public needs to be skeptical of media claims.  

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Ross Elementary PTA | Facebook

On the "wish list" of many Kindergarten, 1st grade, and PE teachers are students who know how to tie their shoes! If your little one is having a hard...
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A better way to tie shoes (if you can relearn it).  Kindergarten teachers this is a video for you!

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6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children

6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Talking about race is challenging for many parents, especially White parents. And we need to get over it. Here are a few things everyone can do to make it better.
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Professor bans student email (hah!) @insidehighered

Professor bans student email (hah!) @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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The demands never end...

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Risky play and skinned knees are key to healthy child development | Toronto Star

Risky play and skinned knees are key to healthy child development  | Toronto Star | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Even injury prevention experts warn against overprotecting kids

Via Lon Woodbury
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My son has a favorite story about elementary school basketball.  The asst. principal of a school once yelled at him as he went to shoot a basketball from across the court, "Don't throw that basketball ... It might hit somebody!"   That comment says it all....

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Books - Sunday Book Review - The New York Times (The Way We Learn)

Books - Sunday Book Review - The New York Times  (The Way We Learn) | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Find book reviews & news from the Sunday Book Review on new books, best-seller lists, fiction, non-fiction, literature, children’s books, hardcover & paperbacks.
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The NY Times Book Review this week includes the following educationally related reviews:  "The Enclosure of the American Mind," "A Unified Theory" (art & technology),  "Progress Report", (history of American public ed), "Not Giving an Inch" (metric system), "The New School" (assess the state of public ed and realities of instructors), "Of Two Minds" (notion of the lone genius), "In Providence" (Memories of Brown University), "Learning Democracy" and more....

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Stand on the Table!

Stand on the Table! | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
As this new school year begins, I am grateful for what Robin Williams gave, glad that his wit and generosity as John Keating inspire me this week to ask my 9th grade girls to stand on their desks to get another perspective on their world....
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And raise the roof, Ann Klotz, Headmistress at Laurel School.  A must-read....! 

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LinkedIn, a data aggregator, allows students/parents to learn about employment prospects by college major

LinkedIn, a data aggregator, allows students/parents to learn about employment prospects by college major | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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While not perfect, this new LinkedIn tool allows students and parents to evaluate employment & hiring prospects by college major.  It is a step in the right direction...

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States where English is the official language

States where English is the official language | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Five states are considering legislation this year to make English their official language. If passed, they would join the 31 states with existing official language laws.

Via Mike Busarello's Digital Textbooks
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School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity - Mashable

School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity - Mashable | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity
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A new Kickstarter project aims to spark teenage girls' creativity online — with a little help from Pussy Riot and Yoko Ono.

Via Creativity For Life, Lynnette Van Dyke
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I have to admit I would have done really well in the School of Doodle.  However, I wonder how they'll incorporate all those little, nasty requirements like high school graduation tests, et. al.  However, this kickstarter campaign has  some really BIG names in support..!

 

Here is a direct link to their video:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/schoolofdoodle/school-of-doodle?ref=nav_search

 

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WE can all get behind this. Especially if you have daughters or granddaughters 

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Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law @insidehighered

Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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The Judge gets this one right!  

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Researchers explore using service dogs for autism - USA TODAY

Researchers explore using service dogs for autism - USA TODAY | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Researchers explore using service dogs for autism USA TODAY Now, through the Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys, they're studying what happens when certified therapy dogs are placed in therapy sessions with groups of children...
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Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect — new study - The Washington Post

Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect — new study - The Washington Post | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

"How many times have you heard that “practice makes perfect?” Well, a new meta-analysis of dozens of previous studies shows that it is not always true. In this post, Alfie Kohn explains and talks about the consequences of this when it comes to education.'


Via John Evans, Aki Puustinen
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Great article!

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Interesting..

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RANKED: The 14 Best National Universities

RANKED: The 14 Best National Universities | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Forget the Ivy League -- you just need to go to a flagship university in California, Michigan, Washington or North Carolina if you want a world-class education.

Our friends at the Washington Monthly published their own ranking Monday of the best ...
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Kristof: "When Whites Just Don’t Get It"

Kristof: "When Whites Just Don’t Get It" | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last ...
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A must-read for everyone but especially educators. 

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Hookup Line. Carpool. Same Rituals, New School.

Hookup Line. Carpool. Same Rituals, New School. | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Some things are the same no matter where you are: the car pool line (called “hookup” in our new town). The health forms. The classrooms, the desks, the cubbies. It’s not Mars, it’s just school. They know how to do school.
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A place where carpool line's are called hookups. 

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Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core

Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A pair of wide-ranging polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge sentiment on the common standards, testing, school funding, and other hot-button issues.
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While teachers are less enthusiastic, the public is largely ill informed. Firstly, the Common Core is NOT a federal initiative, (although certain politicians love to label it this way) and do not direct how teachers must instruct or present information.  The CC is really common learning standards that broad define what children should be learning in each grade.  

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A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work

A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A growing workplace health trend is moving to classrooms: More schools are adding standing desks as a tool to increase alertness and combat childhood obesity.

In 2012, more than one-third of childr
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This is an important development, especially for young children who grow tired of sitting at their desks all day.  My children were fortunate to have progressive teachers who allow them to stand at their desk and work on their papers.  Wonderful news!

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Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover - City Limits

City Limits Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover City Limits Cultivating excellent teachers and retaining them in the profession are paramount goals, shared by a bevy of bedfellows usually at odds in the education-reform debate, from...
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Inexperienced teachers appears to be a primary issue...long hours, often lower pay and other factors figure into the equation. 

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The Trouble With Tenure

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Teacher job protections are being challenged, and a lawmaker and former school principal explains why that’s good.
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"Challenges to tenure have gathered considerable force, with many Democrats defying teachers unions and joining the movement.

After a California judge’s recent ruling that the state’s tenure protections violated the civil rights of children by trapping them with ineffective educators in a manner that “shocks the conscience,” Arne Duncan, the education secretary . . ."

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Colleges struggle to engage parents of first-generation college students @insidehighered

Colleges struggle to engage parents of first-generation college students @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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The complete opposite of helicopter parents...

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Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny

Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
With its academics and its finances under fire, the Texas sports academy created by Deion Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback and N.F.L. commentator, faces the loss of its state charter.
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Closed book: When schooling isn't about getting an education...

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Face Value: How Our Brain Decides Who We Can Trust

Face Value: How Our Brain Decides Who We Can Trust | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the brain makes snap judgments about a face's trustworthiness before we're even aware of it.
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Detroit Hope: When you design schools with the needs of young people in mind . . .

Detroit Hope: When you design schools with the needs of young people in mind . . . | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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 These education heroes opened their doors within the deadliest zip code in the entire nation.  Administrators told the students, "If you're not used to hugging, we are a nontraditional school, so get used to it.  We hug." From the beginning, they understood that it's all about building relationships. Successful schools must be more than student centered...they have to be community centered.   A school within a school concept & faculty looping--in action. But in the end, It's all about creating a sense of belonging somewhere....of being accepted and loved.

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Schools brace for up to 50000 migrant kids - USA TODAY

Schools brace for up to 50000 migrant kids - USA TODAY | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Schools brace for up to 50000 migrant kids USA TODAY "We haven't started school yet, so we are all just holding our breath to see what's going to come on the first day of school," says Caroline Woodason, assistant director of school...
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