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New Orleans is America's comeback city: Governor Bobby Jindal | NOLA.com

New Orleans is America's comeback city: Governor Bobby Jindal | NOLA.com | Alternative Education | Scoop.it

Eight years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina struck our shores, devastated our state and left the city of New Orleans in peril. Many people thought the city would never fully recover, but state and local leaders have worked together to prove the doubters wrong. What has happened in the eight years since Katrina is truly remarkable, as New Orleans has reestablished its historical position as one of the world's great cities for both culture and commerce.

 

When I took office, we set out to make Louisiana the best place in the world in which to live, work and raise a family. In order to do so, we immediately got to work on strengthening governmental ethics laws, cutting taxes, revamping our workforce development programs and reforming our education system so that we could create a competitive business climate. Thanks to these and other reforms, targeted state investments and aggressive business development efforts, Louisiana now ranks higher in every national business-climate ranking than it ever did prior to 2008. Nowhere in Louisiana is our hard work on display more so than in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.

 

Since becoming our nation's first district of autonomously run charter schools, New Orleans schools have improved student achievement measures from 35 percent proficient on literacy and math tests to 63 percent. The New Orleans graduation rate now tops the state average for all students and the national average for African-American students. New Orleans is the only school system in America where educators rather than school boards run the schools and parents choose from a marketplace of competing options. In short, New Orleans schools increasingly are providing a pipeline of well-educated workers that companies from every industry seek when they are looking to invest or expand.

 

An expanded digital media tax credit we created has helped New Orleans to cultivate a burgeoning collection of tech startups as the city has become one of America's top new centers for entrepreneurship. This latest generation of businesses has buoyed the spirit of New Orleans and its economy, leading Forbes to name New Orleans the No. 1 brain magnet and Inc. magazine to call New Orleans America's coolest startup city. Enhanced, targeted state incentives have helped numerous startups and high-growth young firms to lead the way, including Audiosocket, iSeatz, TurboSquid and many more.

 

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Alternative education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alternative education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alternative education, also known as non-traditional education or educational alternative, includes a number of approaches to teaching and learning separate from that offered by mainstream or traditional education. Educational alternatives are rooted in a number of philosophies differing from those of mainstream education.

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Alternative higher education pioneers, bringing them back to life!: Jerry Mintz at TEDxBergen - YouTube

Alternative higher education pioneers, bringing them back to life!: Jerry Mintz at TEDxBergen - YouTube | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
Jerry Mintz has been a leading voice in the alternative school movement for over 30 years. In 1989, he founded the Alternative Education Resource Organizatio...
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17 Year-Old Author Says It's Time for Schools To Change

17 Year-Old Author Says It's Time for Schools To Change | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
Nikhil Goyal passionately advocates for education reform. His newly published book, One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School by the Alternative Education Resource Organization, is making headlines at Forbes, ASCD, Teach.com, and Huffington Post.Goyal's not a typical advocate for reform. He’s a 17-year-old high school student in his senior year. At 17, he's already a veteran TEDx speaker, writer for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and now author.
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Ivory Tower

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As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion 'Ivory Tower' asks: Is college worth the cost?
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National Alternative Education Association | Developing Potential in All Students

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The National Alternative Education Association, (NAEA), is made up of teachers, counselors, para-professionals, crisis workers, administrators, school resource officers, board members, and others who are interested in and committed to best practice, resource sharing, research, and networking to benefit the youth and children we serve through alternative learning options.

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The Love Of Learning | Richmond Family Magazine

The Love Of Learning | Richmond Family Magazine | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
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Explanantions of the Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and Montessori teaching styles.

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Alt Ed Austin - About Alt Ed Austin

Alt Ed Austin - About Alt Ed Austin | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
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Resource for those interested in Alt Ed in the Austin, TX area. Interesting, and relevant, since I'll be moving there soon...

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Art room

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Explore cayoup's photos on Flickr. cayoup has uploaded 158 photos to Flickr.
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An Interview with Paul Reville | Isaac Graves

An Interview with Paul Reville | Isaac Graves | Alternative Education | Scoop.it

"An ideal education is something that broadens and expands a student's experience, that broadens their mind and their way of thinking about themselves and their place in the world. It's one that creates possibilities for students, both intellectual possibilities and practical possibilities. It's one that creates connections between students and teachers, between students and one another, between students and the world that surrounds them, so that their experience becomes meaningful."

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Education With Hands, Hearts and Heads: Satish Kumar at TEDxWhitechapel - YouTube

Ecology and economy come from the same Greek word: oikos, meaning home. Ecology is the study of our home and economy is its management. In this mind-opening ...
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"In this mind-opening talk, internationally renowned spiritual thinker and educator Satish Kumar draws attention to the pervasive lack of a genuine understanding of nature in our education systems, which is contributing to the gross mismanagement of our planet. Kumar makes a compelling case for a more holistic approach to education, connecting our hands, hearts as well as heads."

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Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Not Curriculum?

Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Not Curriculum? | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
TEST Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Not Curriculum?

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On "in-situ" learning - coming to the problem, then figuring out how to solve it. The way it ought to be.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education | MindShift

Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education | MindShift | Alternative Education | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education http://t.co/RsbmgHli #SCUP...

 

Robinson is widely respected internationally as a thinker and speaker about education. His short videos like this one are watched by millions.


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About | Education Revolution - Alternative Education Resource Organization

About | Education Revolution - Alternative Education Resource Organization | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
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Mycelium School

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An #alted program for adults who want to make a difference. On a personal note, I support anything endorsed by Charles Eisenstein.

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The Top 18 Educational Social Networking Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 18 Educational Social Networking Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
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a list of social networking sites for educators to communicate with each other.

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Social Networks for Education

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A database of education focused social networks
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I didn't know these existed until I did some searching. Good to know there are social networks devoted to communication amongst students and teachers. If only one of them was as popular and the non-educational SNs.

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