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A Big Push for Mandatory Personal Finance Classes in School | TIME.com

A Big Push for Mandatory Personal Finance Classes in School | TIME.com | Alternative education | Scoop.it
in a new paper, the highly influential Consumer Financial Protection Bureau endorses mandatory personal finance classes in grades K-12.
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The Case For Abolishing Homework In American Schools

The Case For Abolishing Homework In American Schools | Alternative education | Scoop.it
This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. A young girl sits at her desk, reviewing her homework assignments for the evening.
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A New framework for Working and Learning | Lefty Parent

A New framework for Working and Learning | Lefty Parent | Alternative education | Scoop.it
For many of us the rules of engagement at work are changing, from the traditional approach of being told what to do by “bosses”, to a new more egalitarian
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6 Ways To Make Sure You Don't Hate Your Life And Actually Enjoy It And Stuff

6 Ways To Make Sure You Don't Hate Your Life And Actually Enjoy It And Stuff | Alternative education | Scoop.it
This is basically the best life advice in the history of the universe.
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The Solution to a Bad Guy With a Test Is a Good Guy With a Test

The Solution to a Bad Guy With a Test Is a Good Guy With a Test | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Arne Duncan demonstrates a breathtaking lack of awareness about the effects of Race to the Top (RTTT). Far from being chastened by what is going on in schools around the country, the Secretary is doubling down on his test-driven offensive.
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A Big Push for Mandatory Personal Finance Classes in School | TIME.com

A Big Push for Mandatory Personal Finance Classes in School | TIME.com | Alternative education | Scoop.it
in a new paper, the highly influential Consumer Financial Protection Bureau endorses mandatory personal finance classes in grades K-12.
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9 Ways to Help Nurture Young Changemakers

9 Ways to Help Nurture Young Changemakers | Alternative education | Scoop.it
“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.” – Pearl S.
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The Most Basic Freedom Is Freedom to Quit

The Most Basic Freedom Is Freedom to Quit | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Schools will become moral institutions only when children are free to quit.
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Testing is killing learning

Testing is killing learning | Alternative education | Scoop.it
As public school children sit down to take standardized tests, educators explain why they don't work
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Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Play by John Taylor Gatto

Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Play by John Taylor Gatto | Alternative education | Scoop.it
John Taylor Gatto writes about how play teaches empathy, how to endure, how to have leisure, adventure, independence, self-reliance, and more.
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Kids skip college, blaze different career paths

Kids skip college, blaze different career paths | Alternative education | Scoop.it
The new way to get a great job and avoid college debt: avoid college. As tuition costs skyrocket and unemployment among recent post-grads is at an all-time high, many kids are taking a different path.
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The Secret To Doing Better In School: Meditation

The Secret To Doing Better In School: Meditation | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Want to do well on that upcoming test? Consider a little meditation, a new study in the journal Mindfulness suggests.
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Eighth grader designs standardized test that slams standardized tests

Eighth grader designs standardized test that slams standardized tests | Alternative education | Scoop.it
The reading passage starts: 'Dear New York State, I am not fond of your tests. They do not show you who I am, or who my teachers are....'
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The Devil's Due

The Devil's Due | Alternative education | Scoop.it
We have to start measuring our success in the happiness of our children, not in the height of our data plots, if we are to avoid more misguided leadership and foolhardy fads.
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Is School Enough? Documentary Film Delves In

Is School Enough? Documentary Film Delves In | Alternative education | Scoop.it
A documentary film airing on public television in September explores the incredible work that students can produce when their passions and interests drive learning.
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Seven sins of forced education | The Circle School

Seven sins of forced education | The Circle School | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Highly recommended   Children are biologically predisposed to take charge of their own education. So says psychologist Peter Gray in his recent
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The emotional abuse of our children: Teachers, schools, and the sanctioned violence of our modern institutions.

I want to start this article by doing a little thought experiment. Imagine for a moment that you are in a group of twenty people.
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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly About Bullying Prevention in Schools

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly About Bullying Prevention in Schools | Alternative education | Scoop.it
We’re fans of the pro-hero approach, rather than using an anti-bullying framework,  but given that most educational institutions still think and act in terms of anti-bullying, this recent study by the American Educational Research Association…...
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WATCH: How A Teacher Encouraged Her Students With An 'F'

WATCH: How A Teacher Encouraged Her Students With An 'F' | Alternative education | Scoop.it
In the spring of my career, I found myself questioning the choice of my life's work. The students did not appear to be motivated, the paperwork was overwhelming and the constant change of educational direction was discouraging.
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Teachers Unions Pull Back From National Learning Standards?

Teachers Unions Pull Back From National Learning Standards? | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, came out in favor of a two-year moratorium on adverse consequences for schools and teachers that have been proposed in connection with the...
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Sudbury Valley School • Online Library. Featured Essays

The Sudbury Valley School K12 High School alternative independent responsible
American in Metro-West Framingham Massachusetts
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Toolbox for Education & Social Action » Free Resources and Curriculum

Toolbox for Education & Social Action » Free Resources and Curriculum | Alternative education | Scoop.it
TESA is working to build and release new curriculum on issues regarding social, economic, and environmental justice on a regular basis. These are portions of larger curricula, games, and other materials we are releasing.
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Website and blog of New York Times best selling author of "The Element", TED speaker, education and creativity expert | Sir Ken Robinson

Website and blog of New York Times best selling author of "The Element", TED speaker, education and creativity expert | Sir Ken Robinson | Alternative education | Scoop.it
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At Common Core talk, a principal says his reality includes vomit | GothamSchools

At Common Core talk, a principal says his reality includes vomit | GothamSchools | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Joseph McDonald, a professor at NYU Steinhardt, (pictured far left) moderated Friday morning's NYU Steinhardt Education Policy Breakfast Series Common Core
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Real-world learning vs. school grades & credits. No contest.

Real-world learning vs. school grades & credits. No contest. | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Jack Hostager is a high school sophomore enrolled in an Eastern Iowa High School. His blog, Straight from the Desk, seeks to add the seldom heard voice of the student.
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Cuomo, Common Core and Pearson-for-Profit

Cuomo, Common Core and Pearson-for-Profit | Alternative education | Scoop.it
According to the New York Times, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is "investigating whether the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit arm of one of the nation's largest educational publishers, acted improperly to influence state education...
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