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Release of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan

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The Parent Trigger: A Model for Transforming Education - by Joseph L. Bast, Bruno Behrend, Ben Boychuk, and Marc Oestreich - Policy Briefs

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Shortcuts, School Reform and Private Foundations - Huffington Post (blog)

Shortcuts, School Reform and Private Foundations - Huffington Post (blog) | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Shortcuts, School Reform and Private FoundationsHuffington Post (blog)This weekend, I read an old (1993) but excellent study commissioned by the Casey foundation on what it takes comprehensive school reform in large school systems.
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Challenge of focusing education reform

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AUSTRALIA ranks high in the world “student achievement in schools” league tables. Over the past decade, however, we are slipping out of the top 10 – and the major drop is among those above the average.
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Worth a second chance - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning HeraldWorth a second chanceSydney Morning HeraldThe foundation director of higher education research at the Australian Council for Educational Research, Hamish Coates, says other measures can complement the ATAR.
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NAPLAN's the new entry hurdle - schools reject kids with poor test results

NAPLAN's the new entry hurdle - schools reject kids with poor test results | Alternative education | Scoop.it
HIGH schools are using NAPLAN test results to identify students they don't want to enrol.
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Chocolate and Culture Lounge - History of our Education System my notes from... |

Chocolate and Culture Lounge - History of our Education System my notes from... | | Alternative education | Scoop.it
History of our Education System my notes from video: John Taylor Gatto[1] (born December 15, 1935[2]) is an American retired school teacher of 29 years and 8 months experience in the classroom and...
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Law graduate sues school after not finding job

Law graduate sues school after not finding job | Alternative education | Scoop.it
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Zero Tuition College

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The Free College for Self-Directed Learners...
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Calhoun School: PEL

Calhoun School: PEL | Alternative education | Scoop.it
PEL - Calhoun School (Calhoun & partner schools win $250,00 grant to launch Progressive Ed Lab, offering school-based teacher-training.)...
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Log In - The New York Times

Log In - The New York Times | Alternative education | Scoop.it
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In their shoes: teachers get taste of cyberbullying

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Unschooling Resources

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RT @freechildprojec: Learn more about unschooling for social change at http://www.freechild.org/unschooling.htm http://fb.me/NxDr49mt...
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Education First Principles

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Shawn Gude has a terrific post up at The League of Ordinary Gentlemen. Much of it is an examination of my "shifting rhetoric" on education reform. On the whole, Kain’s rhetorical shift is salutary stuff.
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other writings by kirsten olson | www.kirstenolson.org | Kirsten Olson is an author, teacher, consultant www.oldsowconsulting.com

other writings by kirsten olson | www.kirstenolson.org | Kirsten Olson is an author, teacher, consultant www.oldsowconsulting.com | Alternative education | Scoop.it
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Serbia to revamp education - Southeast European Times

Serbia to revamp education - Southeast European Times | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Serbia to revamp educationSoutheast European TimesFewer than 7% of residents are highly educated, while more than 1.3 million, out of the 7.5 million total population, lack basic elementary education.
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The Fourth Purpose - A Three-Episode, Six-Hour Documentary Series - Fourth Purpose Films

The Fourth Purpose - A Three-Episode, Six-Hour Documentary Series - Fourth Purpose Films | Alternative education | Scoop.it
The Fourth Purpose will be the first documentary to provide a context within which the nature of the American public school system may be examined. (What is The Fourth Purpose?
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NAPLAN consultants recruited to administer tests

NAPLAN consultants recruited to administer tests | Alternative education | Scoop.it
THE Education Department has employed Victorian-based consultants to administer the national literacy and numeracy tests in SA.
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NAPLAN Tests | My School Website

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When is a Child Ready for Kindergarten?

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"Here’s a simple solution to the problem of too-young children in kindergarten: Restore kindergarten to what it was before we went off the rails in this country, sucking the joy and life out of learni...
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The Teenagers Guide to Opting Out Not Dropping Out of School

This guide provides teens with information on how to take ownership of their learning and become successful and happy without going to school.
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Unschooling has its appeal. But can it work? – - Macleans OnCampus

Unschooling has its appeal. But can it work? – - Macleans OnCampus | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Ignorant article; great comments!
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The 5-story Google alert that says almost everything - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

The 5-story Google alert that says almost everything - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post | Alternative education | Scoop.it
I have a Google alert programmed for the word “school,” and one of the e-mails I received this morning was a sobering reminder of where we are today in education. Here are the stories.
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Isaac Asimov on Science and Creativity in Education

Isaac Asimov on Science and Creativity in Education | Alternative education | Scoop.it
What vintage science fiction has to do with the future of self-directed learning.
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Why we are still losing it in translation - The Age

Why we are still losing it in translation - The Age | Alternative education | Scoop.it
The AgeWhy we are still losing it in translationThe AgeAn Australian Education Union survey this year found that LOTE was the most difficult subject in which to find a qualified teacher.
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