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Back to school — by the numbers

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Teachers, students, expenditures, attainment and more....
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Study: '21st-Century Learning' Demands Mix of Abilities

Study: '21st-Century Learning' Demands Mix of Abilities | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Sarah D. Sparks reports on a special report released this week by the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science. The report sought to define what we mean by "21st Century skills." The report's findings have implications for research directions in the field of education and the skills defined shed new light on what students need in order to succeed in post-secondary education and the work force.

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Why Kids Don't Master Science: Teaching Science That Sticks | Education News

Why Kids Don't Master Science: Teaching Science That Sticks | Education News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

John Jensen writes that the key to engaging kids in science is weaving a narrative of content, people and problem-solving rather than rote instruction. His ideas could be applied to increasing student engagement in all content areas, not just science.

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Jeb Bush: How shopping for milk is like choosing a school

Jeb Bush: How shopping for milk is like choosing a school | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

To those of you who are trying to keep your blood pressure under control by enacting a full media blackout from now until November, I apologize.  In addition to Valerie Strauss' reaction to Jeb Bush's condemnation of the hard work we do every day, there's a link here to the full text of the speech.

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The Honor Roll: 50 Must-Read K–12 Education IT Blogs

The Honor Roll: 50 Must-Read K–12 Education IT Blogs | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Our Inaugural Selection of the Best IT Blogs...

Find "Reader" in your Google apps, and add subscriptions to some of these blogs.  Then watch your PLN (professional learning network) grow!

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Education Week: Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology

Education Week: Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Technology is dramatically altering K-12 curriculum, but integrating digital tools into instruction can be challenging for educators. Download this collection of articles about connecting technology with a wide range of content areas and special needs.

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