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School Now Run By Teachers, Union, Had Turbulent History

School Now Run By Teachers, Union, Had Turbulent History | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. 

A fascinating story about how one small inner-city high school in New Haven is trying to pick up the pieces (in the 70s they were an avant garde magnet school) and re-establish themselves.  The really interesting part?  The reform is being led and enacted by the teachers themselves.

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Cost to attend UMaine System likely to top $19,000 next year - Portland Press Herald

Cost to attend UMaine System likely to top $19,000 next year - Portland Press Herald | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Following a six-year tuition freeze, 'now it is time to invest,' Chancellor James Page says.
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College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
For working-class students like Nate, Zac and TaTy, the road to college is unfamiliar and rocky, and even imagining oneself on campus can be an obstacle.
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'Sesame Street' Diversifies and Basketball Gentrifies: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories

'Sesame Street' Diversifies and Basketball Gentrifies: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The best recent writing about school
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Principal of a School on the Edge

Principal of a School on the Edge | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The principal of an alternative school opens up about the challenges and rewards of shepherding at-risk kids to graduation.
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11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books

11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Some of the most beloved movies ever were based on books. But just because we loved them doesn’t mean the original author did.
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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Unanimous Supreme Court Expands Scope of Special Education Rights

Unanimous Supreme Court Expands Scope of Special Education Rights | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The justices ruled Wednesday that schools must do more than provide a "merely more than de minimis" education program to a student with a disability.
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9 TED Talks recommended by students, for students

9 TED Talks recommended by students, for students | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Which TED Talks do students love? We asked TED-Ed Club Members around the world to share their favorites. Below, check out 9 great talks recommended by and for young people
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Be About It Project: Student Perspective - Teched Up Teacher

Be About It Project: Student Perspective - Teched Up Teacher | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Alanis is sixteen and awesome. Whether you call it Genius Hour, 20% Time, or make your own version like me, you owe it to your students to try something like this

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Hipster Google - 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

Hipster Google - 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
21 lesser known Google tools and how they can be used for teaching and learning.
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A statewide school reform gains fans and concerns while letting students learn at their own pace - The Hechinger Report

A statewide school reform gains fans and concerns while letting students learn at their own pace - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
HINESBURG, Vt. — Troy Paradee loves going to school. He loves “the excitement about all the things I’m getting to learn.” Jocelyn Foran can’t wait to get to her classroom either: “We are learning so much more and it’s so much more fun and creative.”
Paradee and Foran are among the surprise beneficiaries of a statewide effort in Vermont to “personalize” learning: They are teachers who say that their jobs have become far more rewarding by giving students greater freedom to choose what to learn both in and out of school.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 11 | Internet Scout

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 11 | Internet Scout | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2017/0317

     Research and Education 
The Modernist Journals Project 
Global Biodiversity Information Facility 
National Numeracy Network: Teaching Resources 
Monroe Work Today 
Thingiverse: Education 
A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology 
YouTube: Half Hour Hegel: The Complete Phenomenology of Spirit American Association of Community Colleges: DataPoints 

     General Interest 
Internet Arcade 
Library of Congress: Popular Graphic Arts
Corvid Research 
Historic Arkansas Museum: Arkansas Traveler 
Late Night Library: Late Night Debut 
National Museum of American History: Coins, Currency, and Medals 
A Short History of the Seed and Nursery Catalogue in Europe and the U.S. 
MK&G Collection Online
      
      Network Tools 
Polarr 
Zoho Writer 

     In the News 
New Book Explores the Science and Health Risks Behind Screen Addiction
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Parent Anxiety, Screen Time And Learning In The Digital Age

Parent Anxiety, Screen Time And Learning In The Digital Age | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
We met with parents to talk about screen time, digital privacy and the role of devices in the classroom. They had a lot of questions, so we asked some experts for answers. Take a listen.
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‘I’ll be in Canada': More students are looking to head north

‘I’ll be in Canada': More students are looking to head north | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
International demand for Canadian schools is rising since Trump took office
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What Differentiated Instruction Is—and Isn't

What Differentiated Instruction Is—and Isn't | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Kids of the same age aren't all alike when it comes to learning any more than they are alike in terms of size, hobbies, personality, or food preferences. Kids do have many things in common, because they are human beings and because they are all young people, but they also have important differences. What we share makes us human, but how we differ makes us individuals. In a classroom with little or no differentiated instruction, only student similarities seem to take center stage. In a differentiated classroom, commonalities are acknowledged and built upon, and student differences also become important elements in teaching and learning. "

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Learning Spaces

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Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning. Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration. This e-book represents an ongoing exploration as we bring together space, technology, and pedagogy to ensure learner success.
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You probably believe some of these learning myths: Take our quiz to find out

You probably believe some of these learning myths: Take our quiz to find out | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.

Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.

We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with lifelong learning. But how well do you think you understand what good learning looks like?
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The Life and Death of the Library of Alexandria

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In 1960, four novels by the well-known English writer Lawrence Durrell were brought together in one volume and published as The Alexandria Quartet. Described by
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New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality

New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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The Distracted Classroom

The Distracted Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The more powerful the goals we establish for ourselves, and the more we feel ownership over those goals, the more we are able to pursue them in the face of both internal and external distractions.

We all know this from experience. Most of us can shut out distractions when we are pursuing something that really matters to us. So if we want to deal with distractions in teaching, an obvious place to turn would be toward our goals for the classroom: Who creates them? How much do they matter? And how well do students understand them?
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6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Students need good reading skills not just in English but in all classes. Here are some ways you can help them develop those skills.
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School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump

School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Iowa is one of 31 states where legislators have proposed creating or expanding school choice programs this year, but the push is meeting resistance.
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For the love of Maths

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"Maths might not be the most popular subject, perceived by many as merely the process of following obscure rules for solving boring equations, but maths is truly much more than that. "


Here's the link to the latest issue of this magazine:

http://chalkdustmagazine.com/read/issue-05/

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Helping the Homeless and Ending Assault: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories

Helping the Homeless and Ending Assault: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The best recent writing about school


* Is Florida Underreporting Dropouts? Heather Vogell ProPublica


* Will This State Initiative to Curb Student Homelessness Succeed? Grace Swanson | Kitsap Daily News


 * South Carolina Pushes Back on Poor Education Ranking Paul Hyde | The Greenville News 


 * Military Academies’ Culture of Sexual Assault Lolita Baldor 


 * The Preschool-Spending Desert Lillian Mongeau | The Hechinger Report 


 * The Office for Civil Rights’s Volatile Power James Murphy | The Atlantic


 * How One Gymnast Overcame a Rare Disease to Compete Winston Bribach | The Daily Bruin 

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