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This educator writes that use of the phrase "achievement gap" can imply racial bias.
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At the age of forty-six, Debbie Stier, the author of “The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT,” decided to devote herself full time to the test, with the goal of achieving the maximum possible score of 2400.
The College Board said it would eliminate obligatory essays and cut obscure vocabulary words in an effort to make its college admission exams focus on important academic skills.
Will the changes announced on Wednesday make the test better? College counselors and admissions officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.
Want to avoid having your course content being summed up as just another moment in Father Sarducci's 5-Minute University? A college professor writes about what made his classes memorable to students.
Much of the editing work on Wikipedia is too mind-numbingly repetitive for humans, so automated bots do it instead. But keeping track of automated editing has always been hard … until now.
"A while back, I was asked, “What engages students?” Sure, I couldrespond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students’ answers to the question: “What engages students?”
Last seen eating chicken at the intersection of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Likes books and people. Loves the institution that brings books and people together.
Again this tax season, Mainers have the opportunity to support the state’s free public libraries, including Lewiston's and Auburn’s, through a state income tax check-off program.
On Sunday night, 12 Years a Slave was named best picture at the 86th Academy Awards. And John Ridley, the film's screenwriter, won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay. Ridley's screenplay was based, of course, on Twelve Years a Slave, the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup.
A nice infographic by Maya Eilam. She's going to offer this as an 11 x 17 print! (Via This isn't Happiness)
The South Carolina House of Reps has voted cut $69,000 in funding to two public universities that assigned gay-themed books as reading for incoming freshmen.
Earlier this week, the US Government Printing Office announced the expansion of its ebook program to increase public access to government publications.
Pics of the Week: Celebrating Women’s History. A blog post at "Library of Congress Blog" on 2014-03-06.
There's currently a 400-point gap between the highest- and lowest-income students.
The Kansas Senate may consider a bill that would make it easier to prosecute teachers, librarians or school principals for exposing students to offensive materials.
In the age of mashups, fan fiction and content sharing, online media creation has spurred new complexities in copyright, effectively turning the legal concept of “fair use” on its ear, according to a new study from Georgia Tech.
By marshaling research evidence, finding outside partners, and nailing grants, Dennis Creedon has kept a robust arts program alive in his financially strapped school system.
Armed with federal flexibility, a growing number of states plan to use common-core-aligned field tests in all, or nearly all, of their schools.
It's the first Wednesday of March, so schools across the country are supporting the Special Olympics organization in their efforts to end the use of the words "retard" and "retarded." Actor John McGinley writes in HuffPost about how these words affect him.
March's issue of EL focuses on assessment. Included are articles by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Jan Chappuis (ask your librarian for access to that one), and Doug Johnson.
When budget cuts forced her district to cut back on librarians' schedules, Julie A. Bowline re-deployed her librarians as digital literacy teachers.
I know that this is going to get shared and re-shared as an example of how school librarians can be proactive in redefining their roles to better reflect the needs of technology-rich schools. I won't argue with that--we should be doing that. My problem is that we should already have done that, and any librarian worth their salt has been doing that all along. What I really object to is the need to constantly re-name school librarians to somehow make up for the fact that people who don't work with us, go to our schools, or spend any time in our libraries, just don't understand what school librarians do and have done for decades. Calling us "digital literacy" teachers sells us short.
Proofreading is a skill which generally gets tougher the longer you write. Proofreading does not solely consist of spell checking or computerized analysis of grammar.
February 16, 2014Reviewed here: RefWorks, Zotero, EasyBib, CiteLighter, Citation Machine, BibMe, RefDot, Citefast, Endnote and Mendeley.
Research was done on four-year colleges and universities that don't require college admissions test scores.