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This educator writes that use of the phrase "achievement gap" can imply racial bias.
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Supporters and foes of storing books to open up space say they revere the sanctity of books.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Another attempt to slow down virtual public charter schools in Maine took a step toward enactment on Monday.
In honor of National Library Week 2014, SAGE databases are offering free access to their library science and education journals. Many more journal trials are available from SAGE. Some provide access into 2015. You do have to create a personal account and register. Visit the link to InfoDocket to see the full list of titles.
Published on Apr 4, 2014
Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Texas Library Association, Demco, and the Dean's Research Funds (College of Professional Education, Texas Woman's University).If you are a principal or school administrator and you want to share why your school librarian is the heart of your school, contact Dr. Judi Moreillon (email@example.com).This video is also available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/91689175
Perfect to share with your school librarians and their administrators.
Stanford's Challenge Success describes strategies for establishing a schoolwide climate that discourages cheating.
The evidence against VAM is at this point overwhelming. The refusal of school reformers to acknowledge it is outrageous.
"Players who did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter." A study points to an association between football, specifically, rather than other sports, and traumatic brain injury.
The latest monthly collection of articles about young people published in The Times.
This New York Times feature includes lesson ideas and questions to go with the articles featured. If you have trouble accessing the articles because you have come up against your monthly limit of free articles, ask your librarian for help!
This article is a bit one-sided, but I think there are still lessons to be learned from Kentucky's experience with expanding access to AP classes.
For National Poetry Month, dare yourself--and your students--to try reading a poet you've never sampled before.
As the end of the school year approaches you may be looking for a good way for students to organize and share examples of their best work of the school year. If your students have blogs or wikis that they have maintained all year then all they need to do is move their best examples to the front page. But if that is not the case for your students then take a look at these five services your students can use to organize and showcase examples of their best work.
In honor of National Poetry Month, this article from the NCTE focuses on using poetry to teach students how to craft academic arguments.
"E-reading is on the rise, according to a January report by the Pew Internet project. Fully 50 percent of adults own a tablet or e-reader, and two out of five public libraries lend e-readers. But while libraries own their e-readers, the same can’t be said of the digital books on their virtual shelves. As a result, library patrons face long wait times to borrow what are essentially collections of bits and bytes."
Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.
In this post, Sarah Fine asks why we see play as so central for young children and again for creative professional work, but treat high schools as play-free zones. She argues for why we should care about playful adolescence, and gives several examples of schools that are realizing these goals in practice.
Before you skip right over this (those of us on the verge of April break are seeing quite enough playfulness thank you very much), it's not about letting students have recess in your classroom, it's actually a very interesting article about "playful learning."
Highlights from the American Library Association's annual state of the libraries report.
Mike Paul reviews the new Google Tips site, which features a fun interactive card flipping design. To go directly to Google Tips: https://www.google.com/get/googletips/
At the start of this year, the President Barack Obama administration made a New Year’s resolution for schools nationwide. It urged them to drop the “zero tolerance” approach to discipline, joining a growing chorus of critics of policies that dispense serious punishments for small rule violations. The essence of zero tolerance is that normal but undesirable behavior counts as a strike against students. But the potential end of zero tolerance is also great news for a surprising part of society: the tech sector.
The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.
April is National Poetry Month in the US, but online, just about anyone can participate in the festivities of the month. Whether it's through reading the poetry of others, sharing your own poetry, or spreading the joy to others around you, there's no shortage of great ideas."
A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
Photographs from a new book of American public libraries—some famous, some neglected, some both—plus an essay by former Poet Laureate Charles Simic.
The latest acronym that is popping up everywhere is: VAM. It stands for Value-Added Measurement and refers to the practice of evaluating teachers based on the performance of their students using standardized tests as measures.This link goes to a list of blog posts on the NPE site that focus on VAM. A quick scan of the dates shows that VAM as a topic on this particular site has become very frequent lately.
Deluged by more applications than ever, the most selective colleges are rejecting legions of students they once would have accepted.
The contents of April's Educational Leadership, which focuses on writing (not just for English teachers). Print edition available at your library.