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Please Stop Using the Phrase 'Achievement Gap'

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This educator writes that use of the phrase "achievement gap" can imply racial bias.

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Growing wealth gap may threaten education’s role in social mobility | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Growing wealth gap may threaten education’s role in social mobility | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Data show education is just one more arena in American life where gap between the rich and poor is widening. Continue reading →
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Are these the best and worst states for teachers?

Are these the best and worst states for teachers? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss explains the methodology used by "Wallet Hub" to identify the "teacher friendliest states in the country"

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'Reinventing Writing': An Interview With Vicki Davis

'Reinventing Writing': An Interview With Vicki Davis | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Vicki Davis, known in education technology circles around the world as "Cool Cat Teacher," is one of the Web's most popular writers about ed tech.

She recently agreed to answer a few questions about her new book, Reinventing Writing.
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Race to Nowhere Public Television Premiere

Race to Nowhere Public Television Premiere | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Airing Sept. 25th - Oct. 5th, 2014 across the U.S. on your local public television station, Race to Nowhere is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success.
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Lack of Sleep Increases Risk of Failure in School Among Teens

Lack of Sleep Increases Risk of Failure in School Among Teens | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new Swedish study links lack of sleep among adolescents to an increased risk of failure in school.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Culturally Responsive Teaching

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"The changing racial and cultural landscape of America is certainly a much-discussed topic -- some researchers studying U.S. Census data and demographics even say that America could be a "minority majority" country as early as 2050. While the barriers between countries continue to come down, and globalization continues, how can teachers address the needs of students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and upbringings? This collection of videos introduces culturally responsive teaching (CRT), and includes some techniques that you can use to help students from diverse backgrounds succeed together."

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America's Music

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America's Music uses documentary films and text to engage the public in a study of some of America's most enduring popular music. The series consists of six sessions built around a different genre of American music. Sessions feature either a complete documentary film or excerpts from longer docs followed by scholar-led discussions.

 
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Academic Skills on Web Are Tied to Income Level

Academic Skills on Web Are Tied to Income Level | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new study indicates that the higher the income level of a student’s family, the more adept the student will be on how to use the web.
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Harvard-MIT Partnership Opens MOOCs for High Schoolers

Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 30,000+ Images of Art and Artifacts to Download and Re-use for Free

Free Technology for Teachers: 30,000+ Images of Art and Artifacts to Download and Re-use for Free | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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Trees of Knowledge

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Maybe teaching isn't about delivering information. Maybe it's really about providing a landscape where curiosity takes root, growing a unique, vibrant, continual source of knowledge.
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The best part of this is the video showing the middle school teacher explain "Makey Makey." Thanks to Brunswick School Board member Joy Prescott for spotting this one.

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Denver area students walk out of school in protest

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ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

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Internet Archive Search: collection:bannedbooks

Internet Archive Search: collection:bannedbooks | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Free Banned Books from the Internet Archive!

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Digital distraction in the modern classroom

Digital distraction in the modern classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Walking the line between using  technology to improve and enhance learning and keeping students focused on one thing at a time.

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The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries - Times of San Diego

The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries - Times of San Diego | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
E-book prices seem entirely reasonable now, but once a library signs on, it must continually pay the rising subscription fee or the books will just vanish.
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Teacher 'sick-outs' stop classes at two protest-hit Colorado schools

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DENVER (Reuters) - Teachers calling in absent forced the cancellation of classes at two Colorado high schools on Monday in a new twist to a dispute over pay and proposed changes to a history curriculum
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What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control

What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
One of the most influential modern psychologists, Walter Mischel, addresses misconceptions about his study, and discusses how both adults and kids can master willpower.
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Maine DOE Newsroom

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From the Maine Department of Education
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Curious about Smarter Balanced testing and other state wide education issues? Subscribe to the Maine DOE's email news letter on this site.

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The NSTA blog

The NSTA blog currently consists of twelve categories (or sub-blogs):

Chapters and Associated GroupsConferencesEarly YearsThe Leading EdgeMs. MentorNext Generation Science StandardsNSF Videos and LessonsNSTA MembershipNSTA Press BooksNSTA ReportsScience 2.0SciLinks
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Rural Maine libraries on borrowed time as towns seek ways to save tax dollars - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Rural Maine libraries on borrowed time as towns seek ways to save tax dollars - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Taxpayers are unwilling or unable to pay the bills, and changing technology and lifestyles drive patrons to larger libraries that offer more services and conveniences.
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10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction -

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What Is Differentiated Instruction? by Christina Yu, Knewton.com Differentiated instruction, the tailoring of educational experiences to meet individual learner needs, is nothing new. Hardworking teachers have always recognized the diverse needs of students and adjusted...
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WeAreTeachers: What to Do With That Awkward 5 or 10 Minutes of Class You Have Left

WeAreTeachers: What to Do With That Awkward 5 or 10 Minutes of Class You Have Left | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
What to do when you've run out of lesson but not out of time.
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Which Banned Book Are You?

Which Banned Book Are You? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Banned Books Week is September 21st through the 27th. Celebrate the freedom to read. Stand up against censorship. Take our quiz to find out which banned book you are, and exhibit the right to read!
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Just for fun...happy Friday!

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Study Ties College Success to Students' Exposure to a High School Librarian - The Digital Shift

Study Ties College Success to Students' Exposure to a High School Librarian - The Digital Shift | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Training high school students in digital research and partnering them with a school librarian can instill a high level of confidence during college, according to preliminary observations of a study underway by EBSCO.
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Thanks to Oak Hill (ME) High School librarian Jane Seeley for spotting this one!

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This Flowchart Explains The Severity of Different Types of Plagiarism

This Flowchart Explains The Severity of Different Types of Plagiarism | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a serious offense, but it can be hard to determine if you've actually plagiarized or not. This flow chart helps you determine if you've plagiarized, and explains the severity of each type of violation.
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