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16 Ways Teachers Use Pinterest

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Pinterest is growing in popularity in such a way that it presumably will be the top social bookmarking platform of choice for internet users in 2013. The visual concept Pinterest is built on is behind its popularity because  the human mind is constructed in such a way to allow for easy and quicker processing of visual cues better than it does with the  written code.


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New Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins Will Promote Evidence in Education

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Not so long ago, it was awfully lonely advocating for enhancing the role of evidence in educational policy. I'm delighted to see that this is changing, and new allies are
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Key numbers from a report on US education: Poverty & Enrollment Up. Dropouts Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American education landscape is shifting.


Poverty Up - 1 in 5: Proportion of school-age kids living in poverty in 2013, compared with 1 in 7 in 2000.

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Public School Enrollment Up - 49.8 million: Number of students enrolled in public schools in 2012-13, up from 49.5 million a year earlier.

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Private School Enrollment Down - 5.3 million: Number of students enrolled in a private K-12 school in the 2011-12 school year, down from 5.5 million two years earlier.

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Dropouts Way Down - 7: Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds not enrolled in school who did not have a high school credential in 2013, down from 11 percent three years earlier.


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