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Using Twitter in High School Classrooms - The Tempered Radical

Using Twitter in High School Classrooms - The Tempered Radical | Ed News | Scoop.it
One of the best professional experiences I've had in a long time happened at my Teaching the iGeneration workshop in Cincinnati this week. You see, I had the distinct pleasure of working with a super motivated team of teachers from...
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Study finds education gap for illegal Mexican migrants' children

Study finds education gap for illegal Mexican migrants' children | Ed News | Scoop.it
The majority of children of illegal immigrants from Mexico in the Southland fail to graduate from high school, completing an average of two fewer years of schooling than their peers with legal immigrant parents, a new study has found.
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Women Making Slow, Sure Strides In Science, Math

Women Making Slow, Sure Strides In Science, Math | Ed News | Scoop.it
-- For many of the women, the chemistry lab was a home away from home – a sorority for nerds, of sorts, that hints at the slow but steady shift in technical fields that have been traditionally filled with men.
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At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait

At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait | Ed News | Scoop.it
The Waldorf School’s computer-free environment has become a draw for parents at high-tech companies like Google.
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Hacker and Teacher: The Perfect Match | MindShift

Hacker and Teacher: The Perfect Match | MindShift | Ed News | Scoop.it

Last weekend, at the Washington, DC Startup Weekend EDU, it was clear that teachers are starting to play a more important role in these intense entrepreneur-fests.

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Roundtable explores ‘inflection point’ in education | Stanford Daily

Roundtable explores ‘inflection point’ in education | Stanford Daily | Ed News | Scoop.it

The panel included six experts in the field of education: President John Hennessy, School of Education Dean Claude M. Steele, cofounder of Bellwether Education Partners and Teach for America Kim Smith M.B.A. ’98, Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, mayor of Newark, N.J. Cory Booker B.A. ’91 M.A. ’92, and Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix and former president of the California State Board of Education. PBS talk show host Charlie Rose moderated the discussion.

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How Do We Prepare Kids for Jobs We Can't Imagine Yet? Teach Imagination - Education - GOOD

How Do We Prepare Kids for Jobs We Can't Imagine Yet? Teach Imagination - Education - GOOD | Ed News | Scoop.it
Schools need to prep students to be successful in jobs we haven't even imagined yet, but we can't do it if we stick with industrial age teaching.
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New Legislation Would Shut Down U.S. Education System, Give Each American Student $3,000 To Start Own Small Business

New Legislation Would Shut Down U.S. Education System, Give Each American Student $3,000 To Start Own Small Business | Ed News | Scoop.it

Supporters of the measure said it also incentivizes job creation by allowing former students to take out subsidized loans if they hire two or more out-of-work adults.

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This Week In Education: Thompson: Teaching Civil Rights Is Part Of Fixing Schools

This Week In Education: Thompson: Teaching Civil Rights Is Part Of Fixing Schools | Ed News | Scoop.it
We have always done a poor job of teaching this subject, but the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Teaching the Movement" points out that instructional time for social studies in our most challenged schools has dropped by 1/3rd since NCLB.
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Using learning styles data to inform online learning design: A study comparing undergraduates, postgraduates and e-educators « Online Learning Update

What are the differences in learning styles between students and educators who teach and/or design their e-learning environments? Are there variations in the learning styles of students at different levels of study? How may we use this learning styles data to inform the design in e-learning environments?

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Teens Take Studying Online - High School Notes (usnews.com)

Social studying websites make it easy for students to virtually collaborate.
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Once again, a focus on disparities in L.A. Unified

Once again, a focus on disparities in L.A. Unified | Ed News | Scoop.it
There was a familiar ring to last week's announcement that the Los Angeles Unified School District plans to improve the education of its black students and children not fluent yet in English.
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Where No Child Left Behind Went Wrong - Adam Richardson - Harvard Business Review

Where No Child Left Behind Went Wrong - Adam Richardson - Harvard Business Review | Ed News | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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A Case for Using Social Media with Learning | MindShift

A Case for Using Social Media with Learning | MindShift | Ed News | Scoop.it

No institution is more skeptical about the benefits of social media than education. But there are also few institutions that have more to gain from social media.

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Declining numbers of blacks seen in math, science

With black unemployment reaching historic levels, banks laying off tens of thousands and law school graduates waiting tables, why aren't more African-Americans looking toward science, technology, engineering and math - the still-hiring careers known as STEM?

 

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The future of education lies in technology

The future of education lies in technology | Ed News | Scoop.it
Last night, I attended a gathering of some of the smartest technology minds focusing on Education for grades K-12. I didn't know what to expect, other than Newark Mayor Cory Booker ...
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Teens and Educational Technology, 5 Steps to Success

Teens and Educational Technology, 5 Steps to Success | Ed News | Scoop.it

So here are five ideas geared toward getting teens to use educational technology effectively; or at least more effectively than they tend to first walking into our classes!

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Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad - CBS News

Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad - CBS News | Ed News | Scoop.it
60 Minutes on CBS News: Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad - Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate...
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2011 Roundtable at Stanford: Education Nation 2.0

** PLEASE NOTE: This is the archived version of the YouTube Live broadcast. The edited video will be posted on Monday. ** Designing an education that truly b...
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CUNY Offers Intensive Remediation Program

CUNY Offers Intensive Remediation Program | Ed News | Scoop.it

Since enrolling last month at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, Ms. Smith, 19, has come to realize that graduating from a New York City public high school is not the same as learning.

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'The Learning': Foreign Teachers, U.S. Classrooms : NPR

For years, American schools have recruited schoolteachers from the Philippines. In a new documentary called, The Learning, filmmaker Ramona Diaz follows four of those teachers on their journey from the Philippines to classrooms in Baltimore.
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Tough love: An education - 101 East - Al Jazeera English

Is 'Tiger parenting' the key to Asian academic success and what happens when the pressure becomes too much?
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How One District Implemented a Hybrid Learning Program | Edutopia

How One District Implemented a Hybrid Learning Program | Edutopia | Ed News | Scoop.it
Blogger Andrew Marcinek interviews Rick Kiker about how one school district implemented high school e-learning.
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On the Upper West Side, an "F" Parents Won't Accept – SchoolBook

On the Upper West Side, an "F" Parents Won't Accept – SchoolBook | Ed News | Scoop.it
It seemed to Virgil de Voldere that with each passing year his son attended the P.S. 84 Lillian Weber School, it only became more popular.
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Lessons From New Orleans

Lessons From New Orleans | Ed News | Scoop.it
With fresh ideas and strong instructional methods, New Orleans is showing that even a school system with a long history of failure can improve.
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