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How would classrooms be different if teachers came to class not with a lesson plan, but with a concept?

How would classrooms be different if teachers came to class not with a lesson plan, but with a concept? | Edu | Scoop.it
When I was a classroom teacher in a traditional high school, a student and I were chatting about current events. This led to a conversation about economics. I began explaining how the Federal Reser...
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Do Too Many Kids Go To College? : NPR

Getting a college degree is often touted as a way to increase your income and your ability to compete in the job market. But are too many unprepared students being pushed into taking on large amounts of debt?
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Student progress can be tied to teacher's school

Student progress can be tied to teacher's school | Edu | Scoop.it
SEATTLE (AP) — The academic progress of public school students can be traced, in part, to where their teachers went to college, according to new research by the University of Washington Center for Education Data & Research.
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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 | Edu | 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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How One District Implemented a Hybrid Learning Program | Edutopia

How One District Implemented a Hybrid Learning Program | Edutopia | Edu | Scoop.it
Blogger Andrew Marcinek interviews Rick Kiker about how one school district implemented high school e-learning.
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News: The Rapid Rise of Merit Aid - Inside Higher Ed

U.S. study shows that growth of non-need-based grants contributed to shift of college and state aid toward higher-income students.
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The Pay Of One CEO Is Equal To How Many Teachers' Salaries Combined?

The Pay Of One CEO Is Equal To How Many Teachers' Salaries Combined? | Edu | Scoop.it
No wonder folks are protesting!...
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Top 12 Ways to Increase Student Participation | TeachHUB

Top 12 Ways to Increase Student Participation | TeachHUB | Edu | Scoop.it

Call it "active learning," or "classroom participation" -- every teacher wants more involved students and fewer apathetic ones. With a little extra planning, that is possible.

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Which Path to Excellence in Education?

Which Path to Excellence in Education? | Edu | Scoop.it
This blog post was co-authored with Rachel Norton, a school board member for San Francisco Unified School District.  Earlier this year she also contributed to this site by sharing her thoughts abo...
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LAUSD wins 'Golden Carrot' grand prize for healthy meals

LAUSD wins 'Golden Carrot' grand prize for healthy meals | Edu | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Unified School District got a carrot, not a stick, from a group of physicians focused on healthy diets--and a golden one, at that.
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Cheating in 21st Century Schools (infographic) | Gradebook

Cheating in 21st Century Schools (infographic) | Gradebook | Edu | Scoop.it
Cheating, or leveraging inappropriate or inhibited content for academic gain, is more prevalent than ever with the help of tiny tech devices.
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Why Education Without Creativity Isn't Enough | Fast Company

Why Education Without Creativity Isn't Enough | Fast Company | Edu | Scoop.it
Science and math won't improve U.S. job prospects. But creativity will.
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Seemingly Ordinary Football Game, Then a Player Dies

Seemingly Ordinary Football Game, Then a Player Dies | Edu | Scoop.it
Despite a greater focus on safety in football, brains remain vulnerable, especially those of teenagers, and even the most ordinary collisions can kill.
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Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom | Edutopia

Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom | Edutopia | Edu | Scoop.it
Teaching digital citizenship and internet safety is a lot more meaningful when students can engage in authentic online experiences.
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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

Tough love: An education - 101 East - Al Jazeera English | Edu | Scoop.it
Is 'Tiger parenting' the key to Asian academic success and what happens when the pressure becomes too much?
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Student loans outstanding will exceed $1 trillion this year

Student loans outstanding will exceed $1 trillion this year | Edu | Scoop.it
The amount of student loans taken out last year crossed the $100 billion mark for the first time.
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An Indiana School System Goes Digital

An Indiana School System Goes Digital | Edu | Scoop.it
In Munster, Ind., a school system turned to laptops and interactive computer programs in a million-dollar digital makeover that included a rental laptop for every student.
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Readin’ > ‘Rithmetic | Gary Rubinstein's TFA Blog

Something that nearly every adult has wondered about, but is scared to say it out loud is Is knowing math really that important?
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I Education Apps Review - I Education Apps Review - Apple TV may revolutionize the use of a teacher iPad in the classroom!

I Education Apps Review - I Education Apps Review - Apple TV may revolutionize the use of a teacher iPad in the classroom! | Edu | Scoop.it
I Education Apps Review believes devices like ITouch / IPhone / IPod have a place in education.
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L.A. Unified settles federal civil rights probe, agrees to reforms

L.A. Unified settles federal civil rights probe, agrees to reforms | Edu | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to sweeping revisions in the way it teaches students who are learning English as well as black students, to settle a federal civil rights investigation into whether the district was denying the...
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A Classroom Software Boom, but Mixed Results Despite the Hype

A Classroom Software Boom, but Mixed Results Despite the Hype | Edu | Scoop.it
Debate continues to rage over the effectiveness of technology in learning, and how best to measure it.
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Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart

Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart | Edu | Scoop.it
Scientists are teasing out the earliest differences between brains exposed to one language and brains exposed to two.
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