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Education board seeks faster 'AF' results - 2 Hours Ago - The Herald Bulletin

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Education board seeks faster 'AF' results - 2 Hours Ago The Herald Bulletin INDIANAPOLIS — The battle for control of Indiana's education policy escalated Friday when top Republican lawmakers shifted calculation of school accountability grades for...
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This article speaks of the A-F garding system that's being used in schools in Indiana. 

It states out the importance of the system in helping determine where schools need to be and how they will be delt with if not at that level yet as well as the effects that hinder the system from releasing results on time.

 

Different state representatives state their side of the arugement as to why results were delayed in some schools and how incompetent some educators were in the process. 

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State has already rejected public money for private schools - Colorado Springs Gazette

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State has already rejected public money for private schools
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I am puzzled that there is still talk about using public tax money to fund private education institutions.
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The following article speaks of funds and vochers being spent on private schools while public schools are still struggling and need attention. 

 

Many Americans disagree with this program implemented by the Supreme court as they see no benefit for both parties. Private schools need not meet all demands that claim that no child should be left behind into a public system. The article states that improving childrens achievement levels are most the important objective.

 

The only way to improve public school systems is through the implementation of good teachers and improved classrooms and efficiency and accountability within the department. 

 

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Crippling technology in South Africa, the Department of Basic Education makes really bad choices : Richard Wooding: A Weblog

Crippling technology in South Africa, the Department of Basic Education makes really bad choices : Richard Wooding: A Weblog | Education | Scoop.it
RT @RichardWooding @BDE_SA is making really poor technology choices http://t.co/yfyG2Zh9I0 basically setting learners up for failure
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The following article is a weblog on the issues of technology and how children are being set for failure.

 

It is a commentary blog given by the Department of Basic Education. It states it's concerns on how technology has advanced and that children are not being taught the correct type of technology. Their concerns are that as a nation we need to upgrade and work with the latest technology and teach children what they need to know through the use of Microsoft and other technological devices and applications. 

 South Africa's does not want to such at technology and thus the concerns relayed by the department.

 

Technology is a great form of education and if it is the medium in which children will be taught in, it needs to be at the best level with the greatest digitial devices available. 

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Slow and steady :: On learning at your own pace

Slow and steady :: On learning at your own pace | Education | Scoop.it

You know those high achieving homeschoolers who read by age three and recite the times tables backwards and forwards by 3rd grade? The ones with the perfect penmanship, excellent spelling, and an uncanny ability to build complex mechanical structures out of LEGO and K’nex without an instruction manual?

 

- See more at: http://simplehomeschool.net/slow-and-steady/#more-28222


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The following article speaks at how children learn at different levels and paces. Adults shouldn't force children to learn at the rate in which they want them to just to make themselves look good amonsgt other parents

 

Children are not all the same thus the slow level of learning and engaging in others. At school level this situation is expected to happen in that the educational system is not designed to cater for all students and levels, in that if you are a slow learner you need to find the means to learn faster or chat up at homw which in most incidents is not the case.

 

The many different tools that have been made available for learning to occur help increase the level and pace of the child's learning ablities. Learning starts at home, thus parents should not blame the education system for failing their children but themselves as well for not taking intitiative to help better their children's learning abilities. 

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Cloud computing to enrich learning in govt. schools

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Learning Link Foundation has signed an MoU with the department of School Education in Tamilnadu. http://t.co/yTvVyQ1H9s
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This is great article showing the advancement of the education system in places like India. The schools that are government owned have been offered an oppurtunity to learn through the use of digital devices. 

Most children don't have and can't afford this technology thus the school environment provides as a place for them to explore technology and learn about things they can't learn nor reseach at home. 

The use of cloud computing allows for students and teachers to learn about resources they didn't have access to before and will be provided to 8 schools in India.

Technology is constantly changing and schools need to ensure that they are moving up with it in order to enable children to be well rounded for the world of technology once they leave school and start their corporate lives. 

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A Year of 1-to-1 in Grade One - Powerful Learning Practice

A Year of 1-to-1 in Grade One -  Powerful Learning Practice | Education | Scoop.it
Primary teacher & connected educator Kathy Cassidy summarizes 1st year of one-to-one Apple iPads in her grade one classroom. Great details!

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The follwing article speaks of the wonders of Ipads in learning and the advantages that have come with the use of the technology. Students are able to study independently and strive to succeed at their own expense.

 

The leaners are able to share knowledge as well as learn about things that are not part of the curriculum which is a great way of advancing education and shows that learners are learning more than what is expected of them.

 

The use of technology in the classroom is a great tool as the worl is moving up with technology and the media world is advancing showing schools that there's more to education than just text books and written work. This way children don't have to fight for computers in that they all have access to the device and are able to share facts and disocover new things while learning the required curriculum.

 

It is a great article on how school systems should advance with technolgy creating a better learning environment.

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Sarah Ogden's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:12 AM

I love this article from a first grade teacher. Regardless of the number of devices, I believe her story has some great lessons for us. 

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Who wouldn't want their child in this classroom? Great job, Kathy, and it was your first year 1:1! 

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Education Minister Christopher Pyne confirms plans to overhaul higher education - Yahoo!7 News

Education Minister Christopher Pyne confirms plans to overhaul higher education - Yahoo!7 News | Education | Scoop.it
Education Minister Christopher Pyne confirms plans to overhaul higher education
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The above article speaks on the issue of education and how it's failing it's students. In Australia the levels of pass rates have dropped in high school due to the tests in which students are being meant to do as well as the requirements for university have dropped. The amount of students being enabled to go into university has dropped due to that the fees for support are being cut down. 

 

I find this article very thought provoking in that it blames the school system and the level at which children are being thought as the main cause of faliure and students not being abled to go to university indicating that governemnt and ministers of education need to do more to change the system even though its not easy. 

 

Many eductators in the artilce have their opinion on the issue as well as a video that helps the reader understand the arguement even more and what needs to be done. It's well written and provides evidence and stastitcs on how pass rates have dropped across places like Austrialia and ACT. 

 

Education is failing our youth and the goverment and departments of education need to step up and come up with a strategic plan that will help the struggle of schools and getting into unversities.

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Super Coder Mom Disrupts K12 Education System With New Online ... - PR Web (press release)

Super Coder Mom Disrupts K12 Education System With New Online ... - PR Web (press release) | Education | Scoop.it
Super Coder Mom Disrupts K12 Education System With New Online ...
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New online learning platform and curriculum, Palomar K12, makes it easy for students and parents to homeschool.
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The following article on homeschooling speaks of the ways in which learning has been made much more interesting and engaging through a program called Palomar K12 which aids learners from 0 grade to 12th grade to learn online. 

 

Sheri Wells developed this program with her children and felt the need to share it with other homeschooling parents as well as kids in public school to enable them to learn more from the net than just their usual textbooks which in most cases never get delivered on time. Studying online forms as a skill acquiring tool which involves self-study as well as the guidance of parents.

 

It is a well written article in that it has a target market is speaking more of the developing digital media world. It states what all parents and students would like to know about and the benefits of studying online. It is also a great read for those looking into technological education rather than textbook and classroom situation of leaning.

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To curb rape, Muslim group calls for end to co-ed schools in India - Christian Science Monitor

To curb rape, Muslim group calls for end to co-ed schools in India - Christian Science Monitor | Education | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor To curb rape, Muslim group calls for end to co-ed schools in India Christian Science Monitor Soon after the Delhi rape, a government committee sought suggestions from different quarters on how to improve safety for women...

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The above article writes of the issues of segregation amongst females and males in schools in the Islamic culture. It states that co-eduaction should not be allowed and the boys and girls should be thought seperatley. Most people argue that instilling this change would cause major issues for women wanting to further their studies in universities and colleges.

 

The change would only bring about more division amongst men and women and women in turn would be deprived the ability of getting an education that can further assist society in it's development. The article also states that instilling this law will make it difficult for women to be able to be treated equally in the workplace due to the segregation of co-education.

 

The article is however well written and provides and well structured format of the arguement and its points of the issue of co-education in the Muslim culture.

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Among a set of suggestions ranging from a ban on sex outside marriage to public execution of convicted rapists, JIH highlighted that co-education leads to many social evils.

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Conduct Nationwide School Census- Jonathan Tells Minister Of Education - Edification

Conduct Nationwide School Census- Jonathan Tells Minister Of Education - Edification | Education | Scoop.it
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday directed the Federal Ministry of Education to conduct a nationwide school census by November 2013 to aid proper planning in the nation’s education sector. Mr.
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This article tackles the issues of education in countries like Nigeria. It raised issue based on the lack of skills development there is available for the youth and ways in which Nigeria can collaborate with countries like America to get the resources needed to help develop their education system. Finacial offers have been made by the Prime Minister of Britian to help Nigerias education system get to the level in which it needs to be at. President Goodluck Jonathen made it his priority to ensure that a census be conducted in Nigerain education.

 

This artilce is a great read in that it speaks of the ways in which education can be improved through the assistance of  Educational Departments and partntering with other countries. It is a well written article with journalistic standards and research.

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Mommie Dearest: Don't Turn Public School Vs. Private School Into A Battle In ... - The Frisky

Mommie Dearest: Don't Turn Public School Vs. Private School Into A Battle In ... - The Frisky | Education | Scoop.it
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Thina's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:52 PM

The above article speaks of issues concerning children in private vs public schools and how mothers are concerned with the education levels. It is a good article in that it's autobiographical because we get the point of view of different women and how they are affected with the issue.

 

It aims to lure peoples attemtion espically women by publishing their point of view and their arguement on the issue or battle between private and public schools.

 

The article can however be improved through applying more journalistic aspects and more research as it doesn's seem to have much supporting substance and the structure is more of a blog than an article.

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Bill's homeschooling - New York Daily News

Bill's homeschooling - New York Daily News | Education | Scoop.it
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Bill's homeschooling
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Attention, moms and dads. Would-be mayor Bill de Blasio has homework for you. Don't be afraid.
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The following article speaks of how mayor Bill de Blasio is aiming at improving the learners abilities to read and academic achievement.

 

He makes a plea to all parents to get involved in their childrens laenring by teaching to the basics at home such as, reading, writing as well as motivating them to do better. He himsekf makes use of his implemented plan to assist his own children and is making a plea from one parent to another. 

 

He states that parents need to get more involved in the building of their children's as well as nations education. He states these fact in hope that he will be able to achive them through his campagin and once voted in a mayor. 

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Some parents upset about a school play in which students portray sexual acts with a goat - Joe For America

Some parents upset about a school play in which students portray sexual acts with a goat - Joe For America | Education | Scoop.it
Some parents of students at Cactus Shadows High School are outraged over a play that has students acting out sexual acts with a goat, and using vulgar sexual expressions. (Oooooh, government-school parents, you wacky folks.
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The following article speaks of how education has been taken to a tad bit of an extreme. The Cactus Shadow High school, drama department had their students  perform a play that was written by Edward Albee on a man that falls in love with a goat and performs sexual activities with it. 

 

Many parents had contested to the play and were shocked that the school was letting their children perform such material. Many had took the matter into their own hands and had a parents meeting to raise the issue at hand. Some students had also raised their concerns about the play but had been outruled by all the other students that wnated to perform the play.

 

Parents feel that they need to be informed as to whta their children are learning and performing in schools becuase some of these things being taught in schools goes against the parents and home situtaion values.

 

Drama is an art that is meant to be expressed in all forms and it is crucial that parents understood the depth of drama as well as the children that sign up for it, to avoid any misunderstandings. However education has been taken to a whole new level in this play and not only does it affect thechildrens education it also raises awareness on animal cruelty. 

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7 Myths About Homeschooling - Patheos (blog)

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7 Myths About Homeschooling
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What I got for my effort was straight A college students who also hold down jobs, make friends and think for themselves. No drugs. No arrest records.
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The follwing clip speaks about the stigma attached to homeschooled children. The biy in this vlog states out all 7 myths that have been made of children who have been homeschooled and how they are viewed in the outside environment of homeschool.

 

The vlog states out the critics of non-homeschoolers in a manner that shows that the gap between homeschooling and regular schooling has not been bridged yet. 

 

The vlog does however implement the concepts of digital media and the use of informing others in a different medium.

 

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Look who's fleeing public schools now - WND.com

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Look who's fleeing public schools now
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According to a 2004 Thomas B. Fordham Institute study, more than one in five public school teachers sent their children to private schools. In some cities, the figure is much higher.
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The following article speaks of how politicians have made the public schooling system into a mediocracy by sending their own children into private schools and letting those in public schools fail with the system. 

 

Teachers themselves have fleed their public schools to put their children in private schools. Instead of helping solve the problem within education, the elite are protecting their own children by forming allicancies with teachers in public schools as to find out what is really going on within the public schooling education, to avoid it from happening to their own children.

 

It is all great that some children will get a better of education in the black community with percentages ranging from 33%, 6% in some areas,but those that aren't getting that education are far more than those that are getting the education. 

 

It's a well written article on the ways in which teachers and politicians are running away from the failing education system while youngster fall victims to the educational mediocrity.

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A Year of 1-to-1 in Grade One

A Year of 1-to-1 in Grade One | Education | Scoop.it
Primary teacher & connected educator Kathy Cassidy summarizes 1st year of one-to-one Apple iPads in her grade one classroom. Great details!
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The follwing article speaks of the wonders of Ipads in learning and the advantages that have come with the use of the technology. Students are able to study independently and strive to succeed at their own expense.

 

The leaners are able to share knowledge as well as learn about things that are not part of the curriculum which is a great way of advancing education and shows that learners are learning more than what is expected of them.

 

The use of technology in the classroom is a great tool as the worl is moving up with technology and the media world is advancing showing schools that there's more to education than just text books and written work. This way children don't have to fight for computers in that they all have access to the device and are able to share facts and disocover new things while learning the required curriculum.

 

It is a great article on how school systems should advance with technolgy creating a better learning environment.

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3 Hawaii public schools earn National Blue Ribbon award - KHON2

3 Hawaii public schools earn National Blue Ribbon award - KHON2 | Education | Scoop.it
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3 Hawaii public schools earn National Blue Ribbon award
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The three Hawaii public schools were among 286 schools recognized under the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.
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The above article is a great read in that it speaks about the positive outcomes of education in three elementary schools in Hawaii as well the government benefits that these children get.

 

Children who come from poor backgrounds are offered the chances to learn though financial assistance and awards are offered to schools that perform the best. Schools that are under achieving make it an effort to rise to the top with all the other schools that are doing well.

 

Its a well witten article and takes a different approach on education compared to all the latest news that we've been hearing about the issues in the education system. It shows that there is still hope within the education system in other countries and small islands such as Hawaii. Well written story that provides great intel information on the schools achievements and benefits.

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Public Schools Are Failing, And That's A Healthy Sign For Good Teachers - Forbes

Public Schools Are Failing, And That's A Healthy Sign For Good Teachers - Forbes | Education | Scoop.it
Labor Notes Public Schools Are Failing, And That's A Healthy Sign For Good Teachers Forbes In fact, some of these educators are looking toward teaching in charter schools, higher performing/better paying public schools within the district or...
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The following article speaks of the failures of the learning system that's causing teachers to want to move into higher advanced and better paying schools. The need for good teachers becomes a necessity when the system and lack of good teachers is lost to overseas schools. 

 

Due to the failing system teachers of education just like in businesses teachers are searching for greener pastures to further their teaching environment. The reforms being made in schools are making it difficult for good teachers to stick around as well as the learners.

 

It's a thought provoking article in that it looks at the teachers point of view and how the education is failing them and the changes that need to occur to secure our teachers across the board.

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Video: Minister On Proposed Education Changes - Bernews

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Video: Minister On Proposed Education Changes
Bernews
Education Minister Nalton Brangman announced today [Sept 18] that the Ministry is launching public consultation on proposed changes to the Education Act 1996.
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The follwing article/video speaks of the issues involving Parent Associations in schools as well as their input in the changing of principals and the Education Act of 1996. The Minister stated cleary the issues involved and the process in which is required to change the act and get parents more involved in their children's education. 

 

It is a well written artilce that provides both written and visual text to accommodate all viewers and readers. The structure is well formated in that the text if follwed by a visual that further supports what is being said and written about. The message is clearly stated and understood. 

 

Great read on the politics of education.

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Mommie Dearest: Don't Turn Public School Vs. Private School Into A Battle In ... - The Frisky

Mommie Dearest: Don't Turn Public School Vs. Private School Into A Battle In ... - The Frisky | Education | Scoop.it
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This week, many kids, including my own, are headed back to school.
Thina's insight:

The above article speaks of issues concerning children in private vs public schools and how mothers are concerned with the education levels. It is a good article in that it's autobiographical because we get the point of view of different women and how they are affected with the issue.

 

It aims to lure peoples attemtion espically women by publishing their point of view and their arguement on the issue or battle between private and public schools.

 

The article can however be improved through applying more journalistic aspects and more research as it doesn's seem to have much supporting substance and the structure is more of a blog than an article.

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Conduct Nationwide School Census- Jonathan Tells Minister Of Education - Edification

Conduct Nationwide School Census- Jonathan Tells Minister Of Education - Edification | Education | Scoop.it
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday directed the Federal Ministry of Education to conduct a nationwide school census by November 2013 to aid proper planning in the nation’s education sector. Mr.
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Thina's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:45 PM

This article tackles the issues of education in countries like Nigeria. It raised issue based on the lack of skills development there is available for the youth and ways in which Nigeria can collaborate with countries like America to get the resources needed to help develop their education system. Finacial offers have been made by the Prime Minister of Britian to help Nigerias education system get to the level in which it needs to be at. President Goodluck Jonathen made it his priority to ensure that a census be conducted in Nigerain education.

 

This artilce is a great read in that it speaks of the ways in which education can be improved through the assistance of  Educational Departments and partntering with other countries. It is a well written article with journalistic standards and research.