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Educational Leadership:Poverty and Learning:The Myth of the Culture of Poverty

Educational Leadership:Poverty and Learning:The Myth of the Culture of Poverty | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"There is no such thing as a culture of poverty. Differences in values and behaviors among poor people are just as great as those between poor and wealthy people"

"The socioeconomic opportunity gap can be eliminated only when we stop trying to "fix" poor students and start addressing the ways in which our schools perpetuate classism."

 

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Can Elmo Inspire Your Kid to Become a Scientist? | Healthland | TIME.com

Can Elmo Inspire Your Kid to Become a Scientist? | Healthland | TIME.com | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Ambitious parents know it’s never too early to set the stage for high-achieving kids.

STEM for little ones!

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The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations | Center for Education Policy Analysis

The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations | Center for Education Policy Analysis | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Achievement gap info

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One is the Loneliest Number: Autism and Social Ski... - WeAreTeachers

One is the Loneliest Number: Autism and Social Ski... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Our guest blogger, Joann Wasik, is a Metadata Cataloger for The Gateway to 21st Century Skills . 
 
Social relationships can be difficult for any child.
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103 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom

103 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

This resource from Tom Barrett et al keeps on growing and getting richer over time. If you haven't seen it before it's definitely worth a look!  - JE

Good list of ideas!


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Community Begins with the Morning Meeting

Community Begins with the Morning Meeting | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Community Begins with the Morning Meeting...

For sure doing morning meetings!

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What new research on extended school day says

What new research on extended school day says | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Two new studies are flashing warning signs about the move to extend the school day and the consequences of doing it the wrong way.

Interesting idea: push afterschool and summer programs where kids learn differently, instead of longer school days!

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How Technology (And A Controversial Idea) Can Start Fixing Education | Edudemic

How Technology (And A Controversial Idea) Can Start Fixing Education | Edudemic | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"Instead of educating a society of entrepreneurs, technological mavens, and science whizzes that could be spearheading the kinds of cutting edge research conducted at Huntingdon Life Sciences, we are sending our kids to overcrowded and forced centers that resemble daycare centers more than educational facilities."

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The Transformative School - Part 1 - Practical Theory

The Transformative School - Part 1 - Practical Theory | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Advice for creating a transformative school

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Controversial Policy Group Casts Long K-12 Shadow

Controversial Policy Group Casts Long K-12 Shadow | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The American Legislative Exchange Council—known as ALEC—has helped shape debate on issues such as vouchers and "parent trigger" laws in statehouses nationwide.

Interesting relation to the Trayvon Martin case and the Stand your Ground Laws

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School Counselor Facebook Guide Released

School Counselor Facebook Guide Released | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Katie Ash is a writer and Web producer for Education Week Digital Directions. Michelle Davis is a senior writer for Education Week Digital Directions. Ian Quillen is a staff writer for Education Week Digital Directions.

Good resource for schools and counselors

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Making Education Brain Science - New York Times

Making Education Brain Science - New York Times | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
New York TimesMaking Education Brain ScienceNew York TimesHaving rapidly grown to more than 200 students in preschool through third grade, the school has become a kind of national laboratory for integrating cognitive neuroscience and cutting-edge...

Interesting school philosophy

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Girls’ Attitudes About STEM Careers: Similarities and Differences Among Race/Ethnic Groups | Teaching Tolerance

Girls’ Attitudes About STEM Careers: Similarities and Differences Among Race/Ethnic Groups | Teaching Tolerance | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Great lesson plan!

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New Jersey Middle School Bans Hugging

New Jersey Middle School Bans Hugging | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Tyler Blackmore, the principal of Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School, instituted the rule following some “incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions,” MSNBC reports, declaring it a “no hugging school.”...

Where to draw the line...

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Inside the Racist Mind

Inside the Racist Mind | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
The fact that you may honestly believe you are not biased does not free you from unconscious racism...

Interesting topic

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The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] | Edudemic

The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] | Edudemic | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Cool infographic

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Education Week Teacher: Flattening the School Walls

Education Week Teacher: Flattening the School Walls | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Principal Tom Horn has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—along with teachers' job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based-learning model.

GENIUS.

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Seven Tips for Building Positive Relationships with English-Language Learners

Seven Tips for Building Positive Relationships with English-Language Learners | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Larry Ferlazzo (@LarryFerlazzo on Twitter) and Katie Hull Sypnieski teach at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.

Great tips for ELL education!

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Are Pre-K Programs About To Get Gutted?

Are Pre-K Programs About To Get Gutted? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
New cuts in early education spending are endangering young children and costing all of us...

Go early-childhood ed!

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‘Talking pineapple’ question on standardized test baffles students

‘Talking pineapple’ question on standardized test baffles students | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A question about a “talking pineapple” on a standardized test given to eighth-grade students in New York has baffled not only students but adults who have seen it, too.

Ridiculous.

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More Sun Won't Boost Kids' Academic Performance, Study Says

More Sun Won't Boost Kids' Academic Performance, Study Says | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.

 

"Our results suggest that protection of children from UVB exposure, which has been associated with low levels of vitamin D, but which protects against skin damage and skin cancer, is unlikely to have any detrimental effect on academic achievement."

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Is Television the New Secondhand Smoke?

Is Television the New Secondhand Smoke? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.

"Prior research suggests background television can have a "chronic disruptive impact on very young children's behavior." Studies have linked background television to less focused play among toddlers, poorer parent-child interaction, and interference with older students' ability to do homework," BUT "Anything that limits or distracts from that active interaction can be a problem, but not an insurmountable one."

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The Intersection of Race and Students With Disabilities

The Intersection of Race and Students With Disabilities | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.

Something to watch out for

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Study Weighs Benefits of Organizing Recess

Study Weighs Benefits of Organizing Recess | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Researchers found that a structured approach to managing recess led to less bullying and more time for learning.

Interesting idea.  Maybe structure recess myself if no school program.

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