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A Lost Decade for the Middle Class?

A Lost Decade for the Middle Class? | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
The Economic Policy Institute has published its annual report on the state of working America.
There are some deeply worrisome trends.
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Do Parents Actually Want Their Children To Have Education Technology?

Do Parents Actually Want Their Children To Have Education Technology? | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Pretty much all of us that are of *ahem* a certain age can marvel at the technology that is available to young people, even small children.
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Blame the method, not the kids (or educators)

Blame the method, not the kids (or educators) | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
the definition of ideology is doing the same thing over and over again without regard to evidence or experience.
When your method fails, and fails, and fails, and fails, don’t blame the kids. Blame the method.
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US Needs Strike Over Inequities in Public Schools - Bloomberg

New York TimesUS Needs Strike Over Inequities in Public SchoolsBloombergIn 2011, Chicago's public schools spent $7,946 per pupil for instructional (that is, classroom) purposes; the New Trier school district, a short ride up the road, spent...
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Rethinking the Classroom: Obama's overhaul of public education - Washington Post

Rethinking the Classroom: Obama's overhaul of public education - Washington Post | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Rethinking the Classroom: Obama's overhaul of public educationWashington PostIn 31 / 2 years in office, President Obama has set in motion a broad overhaul of public education from kindergarten through high school, largely bypassing Congress and inducing...
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Every Standardized Writing Prompt

Every Standardized Writing Prompt | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
In just about every quarterly assessment and every state assessment, my students are asked to do a writing prompt where they advocate for something involving their own education. It sounds like a great idea.
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What should be my (our) guiding questions?

What should be my (our) guiding questions? | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
I believe that guiding questions are important. As our world changes radically and rapidly, we may not have answers (yet) but we can at least try to ask the right questions.
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Gov. Snyder signs teacher pension law, will appeal court ruling on previous, mandated 3 percent contributions

Gov. Snyder signs teacher pension law, will appeal court ruling on previous, mandated 3 percent contributions | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Lawmakers attending the bill signing ceremony called the legislation “the most significant” of their careers because of the long-term impact on state finances and employee security.
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Learning In Burlington: Education Leadership: Will Richardson's TEDX Talk

Learning In Burlington: Education Leadership: Will Richardson's TEDX Talk | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @AddesaAT: Education Leadership: Will Richardson's TEDX Talk http://t.co/WxGeQtDF via @zite...
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COLUMN — We've got state school funding formula perfectly backwards - HollandSentinel.com

COLUMN — We've got state school funding formula perfectly backwards - HollandSentinel.com | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
COLUMN — We've got state school funding formula perfectly backwardsHollandSentinel.comSo why do we spend so little on state funding for preschool programs? Many early childhood experts say Michigan has its funding formulas exactly backwards.
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Leadership Isn't Funny Podcast

Lesson ideas, motivational stories, and other resources for you to use in your classroom. This podcast is here to service all educators looking for a resource in their classroom.
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Slowing Down

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I am by nature, a bit driven. I tend to move fast, talk fast and relaxing has never been a forte.
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Three Misconceptions About the Common Core State Standards > Eye On Education

Three Misconceptions About the Common Core State Standards > Eye On Education | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
When I attended NCTE in Chicago, I heard the following misconceptions about the CCSS. I hope to clear things up.
I can’t teach students to write poet...
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How To Tell If Your Favorite Web Tools Are Profitable

How To Tell If Your Favorite Web Tools Are Profitable | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
I've always wondered if Prezi was profitable and, if so, how they made money. I also had no idea Instagram had literally no way to make money despite the mega-valuation courtesy of Facebook.
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Smile, the world is good…

Smile, the world is good… | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
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“Always smile back at little children.
To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.” ~ Pam Brown
This fall I began teaching at a new school. I am also the new vice-principal of my school.
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Relationships – Duh!

Relationships – Duh! | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Relationships - Duh! No, I'm not trying to be funny or facetious. I'm just reminding myself of how easily it is to forget how important our relationships are in our personal and professional lives.
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Educational Leadership:Poverty and Learning:Whose Problem Is Poverty?

Educational Leadership:Poverty and Learning:Whose Problem Is Poverty? | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Q-and-A: Middle-grades forecast

Q-and-A: Middle-grades forecast | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
What does the future look like for middle-grades education? John Norton, founder of MiddleWeb.com, bravely took on this topic in an interview with SmartBrief’s senior education editor Melisa Greenwood.
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Inspiring Curiosity in 12 Easy Steps

Inspiring Curiosity in 12 Easy Steps | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
A tongue-in-cheek piece ran in Alternet recently titled, “How to Kill Student Curiosity in 12 Easy Steps.“ “Each year,” wrote the wags at Alternet, “it seems, our school systems commit themselves ever more profoundly to the corrosive idea that test...
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Should the quality of children's education be based on where their parents can afford to live? (commentary)

Should the quality of children's education be based on where their parents can afford to live? (commentary) | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
A reader asked: “Look out Bloomfield Hills, all of Detroit's students will be enrolled in your schools if you elect Mitt Romney. Is that the message we are supposed to take from this school choice speech?
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, September 24, 2012 7:32 AM
There shouldn't be "better schools". Housing policy IS school policy. I think we should start there and think about busting the economic segregation wide open. Kids will flee to private ed. Maybe that shouldn't exist, either. It doesn't in Finland! ; )
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Guest column: Children 'intellectually maimed' as Michigan chases latest biz fix for schools

Guest column: Children 'intellectually maimed' as Michigan chases latest biz fix for schools | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Policy-makers and media members need to look past their agendas and data sets and see what is really happening in Michigan classrooms, argues teacher Scott Baker in a Bridge guest column. Generations are being "intellectually maimed," he says.
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New York Revises Discipline Code, Eases Up On Suspensions

New York Revises Discipline Code, Eases Up On Suspensions | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Under the New York Department of Education’s revised disciplinary code, public-school students can no longer be suspended for one-time, low-level infractions such as being late for school, talking back to teachers or carrying prohibited items like...
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Study: Special-education funding not always linked to achievement - Arizona Daily Star

Study: Special-education funding not always linked to achievement - Arizona Daily Star | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Study: Special-education funding not always linked to achievementArizona Daily StarThe amount of money spent by school districts on special education varies greatly around the country, and some districts that spend less than others are getting...
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Attitude and Perspective by Dan Kerr

So this week I want to talk about attitude and perspective….and in particular, the attitude and perspective that we all bring to work everyday, which greatly impacts the climate and culture of our school.
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When Setting Up A Child For Success Results In Failure

When Setting Up A Child For Success Results In Failure | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Some parents have a profound need to oversee every aspect of their children's lives. They direct them academically, socially, spiritually, and every other way possible.
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