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Author of “Working on the Work” explains how the work of teaching has to change | Get Schooled

In Atlanta, noted reformer Phil Schlechty, author of “Working on the Work” and “Shaking up the Schoolhouse,” said there are two current paths being...
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Redesigned Remediation System Costs Tennessee Community Colleges Much Less for Each Successful Student, New Report Finds

Corequisite remediation leads to major boost in pass rates in first college-level class New York, NY (April 5, 2016)—Corequisite remediation fo
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Early glimpse at student achievement at College for America, a competency-based degree provider | Inside Higher Ed

Early glimpse at student achievement at College for America, a competency-based degree provider | Inside Higher Ed | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
Southern New Hampshire U's College for America releases a promising early snapshot of the general-education learning and skills of students who are enrolled in a new form of competency-based education.
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Wrapping Up A Large Online Course – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wrapping Up A Large Online Course – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
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Our obsession with metrics turns academics into data drones

Our obsession with metrics turns academics into data drones | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
Universities’ growing addiction to tracking progress will destroy the very things we are supposed to nurture
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Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.
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With personalized learning, students plot their own path

With personalized learning, students plot their own path | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
Definitions of personalized learning vary, but educators and officials agree that it’s generally a mix of individualizing lesson plans, continually assessing and adapting to a student’s progress and interests, using technology to provide online...
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Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
When students practice metacognition, the act of thinking about their thinking helps them make greater sense of their life experiences and start achieving at higher levels.
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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.
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OPINION: Higher education reform should start with for-profit schools | Al Jazeera America

OPINION: Higher education reform should start with for-profit schools | Al Jazeera America | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
Presidential candidates should recognize that the government’s education policy is rife with conflicts of interest
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An under-appreciated way of teaching kids to think rationally

An under-appreciated way of teaching kids to think rationally | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
It's philosophy, and yes, it's for young kids, not just college students.
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Increase Social Mobility By Reducing Risk In Higher Education | RealClearMarkets

Increase Social Mobility By Reducing Risk In Higher Education | RealClearMarkets | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
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3 Ways to Personalize Teaching

3 Ways to Personalize Teaching | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
In this post, three ways to personalize or differentiate the learning experience for students are shared. Instructors can provide for student choice in the content, process, and product elements of courses.
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To build a better teacher, Harvard launches program aimed at quality

To build a better teacher, Harvard launches program aimed at quality | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
The fellowships are funded with $18 million from private donors and focus on classroom practice.
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What colleges do for local economies: A direct measure based on consumption

What colleges do for local economies: A direct measure based on consumption | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
Most economists and policymakers know that people who complete a college degree tend to earn more than people who have not attended college. Yet they often overlook the fact that these benefits extend beyond individual workers.
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The fight over K-12 education moves from Congress to the states

The fight over K-12 education moves from Congress to the states | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
Congress is expected to take a final vote on a bill to replace No Child Left Behind, the current federal law, after Thanksgiving.
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Are We Appropriately Preparing Students For College?

Are We Appropriately Preparing Students For College? | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
Not all learning spaces are the same. What are you preparing students for? Read on to see how we can narrow the gap between college and high school.
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America Needs to Get Over its Reverence for the Bachelor's Degree - The Atlantic

America Needs to Get Over its Reverence for the Bachelor's Degree - The Atlantic | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
Many high-school graduates must choose between two bad options: a four-year program for which they’re not academically or emotionally prepared, or job-specific training that might put a ceiling on their careers.
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Schools of Thought: A Taxonomy of American Education Governance | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Schools of Thought: A Taxonomy of American Education Governance | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?
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New York’s Education ‘Reform’ Movement Keeps Racking Up Victories; Here’s How the Mayor Can Fight Back

New York’s Education ‘Reform’ Movement Keeps Racking Up Victories; Here’s How the Mayor Can Fight Back | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
The election of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City raised the hopes and expectations of progressives throughout the country.
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3 Ways Educational Technology Tools Predict Student Success (EdSurge News)

3 Ways Educational Technology Tools Predict Student Success (EdSurge News) | Education news and notes | Scoop.it
One of the goals of academic assessment is to identify which students need help; the sooner they can be identified, the better.
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