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Dale Russakoff: A Test for School Reform in Newark

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Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had an ambitious plan to reform Newark’s schools. They got an education.
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Who is really benefiting from school reform? Students? Administrators? Politicians? Or Consultants? 

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600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices

600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices | Education Reform | Scoop.it
This collection features 600 free eBooks, mostly classics, that you can read on your computer, Kindle, iPad or smart phone. It includes great works of fiction, non-fiction & poetry.

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Rainbow Bridges EFL Materials's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:51 PM

Free classics! Shakespeare, Aristotle, Dostoyevsky, Sun-Tzu, and more.

Fliss Clooney's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:16 AM

Excellent resource list to free e books, online courses and eaudio.

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U S High School Students Lag In International Education Testing America's Newsroom

A report this week that American students are lagging behind their top international peers in math, reading and science should give pause to those who argue ...
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Blog : Amanda Ripley : Journalist & Author

Blog : Amanda Ripley : Journalist & Author | Education Reform | Scoop.it
The blog of Author & Journalist Amanda Ripley, she writes on topics including Education, Parenting, Resilience and Disaster Behavior
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Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology

Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology | Education Reform | Scoop.it

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Keith Wayne Brown's curator insight, April 12, 2014 10:45 AM

Very much worth the read for all who are concerned about their own future after leaving the network of Higher Instruction or for those who live within the Network as facilitators (both instructional and administrative staff. 

 

"...William Lawton, director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education in London, said MOOCs and online learning do not threaten the core values of higher education. Rather, the threats are commercial imperatives forcing universities to run as businesses and equating education goals with those of government.

 

"The real revolution will come when there are digital platforms everywhere that are providing hundreds and thousands of courses that are designed specifically for the needs in those places," Lawton said, and when employers and society in those countries recognize and accept such credits as valid.

 

Lawton predicted that rather than going to extremes, most institutions will combine traditional and online practices. "The future is basically blended," he said.

 

Bruno Latour, scientific director at the Sciences Po Médialab in Paris and who has taught online, likened the expansion of digital education to a brain expanding its capacity upon its development of a nervous system.

 

"The title of my MOOC and the motto of my MOOC on scientific humanity is taken from Latin," he said. "Not 'cogito ergo sum' but 'cogitamus ergo civitas sumus.' We think, thus we form a collective together. And that, I think, is a good motto for the university of the future."..."

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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning...

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
Jey principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:43 PM

This suggests the importance of teaching i.e. help learners.

Audrey Jackson's curator insight, May 14, 2014 7:56 AM

Educational neuroscience is powerful!

Adelia Peña's curator insight, May 17, 2014 10:55 PM

Something that we should consider when teaching  to make knowledge relevant for our students.

 

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US Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher - NPR

US Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher - NPR | Education Reform | Scoop.it
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High school students in the U.S. take lots of standardized tests.
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