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Why geniuses don’t need gifted education

Why geniuses don’t need gifted education | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
Public schools don’t foster creativity very well and might find it better to let the gifted do their own exploring.
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Urban Schools Aim for Environmental Revolution

Urban Schools Aim for Environmental Revolution | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
Six big-city school systems are combining their purchasing power to persuade suppliers to sell healthier and more environment-friendly products, like compostable food trays, at low prices.
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Almost half of La. voucher students at failing schools

Almost half of La. voucher students at failing schools | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
New data indicates that many students in Louisiana's voucher program attended schools that were rated
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Legislature’s education issues not limited to money

Legislature’s education issues not limited to money | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
When legislators reconvene in Olympia in January, the focus on education won’t be merely about money. If the teacher-evaluation system isn’t changed to meet federal standards, the state could lose its waiver from the No Child Left Behind law.
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How America's Wealth Gap Is Destroying Neighborhoods and Public Schools - and What Park Slope Is Doing Differently

How America's Wealth Gap Is Destroying Neighborhoods and Public Schools - and What Park Slope Is Doing Differently | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
The rich are living in segregated enclaves and sending their kids to private school, but not here in Park Slope. Here's why and how our public schools work.
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More Than Half of U.S. Public Schools Don't Have Adequate Wireless Access

More Than Half of U.S. Public Schools Don't Have Adequate Wireless Access | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
Teachers of the lowest-income students are more than twice as likely as teachers of the highest-income students to say that students’ lack of access to digital technologies is a “major challenge.”
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After-School Activities Make Educational Inequality Even Worse

After-School Activities Make Educational Inequality Even Worse | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
How middle-class parents use soccer, ballet, and chess to solidify their children's advantage over others
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The Economic Value of Education

The Economic Value of Education | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
In the face of ever-rising rising tuition and scarce or confusing quality metrics, many people are understandably frustrated with universities and community colleges.
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Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School

Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
Freshman year is essential in deciding whether a student drops out or stays in school. 
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Five Steps to Reboot Schools

Five Steps to Reboot Schools | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
It's time for the technology industry to claim responsibility for underserving the nation's schools and to take steps to incite transformation, writes Cameron Evans.
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A Bold Bid for Better Schools

A Bold Bid for Better Schools | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
One Western state’s proposed school overhaul has created a model patch of common ground. Will voters go for it?
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Trentonian in Camden: Learning new ways to improve education in urban cities

Trentonian in Camden: Learning new ways to improve education in urban cities | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
CAMDEN — The realities of the lack of quality education are real in places like Camden and Trenton. Poor educational opportunities in the state of New Jersey’s urban sectors have stifled their ability to make a comeback.
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Measuring the Wealth Effect in Education

Measuring the Wealth Effect in Education | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
A new study on access to high-status universities in Britain, the United States and Australia found that the family’s social background figured strongly.
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Boston teacher ratings beggar belief - Boston.com

Boston teacher ratings beggar belief - Boston.com | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
Boston’s teachers are succeeding swimmingly in their chosen profession, with 93 percent landing in the exemplary and proficient categories on a new teacher evaluation system.
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For New York City’s Charter Schools, a Lesson on Paying Rent

For New York City’s Charter Schools, a Lesson on Paying Rent | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
The Bronx Community Charter School could be a model if Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio follows through on his proposal to charge charter schools for space.
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State charter schools want an extra $135 million a year

State charter schools want an extra $135 million a year | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
PHOENIX — The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
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Survey: Common Core just one concern for rural schools

Survey: Common Core just one concern for rural schools | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
DELAVAN — At the end of a three-year study of rural Illinois schools, several school superintendents confirmed many of their assumptions, but discovered a few surprises.
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Daycare’s New Deal – Next City

Daycare’s New Deal – Next City | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
Over the last decade, a network of 18 Educare centers across the country has changed the lives of hundreds of low-income families in cities including Milwaukee, Omaha, Seattle and Atlanta.
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Stepping Up With a Plan to Save American Cities

Stepping Up With a Plan to Save American Cities | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
Borrowing an idea from New York’s fiscal crisis, a municipal bankruptcy expert is trying to help troubled communities restructure their pension debts.
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30 Creative Ways Google Glass Can Be Used In Education Infographic

30 Creative Ways Google Glass Can Be Used In Education Infographic | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
Australia-based online learning service Open Colleges compiled the How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education infographic detailing how Google Glass could be
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John Thompson: Is Moving Strong Teachers to Struggling Schools a Viable Strategy?

John Thompson: Is Moving Strong Teachers to Struggling Schools a Viable Strategy? | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
The idea that financial incentives can improve teacher quality in an age of high-stakes testing is dead on arrival unless top teachers can produce gains in the tough schools that are comparable to gains in lower-poverty schools.
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K-12 Schools Are Missing Out On This Edtech Trend

K-12 Schools Are Missing Out On This Edtech Trend | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
  via Pandodaily A study by market research organization Ambient Insight says that edtech games are by and large not making their way into K-12 schools. The lead researcher on the study report...
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An unlikely clash between a superintendent and a community

An unlikely clash between a superintendent and a community | Schools and Education | Scoop.it
What's going on in Montclair, N.J.
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