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Why Teachers Quit - and Why We Can't Fire Our Way to Excellence | National Education Policy Center

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World's Best Universities; Top 400 Universities in the World | US News

World's Best Universities; Top 400 Universities in the World | US News | Parental News | Scoop.it
See the US News ranking for the top universities in the world. The World's Best Universities list includes schools from the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe, and more.
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What makes a good principal? Tell us

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Share your thoughts and they may be included in an upcoming print or digital feature (RT @globeandmail: What makes a good principal?
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Behind the SAT numbers

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On average, high school seniors’ SAT scores increase as students’ household income increases, according to 2012 data released by the College Board. (RT @StevenSinger3: Standardized tests don't measure learning.
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Why Education (not just a diploma) is the Key to Success - Bicultural Mom™

First off, I feel I have to clarify my personal vision of education. So, just to be fair, we need to start with the definition of the word.
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7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World

7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World | Parental News | Scoop.it
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13 Ways Technology Can Improve Student Writing

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As an Edudemic reader, you are well versed in the importance of technology in education. But are you aware of the specific role it can play in writing? Take a look at the findings of a recent study.
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Find the Coaching in Criticism

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Your growth depends on your ability to pull value from criticism in spite of your natural responses and on your willingness to seek out even more advice and coaching from bosses, peers, and subordinates.

 

They may be good or bad at providing it, or they may have little time for it—but you are the most important factor in your own development. If you’re determined to learn from whatever feedback you get, no one can stop you.


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The American South: Land of the High School Dropouts

The American South: Land of the High School Dropouts | Parental News | Scoop.it
Often the question is raised, generally of those more conservative voters in the deep South, why so many people so frequently vote against their own interests?
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Need for Special Education by Dean Traylor | Education Space 360

Need for Special Education by Dean Traylor | Education Space 360 | Parental News | Scoop.it
Lately, there's been a lot of talk about having students with learning disabilities being fully mainstreamed into regular education classes.
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60 minutes: The future of education?

With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Their goal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn. Sanjay Gupta reports.
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Education - do examinations get in the way of learning?

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Talk about learning and educators will enthuse about creativity, discovery and development. Add the term examination or grades and the conversation takes a different slant. The post below from Tric...
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Research Questions Educational Benefits of Early Music | Parents News Now

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Expert advice about pregnancy, your life, and family time from the editors of Parents magazine.
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Simple Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays by Annie Lawless | Suja Juice

Simple Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays by Annie Lawless | Suja Juice | Parental News | Scoop.it
Annie's 6 tips on how to stay healthy during the holidays. (Simple Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays http://t.co/Fbl0gyeITe)
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Having Trouble Repaying Loans? The Department of Education May Be in Touch

Having Trouble Repaying Loans? The Department of Education May Be in Touch | Parental News | Scoop.it
If you are having trouble repaying your loans, you have several options. There's the Pay As You Earn plan, which lets you adjust your federal loan payments based on your income. (Having Trouble Repaying Loans?
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5 Places to Hunt for College Financial Aid Help - US News

5 Places to Hunt for College Financial Aid Help - US News | Parental News | Scoop.it
Families looking for help on the FAFSA can turn to resources as varied as high school counselors and Google Helpouts.
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Parents' illiteracy a challenge

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Some Detroit parents struggle to understand doctors' instructions, read prescription labels or measure the correct dosage of medication for their children, because an estimated 47 percent of adults are functionally illiterate.
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How can all content area teachers teach writing...

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How can all content area teachers teach writing? on MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise curated by MSU_TCEE (How can all content area teachers teach writing?
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What Does School Really Teach Children?

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Share“It’s an age-old question uttered by many an incredulous adult—’What are they teaching you kids nowadays?’ Fair question to be sure, (MUST READ!!!
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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

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Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.

 

In the following pages, Price describes three cases across the globe — in London, Sydney, San Diego — that have mapped a vision that answers the questions above. Here’s what they have in common:

 

- By insisting that their teachers and mentors share their learning, all three have de-privatized teaching and learning.

 

- By opening up the commons, and by designing workspaces without walls, they have brought Edison’s ‘machine-shop culture’ into education.

 

- By bringing into the commons, experts, parents and investors, they have given an authenticity to the work of their students that is impossible to simulate in an enclosed classroom.

 

- By modelling collaborative working to their students they have fostered the peer learning which is at the heart of ‘open’.

 

- By emphasizing adult and real-world connections, they ensure that students are preparing for the world beyond school by being in that world.

 

- By making their expertise and intellectual property freely available, they have created high demand from their peers and ensured that knowledge travels fast.

 

- By seeing technology not simply as an aide to learning but as the imperative for change, they ensure that their programs are relevant to societal needs and societal shifts.

 

- By trusting in their staff and students, and by giving them freedom and responsibility in equal measure, they have fostered a culture of learning that rewards respectful challenge, shuns unnecessary deference, and therefore constantly stays in motion.

 


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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 11:59 AM
Wondering what is on the horizon for education.... Significant upheaval, hacking our own learning, and the ability by our students to learn by....
compiling their own learning playlist, putting together units of study that appeal to their passions, (and) the one-size-fits-all model of high school will appear alarmingly anachronistic... Great quote by the Singapore Minister of Eduction -- “The educational paradigm of our parents’ generation, which emphasized the transmission of knowledge, is quickly being overtaken by a very different paradigm. This new concept of educational success focuses on the nurturing of key skills and competencies such as the ability to seek, to curate and to synthesize information; to create and innovate; to work in diverse cross-cultural teams; as well as to appreciate global issues within the local context.”
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 1:43 PM

Sometimes what is most obvious is what we do not see readily. Whitehead suggested this was the case, but other, including the Buddha and Jesus, said similar things. We need to examine what we are doing, be aware of what we want from education. This takes leadership that moves away from easy, facile ways of doing things with 7 habits, 4 methods, etc. and makes real and meaningful change.

 

We simply cannot continue to add more changes without removing some of the architecture that currently exists. This includes with technology.

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It's still a man's world in children's literature, but parents can improvise

It's still a man's world in children's literature, but parents can improvise | Parental News | Scoop.it
My five-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl....
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THIS Is The Type Of Holiday Gift Every Teacher Wants

THIS Is The Type Of Holiday Gift Every Teacher Wants | Parental News | Scoop.it
When math teacher Jennifer Davis looked in her school mailbox last week, she found the perfect holiday gift.
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Education gap for Latinos persists - Monterey County Herald

Education gap for Latinos persists - Monterey County Herald | Parental News | Scoop.it
Latin Times Education gap for Latinos persists Monterey County Herald PAJARO — As Latinos surpass white Californians in population next year, the state becomes a potential model for the rest of the country, which is going through a slower but...
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A Period With Fewer Teachers

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Unlike in previous recoveries, the number of local public education jobs remains below where it was four years ago.
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High schools earn more A's, but Florida's grading system remains a puzzle

High schools earn more A's, but Florida's grading system remains a puzzle | Parental News | Scoop.it
The Florida Department of Education released 2012-13 letter grades for high schools on Wednesday, amid continuing debate over whether the marks actually mean anything.
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Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder.

Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder. | Parental News | Scoop.it
A version of this post originally appeared on TeacherPop, the blog of Teach for America corps members. In 2007, when I was 22, I took a position as an aerospace engineer working on the design of NASA’s next-generation spacecraft.
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If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland | Parental News | Scoop.it
The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.
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