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Using scientific, humanistic, pragmatic and democratic principles to reform education
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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin...
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Education and Training - The Next Big Growth Area

Education and Training - The Next Big Growth Area | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
Education and Training - The Next Big Growth Area...
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College Students May Hold the Key to Redesigning Education - Education - GOOD

College Students May Hold the Key to Redesigning Education - Education - GOOD | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
Can college students develop solutions to end the high school dropout crisis and close the achievement gap?
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L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
It's lunchtime at Van Nuys High School and students stream into the cafeteria to check out the day's fare: black bean burgers, tostada salad, fresh pears and other items on a new healthful menu introduced this year by the Los Angeles Unified...
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Florida Charter Schools Failing Disabled Students

Florida Charter Schools Failing Disabled Students | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
Tres Whitlock is stuck in a public school where he feels ignored. He wants out.
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From Finland, an Intriguing School-Reform Model

From Finland, an Intriguing School-Reform Model | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
An educator from the Scandinavian country that ranks among the world’s leaders in school quality visited New York and explained his nation’s success. (RT @cliffordlevy: Which country has among highest test scores?
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Irina Bokova: Technology can be a powerful education multiplier | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Irina Bokova: Technology can be a powerful education multiplier | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
“Technology can be a powerful education multiplier,” said Irina Bokova at the conference, “we must know how to...
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District unveils first ranking of public charter schools

District unveils first ranking of public charter schools | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
The new performance evaluation shows how test scores of students have grown over the last year, relative to their academic peers across the city. (Funny how "multiple measures" has simply become code for "more standardized tests!
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Keeping Score: What the Teaching Profession Can Learn From Baseball

Keeping Score: What the Teaching Profession Can Learn From Baseball | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
Baseball is a great analogy for teaching. Baseball works, in part, because the aim of the game is simple: to score more runs.
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No place in class for digital illiterates

No place in class for digital illiterates | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
The mobile devices in the hands of students are changing the demands of teaching (Technological development RT @guardian No place in class for digital illiterates http://t.co/MUn3EobT...
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How retired teachers can help the community - by Victoria Rose Perkins - Helium

How retired teachers can help the community - by Victoria Rose Perkins - Helium | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
Having had years of experience in the field of teaching, retired teachers can be so useful in so many ways to their community.
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Lastest Education Technology News | All things related to educational technology

Lastest Education Technology News | All things related to educational technology | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
Lastest Education Technology News - Tulsa Public Schools To Present Final Project Schoolhouse Proposal Friday...
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Student Achievement: Should Schools Alone Be Held Accountable?

Student Achievement: Should Schools Alone Be Held Accountable? | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. What if schools didn't have to work alone to improve student achievement? (“@HuffPostEdu: schools alone be held accountable for student achievement?
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Tenured Professor Departs Stanford U., Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Tenured Professor Departs Stanford U., Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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Rules to Limit How Teachers and Students Interact Online

Rules to Limit How Teachers and Students Interact Online | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
Guidelines banning conversations between teachers and students on Facebook and Twitter are meeting resistance because of the increasing importance of technology in the classroom.
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AAAS - AAAS News Release - "Linda G. Roberts: The Incredible Power—and Untapped Potential—of Education Technology"

AAAS - AAAS News Release - "Linda G. Roberts: The Incredible Power—and Untapped Potential—of Education Technology" | Reforming Education | Scoop.it

..The big, slow boxes of the past have been replaced by sleek hand-held icons of speed and power, and the once-primitive architecture of the Internet now offers wireless connections to vibrant online classes and course materials, distant laboratories, and libraries around the world....

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011: The Higher Education Bubble

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011:  The Higher Education Bubble | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
Part 8 of my Top Ed-Tech Trends Series To Uncollege One of the most interesting people I met this year was Dale Stephens. Dale is just 19, but he’s an incredibly intelligent and poised young man. Dale is a college dropout.
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35 Shocking Facts That Prove That College Education Has Become A Giant Money Making Scam

35 Shocking Facts That Prove That College Education Has Become A Giant Money Making Scam | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
College education in America is a bad joke.  Instead of preparing the next generation of leaders for the jobs of tomorrow, the college education industry has (In the United States today, approximately 365,000 cashiers have college degrees.)...
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Khan Academy ponders what it can teach the higher education establishment | Inside Higher Ed

Khan Academy ponders what it can teach the higher education establishment | Inside Higher Ed | Reforming Education | Scoop.it

In a conversation with Inside Higher Ed last week, Khan expressed some ideas on how to improve the signaling quality of academic credentials. Under the current regime, a degree from a college amounts to something similar to an acceptance letter from that college, he says. And that is not ideal for employers.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/12/07/khan-academy-ponders-what-it-can-teach-higher-education-establishment#ixzz1gGxcR96V
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City-Level National Tests Show Slight Math Growth, No Change In Reading

City-Level National Tests Show Slight Math Growth, No Change In Reading | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
The report card on America's urban schools is in, and the grades aren't good. On Wednesday the U.S.
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How to Rescue Education Reform

How to Rescue Education Reform | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
A coherent vision for federal education policy starts not by micromanaging schools, but by focusing on the four functions Washington alone can perform.
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Ms. Martinez's Classroom

Ms. Martinez's Classroom | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
The youth is the future of America! If they don't have the necessities in school such as art supplies to express their intelligence through creativity, technology that enhances the lessons they are taught or simply novels/literature to expand...
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Gove drops a musical hint

Gove drops a musical hint | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has strongly hinted that music will return to the national curriculum.
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Poverty dominates many school districts: Census

Poverty dominates many school districts: Census | Reforming Education | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly half of all children in America live in school districts with high levels of poverty, according to U.S.
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