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Unfinished Business: The Civil Rights Act and Education - Education Week News

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One of the most significant provisions of the Civil Rights Act was Title IV, which authorized the U.S.
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Common Core School Standards Face a New Wave of Opposition

Common Core School Standards Face a New Wave of Opposition | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
The governors of Oklahoma and South Carolina are considering signing bills to replace the Common Core standards with locally written versions, and Missouri is considering a related measure. (Ya, Common Sense.
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Indiana Becomes The First State To Withdraw From The Common Core

Indiana Becomes The First State To Withdraw From The Common Core | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
“INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana on Monday became the first state to withdraw from the Common Core math and reading standards that outline what students should be learning, capitalizing on a conservative backlash but leaving some critics wondering w...”
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Early childhood education can pay big rewards to families, society

Early childhood education can pay big rewards to families, society | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
High quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children can simultaneously reduce inequality and boost productivity in America, contends James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and ...
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California Board of Education to decide on new school funding plan - Sacramento Bee

California Board of Education to decide on new school funding plan - Sacramento Bee | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
Education Week News California Board of Education to decide on new school funding plan Sacramento Bee The California Board of Education is poised today to adopt emergency regulations guiding the state's landmark plan for distributing money to the...
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13 states raising pay for minimum-wage workers

13 states raising pay for minimum-wage workers | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
Thirteen states will raise minimum wages at the start of 2014, and 11 others are expected to consider similar moves next year.
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One Unexpected Benefit of Educating Young Criminals

One Unexpected Benefit of Educating Young Criminals | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
23.5% of the United States’ population is incarcerated, and incarceration is one of the biggest costs paid by taxpayers. But education can reverse the trends and break the prison cycle.
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Special Education Teacher should know by Dean Traylor | Education Space 360

Special Education Teacher should know by Dean Traylor | Education Space 360 | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
A little patience can go a long way, as the old saying goes.
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Great read!!! 

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7 Must-Read Books on Education

7 Must-Read Books on Education | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
Education is something we’re deeply passionate about, but the fact remains that today’s dominant formal education model is a broken system based on antiquated paradigms. While much has been said and written about education reform over the past couple of years, the issue and the public discourse around it are hardly new phenomena. Today, we round up the most compelling and visionary reading on reinventing education from the past century.

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Reports: Yankees land CF Ellsbury

Reports: Yankees land CF Ellsbury | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
A center fielder helps the Boston Red Sox win the World Series, then joins the team's archrival, the New York Yankees as a free agent.
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6 Tips for Starting a Successful Business Out of College | inspirationfeed.com

6 Tips for Starting a Successful Business Out of College | inspirationfeed.com | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
So you graduated college. Congratulations! Four years (in some cases a few more than that) and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears later and you are standing at the finish line victorious.
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In Many States, Graduation Requirements Fail to Align With Common Core

In Many States, Graduation Requirements Fail to Align With Common Core | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
All states are on board in embracing new college- and career-readiness standards, a new report finds, but implementation progress and accountability provisions vary by state.
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10 Traits Of Great Business Leaders - Forbes

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Whether you're a freelancer, small-business owner, or full-timer, to climb the ladder, you must know how to lead the pack. Are you destined to be the big boss or be bossed around?
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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Wants To End Common Core ...

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Wants To End Common Core ... | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said Common Core violates the 10th Amendment by taking local control over education away from the state.
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How to Avoid The Busyness Trap

How to Avoid The Busyness Trap | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
Leadership Systems, started by Jim Smith, accelerates leadership development through strategic executive coaching and consulting. (RT @JimSmithLSI: How to Avoid The Busyness Trap.
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Education is what people do to you, learning is what you do to yourself.

Education is what people do to you, learning is what you do to yourself. | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito at #TED2014. Pair with this excellent read on how to fuel the lifelong engine of learning beyond formal education.
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Doubts about Common Core

Doubts about Common Core | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
Opponents have every right to be skeptical about a measure whose nature and purpose remain murky.
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Best piece I've read on #CommonCore

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WATCH: Tennessee Student Slams The Common Core In Front Of Education Board

WATCH: Tennessee Student Slams The Common Core In Front Of Education Board | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
Months after Tennessee high school student Ethan Young gained national attention for his anti-Common Core presentation in front of the Knox County Board of Education in November, one of the high schooler's classmates is following in his footsteps.
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The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Evernote iPad Apps and Chrome Extensions for Educators and School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Evernote iPad Apps and Chrome Extensions for Educators and School Leaders | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it

"Evenote, as I've posted many times, is such a versatile application that every educator is bound to find it useful. Besides the fact that you can access the application across devices, there are some additional extensions and tablet apps that make it even more useful and versatile for the school leader and classroom teacher. Check out each of these tablet apps and Chrome extensions to extend the usefulness of the application even further."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, December 31, 2013 10:24 AM

I use Evernote a lot and would make more use of penultimate if I had a decent stylus though the web clipper extensions for browsers are useful. 

James Allen's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:05 PM

Used to plan cards with Andy, CEO of Boxer, about 6-7 years ago.  Great guy!  Quite the innovator.  If I were allowed to use Boxer at work, I would.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 1, 2014 8:49 PM

Evernote iPad apps.

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Engineering a Solution to High School Truancy

Engineering a Solution to High School Truancy | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
Did you know high school graduates have an employment rate nearly 20 percent higher than dropouts?
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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Education Reform: Not Complicated -- but Seriously Difficult

Education Reform: Not Complicated -- but Seriously Difficult | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
Given the highly favorable reviews and rave blurbs from such diverse figures as Joel Klein and Randi Weingarten, one might expect Amanda Ripley's new book on international educational practices, The Smartest Kids in the World, to offer arresting...
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The Teacher Salary Project

Is your governor serious about improving education? Find out here: http://t.co/QXCtNMrpVI
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7 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom

7 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom | RENAISSANCE Thoughts … | Scoop.it
The biggest pedagogic change to American education since the arrival of John Dewey is happening right now. It's called Common Core State Standards. Its goal: to prepare the nation's tens of thousan...
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