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Inequality in American Education Will Not Be Solved Online - The Atlantic

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TechCrunch Inequality in American Education Will Not Be Solved Online The Atlantic Put differently, the conditions that produced the situation that the Udacity deal is meant to solve, at least in part, was first caused by a lack of sufficient...
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great criticism of using online a courses to solve our educational issues. Fave quote? 

To summarize: the answer to underfunded, lower effectiveness primary and secondary education requires subsidizing a private, VC-funded bet made on a roulette wheel fashioned from the already precarious prospects of a disadvantaged population.

 
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 21, 2013 6:43 PM

This is so relevant. We want to make sure we are not creating larger divides between the haves and the have nots in education.

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Tracking Post-2015 Opportunities for the Education Sector Worldwide - Brookings Institution (blog)

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Brookings Institution (blog) Tracking Post-2015 Opportunities for the Education Sector Worldwide Brookings Institution (blog) Online discussions for the global thematic consultations on education in the post-2015 development framework are now in...
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Literacy essential, but it's more than that. Definitely worth yet he read. 

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BLOGGING – the “secret weapon” that is (finally) helping TEACHers “trump” SCHOLars?

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One of my favourite EDUreads from the last 15 years or so is Larry Cuban’s How Scholars Trumped Teachers. Larry is my kinda EDUscholar and EDUcator – a real “thunking doer” who te...

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Who's next? - Washington Post (blog)

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Who's next?
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When I returned to the classroom in September after spending 12 years as a teacher educator, I thought I understood pretty clearly the damage that testing was doing in our schools.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 18, 2013 3:19 PM

"The teachers at Garfield and Ballard have done what a lot of teachers have wanted to do. They’ve stood up — together — and said no.

Now the rest of us have to ask ourselves: Who’s next?"

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U.S. education model outdated says renowned researcher - Naples Daily News

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U.S. education model outdated says renowned researcher
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Frederick Hess. The problem with the U.S.
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Good, short read. Offers an interesting perspective.

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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom

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Will Richardson recently wrote this in a comment on one of my recent posts on what teachers need to be like in our current day and the focus that needs to be on learning: …we need ... to teach.
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 "I know many teachers have done this for a long time, but technology opens the doors to people that we could not even imagine being a part of our classroom even ten years ago."

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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | MindShift

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Since then, he and a team of researchers at USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab have been trying to understand the skills that young people need to creatively participate in a networked world. ....
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It is not the technology that changes what we do, it's the thinking about what we do. Brilliant. Looking forward to more PLAY efforts.

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Khan Academy founder Salman Khan on the future of learning - Reason (blog)

Khan Academy founder Salman Khan on the future of learning Reason (blog) Reason TV Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie sat down with Khan in October to discuss how American education can be radically transformed, why technology is so widely misused in...
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Education Trust-Midwest: Here are 10 buzz-worthy education issues for 2013 (Guest column)

Education Trust-Midwest: Here are 10 buzz-worthy education issues for 2013 (Guest column) | Rethinking the Way We Educate Our Children | Scoop.it
Education Week's annual report on the state of American education just gave Michigan a D in K-12 achievement.
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Always good for educators to know what is trending on the agenda!

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This from the Center of Online Learning of Students with Disabilities. While the online learning runaway train continues racing down the track, this letter explains very clearly why we need to consider how this affects our special needs children.

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In Search of Hecuba's Torch: An Educator's Quest for Meaning: Abuse, Misuse, and Overuse of Standardized Tests

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In this blog I describe how the standardized test is being ask to fill roles for which it was never intended and can never do successfully.

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Defining and Funding "Need" in Education: Poverty Is Not the Only Indicator - Huffington Post (blog)

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Defining and Funding "Need" in Education: Poverty Is Not the Only Indicator
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Improving education for the neediest of our children is America's priority in education reform. Unlike several of our international competitors (e.g.
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Reform efforts, especially those aimed toward the students who need us the most, must begin at the way we identify those kids"Educational disadvantage transcends relative income level. Revised funding formulas that better reflect predictors of student outcomes will direct dollars to the truly neediest students."

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In Search of Hecuba's Torch: An Educator's Quest for Meaning: Concerns about Online Assessment? Yes! It's CAT.

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My first blog! Yes, there's room for much improvement, but I love to learn... At issue here is only one concern for the much touted online assessments that are about to become our way of life in the spring of 2015. It is an issue that we have only recently begun to consider: Computer Adaptive Tests (CAT).

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 12, 2013 11:31 PM

a thoughtful "rant" about online assessment.

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Why US Education Department has 27 12-gauge shotguns - Washington Post (blog)

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Why US Education Department has 27 12-gauge shotguns Washington Post (blog) A statement issued at the time by the Office said that the raid was conducted to help enforce “waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education...
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Hmmm... This is something I didn't know.

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New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost? - WCAI

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New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost?
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Some say this could lead students away from a passionate engagement with literature. Originally published on Sat January 19, 2013 9:17 pm.
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Concerns over Common Core: "The downside, however, is that there is only so much time in a school year, and students can't read everything. Certain compromises, like abridging plays by Shakespeare and other storied authors, have to be made."

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Partnering to Tackle the Global Education Crisis - Huffington Post (blog)

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Partnering to Tackle the Global Education Crisis Huffington Post (blog) Last year, acting on a promise made in his State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo brought together a group of 25 leaders in education, business, and government to...
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Education is a global issue. 

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In Search of Hecuba's Torch: An Educator's Quest for Meaning: Where Is Our Outrage Over Non-Writing Writing Assessment?

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Some standardized assessments claim to measure students' language usage, revision skills, and composition/writing ability using multiple-choice assessments. How do we measure writing stregths and weaknesses with assessments that do not require writing? Where is our outrage?

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Lessons From 30 Years Of Education Reporting - NPR

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Lessons From 30 Years Of Education Reporting
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Jay Mathews writes the Class Struggle column for The Washington Post, and looks at issues like educational disparities and access to higher education.
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About our children in poverty: "if you give them more time to learn and more encouragement to learn, they can do amazing things."

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Is It Time to Re-Invent Education Systems? - Huffington Post

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Is It Time to Re-Invent Education Systems?
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A '21st Century' Education Is SO Last Century - Huffington Post

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A '21st Century' Education Is SO Last Century
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It's not rational, but I'll admit that whenever I hear "21st century classroom" or "21st century skills" -- I tense up. Why? Because we are starting the 13th year of this "future" century.
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"Let's not spend another year using content-free phrases to talk about changing the face of education. I believe this is the basic approach: Education needs to be more relevant and rigorous for students. Educational institutions need to be more engaging and empowering for teachers. A high school diploma needs to be more directly applicable and valued in the economy. These are attainable goals; all education investments should be measured against these objectives."

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Early Childhood Education Is Just the Start - Huffington Post

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Early Childhood Education Is Just the Start
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Several years ago I developed a smart start strategy for education reform in which I identify early childhood education as an integral part of any positive education reform efforts.
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A foresighted educational leader says that the best early childhood education will not help children that are put in poor performing K-5 schools. Must have a coherent plan versus a narrow focus.

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The Global Search for Education: What Will Finland Do Next? - Huffington Post (blog)

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The Global Search for Education: What Will Finland Do Next?
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Most Finnish children go to optional pre-school at age 6 and compulsory education begins at age of 7.
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40 years of a focused, never-compromising mission and reform effort. Finland never sought to be at the top of the world; instead, the country wanted to provide the best educational experience for ALL students. Period. No racing anywhere.

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In Search of Hecuba's Torch: An Educator's Quest for Meaning: Data: A Love Story

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I wrestle with how enamored we are with data before we know whether data are of substance or of quality. We must move from assessment victims to assessment consumers.

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Education: Will US students benefit from longer school year? - OregonLive.com

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Education: Will US students benefit from longer school year?
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An AP piece: If we continue to do the same thing and merely add hours to the calendar, how can we expect to see any benefits?

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In Search of Hecuba's Torch: An Educator's Quest for Meaning: Multiple Issues About Multiple-Choice Items

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2nd blog. In part 2 of my rant against standardized tests,

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