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Misreading Customer Satisfaction, Compromise in Education Reform

Misreading Customer Satisfaction, Compromise in Education Reform | Rethinking the Way We Educate Our Children | Scoop.it
I am sick for the second time in about a month—and I am rarely sick, having accumulated a rather robust immune system over almost thirty years of teaching. While sick, however, my rational self wilts under the weight of just ...
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Best Education In The World: Finland, South Korea Top Country Rankings, US ... - Huffington Post

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International Business TimesBest Education In The World: Finland, South Korea Top Country Rankings, US ...Huffington PostThe United States places 17th in the developed world for education, according to a global list by education firm Pearson.
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Online-Education Trend Expands - Sci-Tech Today

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Sci-Tech TodayOnline-Education Trend ExpandsSci-Tech TodayWe're seeing a huge proliferation in models of online teaching and learning, but the looming question is "Are they any good?
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Denver nonprofit helps students drop back into education - Denver Post

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Denver nonprofit helps students drop back into educationDenver PostCYC's first aim is dropout outreach and recovery, seeking out students who have quit school and reconnecting them with the educational system.
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Minecraft In Education: How Video Games Are Teaching Kids - GameSpot

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Minecraft In Education: How Video Games Are Teaching KidsGameSpotIt's certainly early days for Minecraft's educational efforts, but with projects like Minecraft EDU--which offers a 50 percent discount and teacher-specific tools--and another that aims...
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Projects, Problems and Products: Variations on a 21st Century ...

Some say “Inquiry”. Some argue “Problem-based learning” and others “Product-based learning.” All claim a different definition. None are wrong. They are all experiencing the same animal from a different angle.
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How Do You Measure Expectations? - Huffington Post

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Communication's Unit Of The St. Kitts Prime MinisterHow Do You Measure Expectations?Huffington PostThe elections are finally behind us, with education reform still on the national agenda. Thank goodness.
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Great Schools Project seeks public input on assessment ideas | The Hook

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After a year and a half of fine-tuning its ideas for assessing schools fairly, the Great Schools Project is inviting the public to give feedback on the project's answer to "how good is my school?
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Checker Finn Opposes the “For-Profit Model in Education”

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Back when I was a conservative, I was a founding member of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, which is now the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. TBF was a continuation of work that Checker Finn and I sta...
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“How do we educate young people to thrive in a world of possibility?” #ImaginingLearning #ListeningSession @Unboundary

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A Listening Session’s purpose is to discover each young  person’s deepest knowing about how they would answer the question, “How do we educate young people to thrive in a world of possi...
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Green school giving its students a natural, holistic and student-centered education - Democratic Underground

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RT @nisce_: Resource: Green school giving its students a natural, holistic and student-centered education - http://t.co/4k5hH3Qx...
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Why We Really Need Participatory STEM Education - Huffington Post

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Why We Really Need Participatory STEM EducationHuffington PostIn my role as Executive Director of San Francisco's Exploratorium -- and as someone long active in science education policy -- I'm often asked whether I believe the answer to our current...
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Education important to gain understanding - Norman Transcript

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Education important to gain understanding. The dream of public education is to provide a basic level of education to all citizens. This not only benefits the individual but the society as a whole.The rigor of science is not just knowing the facts of the world, it is learning how to understand, question and test our world to make it better.

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Senge Shares His View on 21st-Century Schools

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We're on the cusp of profound changes in our schooling. Which has never been much about learning, but more about socialization and getting kids through a curriculum that the adults care about.  Delivery of content is less and less what schools are going to be about; educators are going to have to give that up. The opportunity in this is that schools can be more focused on the social aspects of learning -- the soul of real education, which is kids learning together, learning how to work out their differences, learning how to work together.

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Guest column: Defend our kids, not a broken education system - MLive.com

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MLive.comGuest column: Defend our kids, not a broken education systemMLive.comI was disappointed when I read the State Board of Education president's column on MLive criticizing proposed new school reform legislation (New school choice bills 'a recipe...
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“The best opportunity for innovation lies in the innate curiosity and ...

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“There is so much momentum right now that can be used to create opportunities for children to see themselves as creators, who can solve problems and use new and old technology to bring their ideas to reality.” – AnnMarie Thomas ...
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Dan Walters: California's straitjacket education bites back - Sacramento Bee

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Dan Walters: California's straitjacket education bites backSacramento BeeSuch wide variations would seem to warrant a more individualized approach to education, but oddly, for all our happy talk about diversity, we increasingly tend to stuff kids ...
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Poverty and Education: Solutions?

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Poverty effects education.  It effects test scores.  It effects teacher and student motivation.

 

Time to rethink all the sloppy attempts at reform.  We are missing the boat.


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Giuseppe Fattori
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Bharath Gessian's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:34 AM

Education is one of the most important thing in life and it matters alot. Without it you would not be able to get a proper job and a proper salary. I thought poverty only affects in food, water and socially for a child but i was surprise that education plays a big part when your are poor and it is a big challenge to overcome it. This will afftect the students studying in the school. He will have negative thoughts about himself and will be anti social. They are doing part time job while studying and it will really afect thier studies as it is difficult to multitask.Eventually they drop out or do badly. Hence if they work hard with the right midset, they can definely succeed

Edwin Ong's curator insight, January 18, 2:40 AM

Poverty is really getting serious day by day and it causes many problems to humans. It is the starting problem of many problems and this makes a never-ending cycle once started. As seen from the news above, poverty is started and it affects education, followed by the test scores. It even has the ability to affect teacher and student motivation. Therefore concluding that the word "Poverty" is related to just about every possible negative life outcome one could imagine.

After reading this particular article, I felt disappointed and at the same time, worried for the education system there. I am depressed to learn that the school reform efforts actively ignore the research on poverty in education. They focus instead on test scores and even gaps between high scores and low scores! Seeing that efforts have been made to try and fight the effects of poverty but ultimately losing because of being exhausted, dispirited, I felt worried for the people who are living there in poverty. Even the politicians dare not say the word "Poverty", who knows what will hapen next!

In many cases, i truly believe that poverty can be stopped by helping those in need. For example, we can start to make a difference by helping the needies by donating some money to different charities.

Not onl;y helping  charities, we can also start to give some money to elderies when they sell tissues in the market or hawker centres.

I believe that "to give is to receive". We can and have the ability to stop poverty from spreading throughout the world.

Benjamin Ho's curator insight, January 27, 9:46 AM

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Poverty affects education, i think that that is very true. when students have to worry about their daily meals, how can they concentrate and study. And when students cant do their work properly, they fail, and when they grow up, they will find it hard to find a job. More should be done to help students who are in need of financial help.

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Education Begins Before School - Huffington Post

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Education Begins Before SchoolHuffington PostThis blog is co-authored by Dana Friedman, founder and president of the Early Years Institute.
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The Innovative Educator: Technology: Tool of Engagement or Distraction? | Web2.0 Education

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RT @jelmerevers: It all depends on the student and context- Technology: Tool of Engagement or Distraction?
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5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback

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The Global Search for Education: What to Do About Cheating? - Huffington Post

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The Global Search for Education: What to Do About Cheating?
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Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons

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Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.

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Culture, Not Curriculum, May be Key to High School Reform

Culture, Not Curriculum, May be Key to High School Reform | Rethinking the Way We Educate Our Children | Scoop.it

Leadership and collaboration can boost student progress without altering teacher quality, one expert says.


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, November 16, 2012 8:38 AM
Thanks Scott!
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 20, 2012 7:43 PM

Makes sense, but culture is hard to change. Do we have time?

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Real Innovation in Education Is about the Internet - Huffington Post

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Real Innovation in Education Is about the InternetHuffington PostWe are the first people to admit that when it comes to the digital age, we've been under a rock. We are not digital natives.
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