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L.A. schools need billions in facilities upgrades, report finds

L.A. schools need billions in facilities upgrades, report finds | Ed News | Scoop.it
Billions of dollars of repairs are needed in Los Angeles public schools and districts around country, report finds...
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California schools scrambling to add lessons on LGBT Americans

California schools scrambling to add lessons on LGBT Americans | Ed News | Scoop.it
At Wonderland Avenue Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, there are lesson plans on diverse families — including those with two mommies or daddies — books on homosexual authors in the library and a principal who is openly gay.
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For Children of Same-Sex Couples, a Student Aid Maze

For Children of Same-Sex Couples, a Student Aid Maze | Ed News | Scoop.it
The most important document for determining financial aid for college is a form that recognizes only heterosexual marriage.
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Blog U.: Is higher education fit for the global urban era? - GlobalHigherEd - Inside Higher Ed

Blog U.: Is higher education fit for the global urban era? - GlobalHigherEd - Inside Higher Ed | Ed News | Scoop.it
Our era of ‘global urbanization’ -- one where the majority of the world’s population now lives in ‘urban’ areas – raises some interesting opportunities and challenges for higher education systems and institutions.
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Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy? | MindShift

Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy? | MindShift | Ed News | Scoop.it

“When people learn to play video games,” said James Paul Gee, “they are learning a new literacy.”

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How I use technology in my PhD

iPad, Dropbox, Google Scholar, iAnnotate, Mendeley, Nozbe

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POV - Project VoiceScape Films - The Haves and the Have Nots | PBS

POV - Project VoiceScape Films - The Haves and the Have Nots | PBS | Ed News | Scoop.it
At Project VoiceScape: The Haves and the Have Nots: The financial struggles of students going to college today.
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How YouTube Is Changing The Classroom

How YouTube Is Changing The Classroom | Ed News | Scoop.it
Some educators think they've found a solution to a laundry list of age-old problems teachers have faced in reaching students. So how exactly might putting lecture videos online help students learn?
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CA Union Confronts Online Education Offerings | Education News

CA Union Confronts Online Education Offerings | Education News | Ed News | Scoop.it
UC-AFT are vocal about their disapproval as the University of California looks to build cost-cutting online education programs.
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Education: Too much testing?

Education: Too much testing? | Ed News | Scoop.it
The high-stakes measurement of student progress through annual standardized tests has, in many classrooms, restricted creativity, innovation and individuality.
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Popularity of Online Education Spurs Aid Fraud

Popularity of Online Education Spurs Aid Fraud | Ed News | Scoop.it
With the huge expansion of online college courses around the country, financial aid scams have become a serious problem.
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For some schools, including Suffolk University in Boston, the boom in global branch campuses goes bust

For some schools, including Suffolk University in Boston, the boom in global branch campuses goes bust | Ed News | Scoop.it
Over the last decade, dozens of American universities have ventured abroad, founding branch campuses in hopes of boosting their prestige and bringing in new revenue from foreign students.
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PBS Launches New Apps and Games for Home and School | MindShift

PBS Launches New Apps and Games for Home and School | MindShift | Ed News | Scoop.it

PBS KIDS is launching a slew of new apps for kids age two to eight with hopes of building math skills.

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L.A. Unified principals to see teachers' effectiveness ratings

L.A. Unified principals to see teachers' effectiveness ratings | Ed News | Scoop.it
For the first time, Los Angeles school principals will see previously confidential ratings that estimate teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores.
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What You Need to Know About Bullying - TIME

What You Need to Know About Bullying - TIME | Ed News | Scoop.it
A gay-friendly school shields kids from bullies.
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With Goldman's Foray Into Higher Education, A Predatory Pursuit Of Students And Revenues

With Goldman's Foray Into Higher Education, A Predatory Pursuit Of Students And Revenues | Ed News | Scoop.it

Soon after the Goldman buyout, the newly private Education Management LLC embarked on its most ambitious period of growth -- one that has recently brought it crosswise with federal prosecutors, who have accused the company of widespread fraud in its recruitment processes.

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First, Catch Your Faculty-A Recipe for Excellence

First, Catch Your Faculty-A Recipe for Excellence | Ed News | Scoop.it
The authors of a new study indentify many characteristics of elite universities - independence, good governance, the ability to attract good students - but none is more important than strong staff.
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How to Support Gifted Students in Your Classroom | Edutopia

How to Support Gifted Students in Your Classroom | Edutopia | Ed News | Scoop.it
Teachers can help students shine even brighter by simply adding a few additional strategies to their teaching repertoire.
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Squeezed Out in India, Students Turn to United States

Squeezed Out in India, Students Turn to United States | Ed News | Scoop.it
The number of Indian students studying in the United States is surging as competition for admission to top Indian institutions has made that goal nearly unattainable.
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Professor of Philip Garber, N.J. Stutterer, Defends Actions

Professor of Philip Garber, N.J. Stutterer, Defends Actions | Ed News | Scoop.it

The professor, Elizabeth Snyder, said her actions were misinterpreted and she became “the victim of a character assassination” after reports that she tried to silence a stuttering student.

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The Academic Value of Extracurricular Activities | Education News

The Academic Value of Extracurricular Activities | Education News | Ed News | Scoop.it
With school districts struggling to balance the books, should schools be funding extracurricular activities such as ping-pong and knitting clubs?
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How To Teach Kids 'Digital Literacy'? Build A Private Social Network Playground For Them. - Forbes

How To Teach Kids 'Digital Literacy'? Build A Private Social Network Playground For Them. - Forbes | Ed News | Scoop.it

The School at Columbia University built a private social network for its students, to give them a place to practice and experiment with social networking, without leaving a permanent trace on the Internet.

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News: Freeing the LMS - Inside Higher Ed

Vying to reshape dynamics of e-learning market, Pearson announces cloud-based learning management system that is "absolutely free" — hosting and support included.
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180 Private Colleges Fail Education Dept.'s Latest Financial-Responsibility Test - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A total of 150 private nonprofit colleges failed the U.S. Department of Education's most recent financial-responsibility test, which covers the 2010 fiscal year, according to data released by the department on Wednesday.

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Charter Schools: Getting Your Child on the List - LA Weekly

Charter Schools: Getting Your Child on the List - LA Weekly | Ed News | Scoop.it

How to cut in line, and pervert the concept of public education

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