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Busting Up Misconceptions About Formative 'Assessment'

Busting Up Misconceptions About Formative 'Assessment' | Progress in Public Education | Scoop.it
A group of researchers makes a plea for understanding formative "assessment" as a suite of teaching practices.
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A plethora of tools and strategies surrounding formative assessment of students is crucial for effective instruction and the highest learning.

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High-Quality Professional Development for Teachers

High-Quality Professional Development for Teachers | Progress in Public Education | Scoop.it
In order for teachers to turn out students who are college and career ready, we must give them the tools and support that will allow them to learn, improve, and do their jobs better even as we hold them accountable for their work.
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I have seen from both sides of the schoolhouse door how the absolute obsession with standardized testing has affected our children.

I have seen from both sides of the schoolhouse door how the absolute obsession with standardized testing has affected our children. | Progress in Public Education | Scoop.it
Dear Bill and Melinda, I have been a teacher for 25 years. I am also the parent of two daughters, ages 18 and 29. I have seen from both sides of the schoolhouse door how the absolute obsession with...
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Rotary donates to literacy programs - KeepMEcurrent.com

Rotary donates to literacy programs - KeepMEcurrent.com | Progress in Public Education | Scoop.it
Rotary donates to literacy programs
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The Rotary Club of South Portland/Cape Elizabeth has donated $800 to youth literacy programs for two local libraries. The club began this ongoing program in 2007.
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Important lesson, engaging content, but perhaps more active methods could be engaged for a full experience for students.

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The world’s most famous teacher blasts school reform

The world’s most famous teacher blasts school reform | Progress in Public Education | Scoop.it
The California teacher, known around the globe, talks to us about his new book of advice for rookie and veteran teachers.
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221668E.pdf

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Policy paper describing the plight of children in conflict-ridden areas. They are robbed of not only a stable home but also a quality education. We need to urge that funding be increased to help these children. 

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New school curriculum published

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A new National Curriculum for schools in England will mean five-year-olds will learn fractions and computer programming. (Gove vs. childhood?
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Are fractions too rigorous for kindergarten?

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America's mayors leading on education reform - Politico

America's mayors leading on education reform - Politico | Progress in Public Education | Scoop.it
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America's mayors leading on education reform
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There's been a sea change in the education landscape over the past two years, but you won't see it if you're looking toward D.C. Instead, look toward our nation's mayors.
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I am glad to see mayors taking charge of local education systems, but unions should be seen as allies instead of enemies. Most American cities are also creeping into the privatization sphere and that will kill faith in our public education system, which is the most important system in modern society.

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