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Advice for High School Graduates

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"...My seniors graduate this week and I was compiling a list for them. After asking people on Twitter and Facebook for their ideas, here’s what I put together:..."


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Under Half Of High School Students Are College-Bound Four Years After Graduation

Under Half Of High School Students Are College-Bound Four Years After Graduation | Project Research Hannah Vegvary | Scoop.it

Do State Assessments Mean College Readiness?

 

New York City officials acknowledged that just 25% of students were ready to do college-level work four years after entering high school.

 

The Education Department used City University of New York standards in making the determination. CUNY requires students to have gotten a 75 on the English Regents test and an 80 on the math version. It also requires students to have received a Regents diploma, meaning students must have earned at least a 65 on five Regents exams.

 

State requirements for graduation and for passing the Regents exams are lower, noted city Education Department Chief Academic Officer Shael Suransky. He faulted the state Education Department for not moving quickly enough to raise standards.

 

"One of the biggest barriers, right now, to real college readiness is that our state exams have not shifted to focus on college readiness yet," he said.

Speaking from the perspective of teachers and students, he added: "If the Regents exams are still keyed into the old state standards, they have to respect that and they have to work towards that."


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15 Great Free Science Resources for Teachers and Students

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This is the second post in a series of posts that will be featuring a variety of free web resources on different subject areas. Yesterday we posted about 10 Free Social Studies Resources and today we will be covering Science resources. The aim behind these series is to provide teachers with a solid online background on the subjects they teach .

As for today, we are providing you with a list of some great free resources on Science. Check them out and let us know if we have missed any important link.


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The Innovative Educator: Want to connect your students this school year? Here are 5 ideas.

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Are high school seniors Googling their way to graduation? - Page 1 - News - Denver - Westword

Are high school seniors Googling their way to graduation? - Page 1 - News - Denver - Westword | Project Research Hannah Vegvary | Scoop.it
In 2008, North High School had the lowest graduation rate among Denver's eleven traditional public high schools. Just 46 percent of its seniors managed to graduate that year. And the problem was nothing new.

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Oklahoma high school valedictorian denied diploma because she said "hell" in graduation speech (VIDEO)

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PRAGUE, Okla.– There’s a bit of diploma drama going on between Prague High School and their valedictorian, Kaitlin Nootbaar.

 

Nootbaar's father said, “Her quote was, ‘When she first started school she wanted to be a nurse, then a veterinarian and now that she was getting closer to graduation, people would ask her, what do you want to do and she said ‘How the h*** do I know? I’ve changed my mind so many times.’”

 

“We went to the office and asked for the diploma and the principal said ‘Your diploma is right here but you’re not getting it. Close the door we have a problem,” Nootbaar said.


He said the principal told Kaitlin she would have to write an apology letter before he would release the diploma.


A move her dad believes is illegal.

 

“She earned that diploma. She completed all the state curriculum. In four years she has never made a B. She got straight A’s and had a 4.0 the whole way through.”


Kaitlin starts college in a few days on a full scholarship, making the administrators’ decision even more appalling to her family...

 

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Graduating with Technology | LearnStuff

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How can we make writing more stimulating for our students? Summary of #ELTchat 19/10/2011 | #ELTchat

How can we make writing more stimulating for our students? Summary of #ELTchat 19/10/2011 | #ELTchat | Project Research Hannah Vegvary | Scoop.it

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