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Achievement gap widens after city's new standardized tests - New York Daily News

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New York Daily News Achievement gap widens after city's new standardized tests New York Daily News The drops magnify the across-the-board abysmal scores that were released on Wednesday — just under 30% of New York City students met state math...
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New York's test-score plunge leaves parents to wonder: Is my child on track? - Syracuse.com (blog)

New York's test-score plunge leaves parents to wonder: Is my child on track? - Syracuse.com (blog) | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
New York's test-score plunge leaves parents to wonder: Is my child on track?
Syracuse.com (blog)
In a news conference Wednesday, New York Education Commissioner John King tried gamely to counsel parents on how to digest the day's news.
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Education Proposal in House Could Replace 'No Child' Act - New York Times (blog)

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Education Proposal in House Could Replace 'No Child' Act
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WASHINGTON — For the first time since No Child Left Behind, President George W.
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New York's about to fail ultimate test - Albany Times Union

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New York's about to fail ultimate test Albany Times Union The Board of Regents, which oversees education in New York, has authorized tests to be given to elementary school students based on what's known as the "Core Curriculum." The Core has been...

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Hoadley's 3 Laws Of Education Technology - Edudemic

Hoadley's 3 Laws Of Education Technology - Edudemic | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Do you know Hoadley's 3 Laws of Education Technology? They're important to grasp and great for all connected educators and students.

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Margie's curator insight, June 12, 2013 4:47 AM
 Christopher Hoadley, Associate Professor and Program Director; Digital Media Design for Learning, Games for Learning, and Educational Communication and Technology from NYU, gives some simple advice to follow with respect to the use of technology in the classroom.
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Daily Kos: Charter school threatened teachers for trying to unionize

Daily Kos: Charter school threatened teachers for trying to unionize | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Teachers and staff trying to unionize at a Pennsylvania charter school had a very common experience: They were threatened with job loss and ... (Charter school using public money—$17,094 —to hire law firm to fight unionization effort.
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Sex education law may mean little change - The State Journal-Register

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NBC Chicago Sex education law may mean little change The State Journal-Register CHAMPAIGN — Illinois schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases — not just...
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Teacher Sues Principal at PS 15Q and New York City Department of Education - EIN News (press release)

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Teacher Sues Principal at PS 15Q and New York City Department of Education
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Suit also includes the New York City Department of Education for failing to protect her.
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New York State Senate to hold hearings on testing, teacher evaluations, other education reforms | syracuse.com - NPE News Briefs

New York State Senate to hold hearings on testing, teacher evaluations, other education reforms | syracuse.com - NPE News Briefs | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
By Paul Riede | priede@syracuse.com on August 08, 2013 at 7:02 AM, updated August 08, 2013 at 7:05 AM The chairman of the New York State Senate Education Committee will hold hearings next month on the state’s controversial educational reforms.
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Previewing the Higher Ed Act - Inside Higher Ed

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Previewing the Higher Ed Act Inside Higher Ed Those are some of the ideas that various higher education groups have put forward in their initial recommendations for how Congress might consider rewriting the Higher Education Act, if and when...
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Parents' group threatens lawsuit if Buffalo school transfer plan wins approval - Buffalo News

Parents' group threatens lawsuit if Buffalo school transfer plan wins approval - Buffalo News | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Parents' group threatens lawsuit if Buffalo school transfer plan wins approval Buffalo News If the Buffalo Board of Education and the New York State Education Department both approve the district's latest plan to deal with students who request...
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Are schools prepared for an armed attack? - www.dyersvillecommerical.com

Are schools prepared for an armed attack? - www.dyersvillecommerical.com | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

"Columbine. Virginia Tech. Aurora, Colo. Sandy Hook....

 

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Another component of A.L.I.C.E. involves making the scenarios real to educators.

 

Law enforcement staged a shooting, first with the teachers following current protocol. Smith played the role of the shooter. He burst into the room, and with an airsoft gun fired on the teachers who were all huddled in the safest corner of the room.

 

Smith shot everyone but the two teachers sitting out for medical reasons. Some of the pellets left welts.

 

“We need to empower everybody,” Minnehan said. “Everybody can be empowered to do what they need to do for survivability.”..."


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Thumpy Covey's curator insight, March 14, 2013 4:33 PM

WE LOVE to see that AIRSOFT is being used in these very-necessary training scenarios...but it MUST BE DONE SAFELY....and the photo with NO EYE PROTECTION being worn worries us greatly.

 

PLEASE CONSULT with the latest safety information from the airsoft PLAYER community in your area, or available ON LINE to get all you need before you go into your next training event.

Janet J. Bacon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:45 AM

Its better ready always if you know how to shoot the gun and you have a knowledge how to use it. It may help to you in self defense.

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Wright's Law: A Unique Teacher Imparts Real Life Lessons

Jeffrey Wright uses wacky experiments to teach children about the universe, but it is his own personal story that teaches them the true meaning of life. Rela...
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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

When we hear of flipping the classroom we think of videos at home and students doing "homework" at school, but what if we looked at whom tends to ask questions in the classroom? Is it the students or the teacher? 
This article poses this question, "what if the students asked the questions?" The post states "It’s a bit like the Socractic method flipped on its head. Socrates wandered around Athens asking questions to get at a deeper truth. Since then philosophy and law teachers have used questions as a way to get students to think more deeply, rather than giving them the information directly."

So how do you change your classroom so the students are the ones asking the questions? They suggest four rules and with two of them provide a number of examples. Rule 1 is:
* Ask As Many Questions as You Can (Gives License to Ask). They then discuss four stumbling blocks with suggestions on how to deal with them.

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Translation service aids hospitals, courts

Translation service aids hospitals, courts | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

Because of Lynn Elfers, up to 100 interpreters every day are helping non-English-speaking people communicate with local doctors, teachers, lawyers, judges, police and all manner of others.


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