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Oliver Sacks Knows What It Means to Teach

Oliver Sacks Knows What It Means to Teach | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
My chairman was indignant. “How can they all be A’s?” he asked. “Is this some kind of joke?”
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Auditor flags schools for violating textbook law :: WRAL.com

Auditor flags schools for violating textbook law :: WRAL.com | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
Mississippi school systems are routinely violating a state law that says they have to issue a textbook to every student to take home, the state auditor says.
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"If our audits prove districts are not in compliance with the law, I think the question is, is the law reasonable?" Stacey Pickering


Textbooks have been on the way out for several years. There are many other ways textbook money could be used.

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Learning to learn: 5 ways to optimize your to-do list

Learning to learn: 5 ways to optimize your to-do list | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
The age old to-do list -- a common tool to help get $#&T done. In my years to to-do listing, I've discovered that it is often this common productivity trick that actually prevents me from being optimally productive.
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Does Your School Have a Culture of Curiosity and Trust?

Does Your School Have a Culture of Curiosity and Trust? | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
Time Brown, CEO of Ideo:
“ Any organization that wants to innovate, wants to be prepared to innovate, I think, has to have a few things in place. One is-and perhaps the most important thing is-methods...
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The Chairman's Blog: Millions of Bad Managers Are Killing America’s Growth

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And millions of bad principals are killing America's teachers.

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.
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Five Reasons Teacher Turnover Is on the Rise

Five Reasons Teacher Turnover Is on the Rise | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
Money and respect are only two things quality educators want more of.
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Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled

Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.
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Some Mississippi districts have critical teacher needs | Hechinger Report

Some Mississippi districts have critical teacher needs | Hechinger Report | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism
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Why we can’t threaten our way to better schools | Hechinger Report

Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism
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Yes!

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Private academies keep students separate and unequal 40 years later | Hechinger Report

Private academies keep students separate and unequal 40 years later | Hechinger Report | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism
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This is why I oppose Southern private schools that purport to provide better education but really only provide a segregated learning experience.

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Fragmented Data Systems a Barrier to Better Schools, Experts Say

Many districts and states struggle to provide meaningful, real-time data about student performance to educators.
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Why are we leaving so many children behind? | CTQ

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"I believe that curriculum and pedagogy should be developed collaboratively and locally as much as possible. While there is a common body of knowledge that all literate citizens should share, that does not lessen the importance of localized development of and consensus on curriculum. We should reclaim our children and their future by reviving our commitment to the value of their education for the larger good of the community, as well as for their individual success." Renee Moore

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House Debates No Child Left Behind Rewrite, Makes Big Changes on Teacher Evaluation

House Debates No Child Left Behind Rewrite, Makes Big Changes on Teacher Evaluation | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
Conservative lawmakers won a big concession today on the teacher-evaluation portion of a bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act.
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Teacher: Do What's Right No Matter What They Tell You

Teacher: Do What's Right No Matter What They Tell You | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
A teacher offers this advice to other teachers: "Okay, the reality of the situation is a once slow suffocation. The people in power want public education to wither and limp along on life support. T...
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Closing The Revolving Door: What's Being Done To Keep Teachers?

Closing The Revolving Door: What's Being Done To Keep Teachers? | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
Leading education experts share ideas on what schools can do and are doing to keep teachers from leaving the profession.
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Career technical students tested

Hattiesburg American

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This is more what I'm doing than what I'm reading.

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Lessons from pre-k that works: Will Mississippi’s children finally move ahead? | Hechinger Report

Lessons from pre-k that works: Will Mississippi’s children finally move ahead? | Hechinger Report | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
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The real reasons many low-income students don’t go to college | Hechinger Report

The real reasons many low-income students don’t go to college | Hechinger Report | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
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Mississippi develops new teacher evaluation system | Hechinger Report

Mississippi develops new teacher evaluation system | Hechinger Report | What I'm Reading | Scoop.it
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