Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas that rock 02/25/2013

Grades 4-5 Student Center Activities: Literature (CCSS) The Florida Center for Reading Research has created an incredibly useful set of downloadable activities aligned to common core standards for fourth and fifth grade students. If you're teaching reading, you'll want to …

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Media: Education News Network Hires Managing Editor

News from the world of nonprofit education media is that Education News Network - -the new entity created by EdNews Colorado and Gothamschools a little while back -- has found and hired a new ME, Maura Walz, a former GothamSchools …

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Inspector General Report on i3 Questions Ed. Dept.’s Workload

As part of an ongoing effort to track implementation of programs funded by the 2009 economic-stimulus package, the U.S. Department of Education's inspector general has released a report highlighting potential problems with federal oversight of Investing in Innovation grants. Auditors …

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5 Good Services to Help Students Learn New Vocabulary Words

This morning I received an email from a reader who was looking for some recommendations for websites that her students can use to learn and practice new vocabulary words. I have made a couple of lists on this topic in…

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Quotes: "The Union May Not Like It, But They Should Get Used To It"

Mike Bloomberg is proud to help level the playing field on behalf of children and their families. The union may not like it, but they should get used to it because he is just getting started.… -- Bloomberg spokesman

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Are teachers permitted to have expertise and credentials?

This isn’t necessarily a rhetorical question, although the reader might have a different opinion. I’m happy to hear it. But the short answer to the title question is, “No, teachers are not permitted their expertise and credentials.” Probably one of …

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The Ends Do Not Justify the Mean(ness)

Amputation is an instant and effective weight-loss strategy, but I don’t recommend it. Mathematica Policy Research releases a new report on Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) charter schools Tuesday, February 26, 2013: “The new KIPP evaluation covers 41 KIPP middle …

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‘You can’t have that data’: 19 months of stonewalling by ed bureaucrats

In state after state, critics of education reform try to get data from state education departments to see for themselves how well things are really going and they get stonewalled. Here’s the story of one such data-retrieving effort, by Aaron…

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Weekend Reading: Why The School Bus Is Always Yellow

Here are some of the best things I found over the weekend -- commentary, news, long features, etc.  Take a look, enjoy, let me know what I missed: NRA Is Grading Schools - The Atlantic Wire ow.ly/hYXju Update on former …

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CK-12′s “Get Real” Contest Gives Students a Chance to Win iPads and More for Their Classrooms

Last week I received an email from CK-12 that announced their new Get Real competition…. The Get Real contest asks students to create presentations (videos, PowerPoint, Keynote, and Prezi are all acceptable) that demonstrates how a STEM concept included

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