Connecting Students To The World

…I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was in sixth grade and sitting at a desk in my language arts classroom. We had been doing an integrated unit in all our classes about cultures around the world. We’d

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Oklahoma Wants Its NCLB Waiver Back, Right Now

The Sooner State stands a very good chance of getting its waiver back. It's just a question of when. …

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Charts: Top Quarter Of Poor Urban School Students Enroll In College

"Among the top quarter of these low-income high schools, 60 percent or more of the students went to college in the fall." (Hechinger Report:  Twenty five percent of low-income urban high schools beat the odds). Image used with …

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Actually, we do know if high-quality preschool benefits kids. What the research really says.

As the idea of universal preschool is gaining political momentum around the country, those who oppose it are on the attack, arguing that there is little or no lasting benefits — despite evidence to the contrary. In the following post,…

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Morning Listen: Reed (Netflix) Hastings & Sal Khan Discuss Nonprofit Online Learning

In the most recent Bloomberg EDU, Jane Williams talks to the Netflix founder (and charter skeptic) and YouTube flipped classroom trailblazer (or whatever to call him). Link not working? Go here.…

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Teachers as ‘conscientious objectors?’ Status sought for those who oppose high-stakes tests

Conscientious objectors are people who refuse to serve in the armed forces on moral or religious grounds. But in New York, a teacher is looking to broaden the definition. Diane Ravitch writes on her blog about Rick Bobrick, a veteran…

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Teachers as ‘conscientious objectors?’ Status sought for those who oppose high-stakes tests

Conscientious objectors are people who refuse to serve in the armed forces on moral or religious grounds. But in New York, a teacher is looking to broaden the definition. Diane Ravitch writes on her blog about Rick Bobrick, a veteran…

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We Need Standards Without Standardizing

Meier: Teaching "to" a prefabricated curriculum ... and thus also to the test that comes along with it cannot lead to the kind of feistiness that a good school should be an exemplar of. …

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AM News: All Eyes On California (Deasy/Cortines, Tuck/Torlackson, San Diego)

CA Schools chief race may be election's tightest AP: Tuck has nearly matched Torlakson in campaign fundraising, with $1.9 million, while a Southern California businessman who often supports Republican candidates, William Bloomfield Jr., has independently picked up the tab for at …

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Part II: Which Races Will Decide Whose Party Controls the Senate?

Here's Part II of a run-down of the U.S. Senate races that will decide which party controls the chamber during the 114th Congress. …

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