Predictions from 2003-04

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”   Yogi Berra  

From a friend and colleague in an e-mail last week…

As I attempt to purge my files, I’m running into all kinds of oldies but goodies. An example:

Create Molecular Model Simulations With the Molecular Workbench

The Molecular Workbench is an excellent site produced by the Concord Consortium with funding from the National Science Foundation. On the Molecular Workbench… you can find dozens of interactive models, simulations, and lessons in biology, chemistry, and physics. Each of

AM News: Changes Afoot In California & New York City

School funding reforms spur decisions at local level EdSource Today: California’s new school funding system is driving districts in diverse regions of the state to shift their resources to achieve one of the key goals laid out in the sweeping financial …

The iceberg model of OER engagement

I'm pretty sure I'm the first person to ever use the iceberg analogy…

I've been pondering ways of thinking about open education awareness, and OER usage that might help shape OER policy. So here's one I want to try out.…

The iceberg model of OER engagement

I’m pretty sure I’m the first person to ever use the iceberg analogy…

I’ve been pondering ways of thinking about open education awareness, and OER usage that might help shape OER policy. So here’s one I want to try out.…

AM News: Louisiana Board Of Ed May Sue Governor Over Common Core

Louisiana State Board Moves Closer to Suing Gov. Jindal Over PARCC Tests State EdWatch: The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-3 on July 1 to retain legal counsel and prepare for a possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby …

AM News: Jindal Common Core Reversal Could Cost $25M

Changing from Common Core would cost $25.2 million over five years, superintendent says NOLA.com: White's disclosure came in response to a request from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, as the high-level head-butting over national academic standards in Louisiana moves from news conferences to …

Common Core’s testing framework is crumbling

In 2010, Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave a major speech praising the Common Core State Standards and new Core-aligned standardized tests that the Obama administration was funding and that would be developed by two multi-state consortia. He said: Our children deserve…

Sorting Through the Common Core (more to the story than Facebook)

In the past few months, “Common Core” has become a hot button issue for parents, educators, news media, and celebrities alike. Facebook feeds have been flooded with absurd worksheets, kids homework, and disparaging remarks about how the “Common Core” will …

AM News: John White Blasts Bobby Jindal Over Common Core

Common Core: Jindal ally blasts move as illegal Politico: On Wednesday, he ramped up his rhetoric considerably, telling POLITICO in an interview that Jindal is breaking the law, trampling the state constitution — and crushing the dreams of low-income minority students.…