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Scrutiny in California for Software in Schools

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.nytimes.com (Views: 16, Clicks: 4)  
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Proposed legislation would prohibit websites, online services and mobile apps for kindergartners through 12th graders from compiling, using or sharing the personal information of students.

2 comments | Tags: california family educational rights and privacy act software and information industry association | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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Is Common Core the Enemy of Autonomy?

nitajo sumitted ago via http://blogs.edweek.org (Views: 14, Clicks: 4)  
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Justin Minkel -- The most damaging assumption of the NCLB era was that test scores and student achievement are the same thing. In the Common Core era, the most damaging assumption might be the following fallacy: Moving toward a coherent national system will bring about a loss of autonomy for teachers.

1 comments | Tags: justin minkel ccss no child left behind | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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Alan Alda Dares Scientists to Explain Colors to 5th Graders

eduK8 sumitted ago via http://blogs.edweek.org (Views: 17, Clicks: 4)  
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Ross Brenneman -- Student: "Why is the sky blue?" Teacher: "I don't know, light or something. Ask Siri."

1 comments | Tags: ross brenneman alan alda the flame challenge community involvement | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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CCSS and the selection of high-quality materials

eduK8 sumitted ago via http://smartblogs.com (Views: 17, Clicks: 4)  
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The implementation of the CCSS has prompted districts to make large-scale changes in the instructional materials they use with students. However, as some policy groups have warned, districts must use caution when selecting new materials because there is currently a shortage of high-quality instructional materials that are aligned to the CCSS.

1 comments | Tags: ccss instructional materials student achievement | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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Takeaways from Math Methods: How Will You Teach Effectively?

eduK8 sumitted ago via http://www.edutopia.org (Views: 16, Clicks: 4)  
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Jennifer Bay-Williams, mathematics teacher educator at the University of Louisville, shares three lessons she hopes pre-service teachers in her mathematics methods course take away from the class. Her tips include engaging students in challenging tasks, using higher-level questions in the classroom and tailoring instruction to students' specific needs.

0 comments | Tags: university of louisville preservice teachers math curriculum | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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How some school ‘data walls’ violate U.S. privacy law

eduK8 sumitted ago via http://www.washingtonpost.com (Views: 17, Clicks: 4)  
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Valerie Strauss -- The Education Department is planning to release new guidance on this issue.

1 comments | Tags: valerie strauss data walls family educational rights and privacy act ferpa | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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Fairfax school chief uses staff cuts, raises as budget tactic

PiGuy sumitted ago via http://www.washingtonpost.com (Views: 17, Clicks: 5)  
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Fairfax County’s new school superintendent made her priorities clear when she unveiled her first budget proposal, which calls for classroom teachers and staff to receive significant raises next year, at a cost of $41 million.

1 comments | Tags: fairfax county virginia karen garza school funding | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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Oklahoma gets $4.95 million federal grant to fix low-achieving schools

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.tulsaworld.com (Views: 22, Clicks: 4)  
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The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Oklahoma and eight other states will share $71 million to continue efforts to turn around persistently lowest-achieving schools. Oklahoma is being awarded $4.95 million.Other states that will receive the federal School Improvement Grants, or SIG, funds to make new awards to schools are: Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, New Jersey, Ohio, and South Dakota.

1 comments | Tags: school improvement grants oklahoma low-achieving schools student performance | Topic: Grants BAD >_<

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin opposes minimum wage increase

nitajo sumitted ago via http://newsok.com (Views: 18, Clicks: 3)  
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Gov. Mary Fallin, preparing to lead a national conference of governors, rejected President Barack Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage and defended Common Core academic standards that have generated opposition in Oklahoma and other states.

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Gov. Fallin defends Common Core, rejects call to raise minimum wage

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.tulsaworld.com (Views: 18, Clicks: 4)  
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Gov. Mary Fallin, preparing to lead a national conference of governors, rejected President Barack Obama's call to raise the minimum wage and defended Common Core academic standards that have generated opposition in Oklahoma and other states.

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Report: Moore tornado debris reveals construction flaws, code violations

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.tulsaworld.com (Views: 47, Clicks: 4)  
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An upcoming report prepared for an engineering society will say that an elementary school destroyed by a tornado at Moore last spring was poorly designed and could have protected children better if it had been properly reinforced.

2 comments | Tags: moore oklahoma tornado school safety | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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Florida Board of Education approves Common Core tweaks during heated meeting

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.tampabay.com (Views: 22, Clicks: 4)  
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The Florida State Board of Education has approved some changes to the state's Common Core State Standards, including a name change to Florida Standards. Other modifications included new calculus benchmarks and cursive writing requirements. "The most important thing is that we move forward with these standards," board member John Colon said. "We can't continue to delay them. They've been reviewed thoroughly."

0 comments | Tags: florida board of education ccss math curriculum florida calculus | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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Pen or Pencil for Math?

nitajo sumitted ago via http://blogs.edweek.org (Views: 22, Clicks: 7)  
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David Ginsburg -- I recently challenged the longstanding requirement among math teachers for students to "show your work." Now it's time to go after another common math teacher mandate: always use pencil.

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Majority Of Americans Would Probably Support The Common Core, If They Knew What It Was

Skinner sumitted ago via http://www.huffingtonpost.com (Views: 19, Clicks: 4)  
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A major change is coming to a majority of public schools throughout the country, and most Americans have no idea what it is. A survey released today by education reform advocacy group 50CAN shows that a majority of Americans have no idea what the Common Core State Standards are.

1 comments | Tags: community involvement ccss 50can | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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Parents, teachers denounce Reading Sufficiency Act

Skinner sumitted ago via http://www.koco.com (Views: 19, Clicks: 4)  
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Dozens of parents, teachers and other educators gathered at the state Capitol on Thursday to lobby lawmakers on three major issues.

2 comments | Tags: oklahoma reading sufficiency act parental involvement 3rd grade | Topic: Elementary/Primary BAD >_<

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