Ideas to support student reflection | Report ranks states on financial-literacy courses | Teacher shares approach to assessment under PBL
December 14, 2017
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Ideas to support student reflection
Ideas to support student reflection
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Student portfolios should not be a catalog of what students learn, but rather, portfolios should help students make connections to content and overall learning goals, writes Beth Holland, Johns Hopkins University doctoral candidate and EdTechTeacher instructor. In this blog post, she suggests looking beyond tools used to save, share and publish student work, and instead focus on teaching the "art of reflection."
Edutopia online (12/13) 
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Report ranks states on financial-literacy courses
Report ranks states on financial-literacy courses
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Four states -- Georgia, Florida, Illinois and West Virginia, earned a "B+" grade for their efforts to improve financial literacy, according to the National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools. Utah was the only state to earn an "A+," with Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia all receiving an A.
WSB-AM (Atlanta) (12/12),  Wyoming Public Media (12/13) 
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Teacher shares approach to assessment under PBL
Teacher shares approach to assessment under PBL
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Introducing assessments that stay true to project-based learning is important to fourth-grade teacher Emily Clifton. In this blog post, Clifton describes this approach to assessment, including a rubric.
Center for Teaching Quality (12/12) 
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Curriculum
Report: Latino achievement gap in college degrees improves
On average, 63.3% of white students earn a bachelor's degree within six years -- compared with 53.6% of Latino students -- according to a report from Education Trust. However, data show that the racial gap on college degrees has closed by 2.7 percentage points between 2002 and 2015.
The Hechinger Report (12/14) 
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Md. district focuses on commitment to equity
Md. district focuses on commitment to equity
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Research shows that despite some gains, students from disadvantaged groups experience fewer positive outcomes than their peers, asserts Verletta White, interim superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. In this commentary, she highlights how the creation of an Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency -- and other steps -- have helped educators focus on the needs of all students in the school district.
District Administration magazine online (12/14) 
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Policy & Legislation
Report offers policy suggestions for rural education
Congress can do more to provide leadership and support to help boost quality educational opportunities for students living in rural areas, according to a report from AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and The Rural School and Community Trust. The report outlines five policy suggestions.
eSchool News (free registration) (12/14) 
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Editor's Note
Cast your vote today for educator voice
Cast your vote today for educator voice
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Voting for the annual Educators' Choice Content Award is still open. Select the one original content piece from the list that inspires you. The top 10 will move on to the next round of judging and will be in the running for the 2017 Educators' Choice Content Award. Vote by Dec. 15.
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