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October 17, 2012
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  Learning and Teaching 
 
  • Making the case for single-gender instruction
    U.S. senators Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., write this opinion article in support of offering the option of single-gender instruction, saying studies show it can improve student performance -- particularly in math and science. They also condemn efforts in states such as Alabama, Florida, Maine, Mississippi, Virginia and West Virginia, to prevent students from having the opportunity to learn in single-gender classrooms. The Wall Street Journal (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Instructional model flips teaching, learning upside down
    Students are getting first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be a teacher through a project in which students create video tutorials and teach concepts to their peers. The Web platform, called the Upside Down Academy, was part of a pilot program in which the Khan Academy model was used as the inspiration for a project-based curriculum for Envision schools, Kiera Chase, blended learning coach for Envision schools, writes in this blog post. Edutopia.org/Kiera Chase's blog (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Common Core Comprehension Resource Books Win Award
See why the new Common Core Comprehension books for Grades 1-6 just won a Teachers' Choice Award℠. You'll find genre mini-lessons with reading passages at three different levels, so diverse students can all learn to comprehend informational, opinion, and narrative text, and then provide text-based responses to questions. Learn more or purchase.
  School Leadership 
 
  • NYC seeks authority to train, certify its teachers
    The New York City Department of Education would be empowered to certify teachers under a request made this week to state officials. Under the proposal, the city's teachers could bypass traditional college or university training programs and instead be trained by the city's top classroom teachers. "Already, we're having to retrain many teachers when they come into the system because they don't have the skills that they need," said Shael Polakow-Suransky, the department's second in command. GothamSchools.org (New York) (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology in the Classroom 
 
  • N.J. students learn social media safety
    Middle-school students in West Deptford, N.J., are being warned about sharing personal information on social media. In a presentation, students were shown how to protect their data, and how to prevent cyberbullying. "You can still go out there, have a good time, discover what is out there online. But doing it safely, I think, is more important than anything else," said detective Brian Perticari. Patch.com/West Deptford, N.J. (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Managing Budgets 
  • Kan. district seeks funding for technology upgrades
    Education officials in Lawrence, Kan., plan to put a bond issue up for voter approval this spring to fund expanded technology offerings for schools. If approved, the new funding would pay for infrastructure to support the increased use of mobile technology on campus, and help ensure students who do not have Internet at home can keep up with tech-based lessons at school. The district also is considering how best to put computer devices in the hands of all its students. Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas) (10/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Obama, Romney see education as key to good economy
    In Tuesday's presidential debate, both candidates tied education to the health of the nation's economy. Both President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, stressed policies that would help make college more affordable. Obama also spoke about the importance of helping all students get a quality education. Romney said his focus would be on helping college graduates find good jobs. Education Week/Politics K-12 blog (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Faculty Lounge 
  • Obama wins in mock student election
    President Barack Obama won this year's mock presidential election, organized by Scholastic Classroom Magazines. About 250,000 students cast votes this year -- in elementary to high school -- with 51% of votes being cast for Obama and 45% for Republican challenger Mitt Romney, while another 4% went to write-ins. The Scholastic Student Vote has been conducted since 1940, and students have elected the eventual winner in all but two years. CNN/Schools of Thought (10/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ASCD News 
  • GlobalScholar returns as a lead sponsor of the ASCD Annual Conference in 2013
    Our upcoming Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, entitled "Learning: Our Story. Our Time. Our Future.," will explore what committed educators are doing to support the success of each learner. Coming to Chicago on March 16 to 18, the event offers more than 400 sessions and countless networking opportunities. Read our recent press release to learn more about GlobalScholar, our lead partner and the event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fall learning opportunities coming to Georgia and South Carolina
    Join education experts and fellow colleagues at our Fall Teaching and Learning Conference in Atlanta on Oct. 26 to 28. This year's theme is "Revolutionizing the Way We Lead And Learn." And continue your professional learning at one of our Myrtle Beach PD institutes. Topics include leading the change to Common Core State Standards, implementing math Common Core State Standards and upgrading the curriculum. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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