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September 25, 2012
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  Learning and Teaching 
  • Students excel in Ariz. school's blended-learning environment
    Students attending Carpe Diem Collegiate High School and Middle School in Yuma, Ariz., attend class in a blended-learning environment in which they spend half of their time sitting in office-like cubicles, receiving instruction online in their core subject areas. The rest of the time, they are working in small groups in workshops led by subject-specific teachers. Students, who attend school four days a week, have performed better on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards exam since 2005, when the school switched to a blended model. The Hechinger Report (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • More diverse testing group may have contributed to dip in SAT scores
    Math and reading scores on the SAT dropped this year, but testing officials say it may be because more minority students and students who speak English as a second language are taking the test. College Board officials are urging schools and parents to encourage all students to enroll in core curriculum classes, where numbers of minority and low-income students are sometimes lower. The Wall Street Journal (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans—PREORDER AND SAVE
This 3-book bundle contains 75 easy-to-use literacy lesson plans for grades K-12! Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources provides model lesson plans for teaching the standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language. All 3 books ship for the price of one! PREORDER NOW >>
  School Leadership 
  • Teacher shares passion for writing with other teachers
    Bob Crongeyer, recently named Sacramento County Teacher of the Year, spends part of his time as co-director of the Writing Project, which offers summer institutes to top teachers, where they write and study best practices. "It is built on the philosophy that teachers are the best teachers of teachers," said Crongeyer, who teaches third- through sixth-graders who are gifted and talented. The Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration) (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology in the Classroom 
  • Ind. high school focuses on technology, project-based learning
    Students attending the Gary New Tech High School in Indiana learn in a technology-rich environment with a focus on project-based learning. Students develop digital storytelling projects, make movies, mix music and, in an upcoming assignment, will design homes at a former housing project. "Technology is the very important component that will open so many doors for successful careers that our students can relate to and enjoy," said Esther Goodes, principal of the two-year-old school. The Times (Munster-Hammond-Merrillville-Valparaiso, Ind.) (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Free Reading Curriculum Trial for Struggling Readers
Read Live is a comprehensive reading intervention program that focuses on fluency and supports vocabulary and comprehension. Brought to you by Read Naturally, the research-based strategy has over 20-years of proven effectiveness. Try Read Live with your students with a free 60-day trial.
  The Whole Child 
  • Students in Ohio face physical-education tests
    Beginning this year, schools in Ohio will be required to report how students measure up against the state's physical-education standards. Assessments will focus on whether students understand the right way to exercise, how to play games, play well with others and stay active outside of school. Ohio joins 17 other states and Washington, D.C., that evaluate students in PE. The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (9/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Daily 5 library collections! Update your classroom library and go deeper with The Daily 5 and The CAFE Book with these exclusive collections of fiction and nonfiction books for your classroom. Each grade (K-5) includes 200 popular and recently published titles, carefully selected and organized in labeled bins. Get details here!
  Policy Watch 
  • Lawmaker voices concerns about graduation rates
    Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., has written a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan to express concern that states that received No Child Left Behind waivers are attempting to get around reporting accurate high-school graduation rates, education reporter Alyson Klein writes in this blog post. Miller, the top-ranking Democrat on the House education committee, wrote he is concerned that some states make graduation only a small part of their accountability systems or count students who earn general equivalency diplomas as graduates. Education Week/Politics K-12 Blog (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Chicago mayor seeks more charter schools
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing forward an education agenda that includes creating more charter schools. The city could add 60 charter schools over the next five years, with funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The most recent standardized testing scores shows Chicago charter schools performed slightly better than the city's public schools. Chicago Tribune (free registration) (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Faculty Lounge 
  • PBS documentary "Dropout Nation" premieres tonight
    A documentary called "Dropout Nation" will premiere at 9 p.m. EDT tonight on PBS' Frontline. A film crew spent one year following four students who attend Houston's Sharpstown High School, where officials are working to improve graduation rates with its Apollo 20 program. Developed by Roland Fryer of Harvard University's Education Innovation Laboratory, Apollo 20 is built around five tenets: effective principals and teachers, more instructional time, use of data to lead instruction, tutoring and a culture of high expectations for everyone. Houston Chronicle (9/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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What are 8 keys to schoolwide math success? Small Steps, Big Changes helps you and your staff set goals, create a culture of mathematical thinking, and translate high-level standards such as Common Core into effective classroom practice. Includes examples from diverse schools across the country. Preview the entire book online!

Guiding Readers uses a structured 18-minute small-group lesson format to support all of your students as they access more sophisticated texts, with tips for setting learning goals, practical lesson routines, and how to select appropriate texts for readers at each stage. Includes chapters on nonfiction & functional reading. Preview the entire book!

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  ASCD News 
  • Webinar -- EduCore: Tools for Teaching the Common Core State Standards
    We recently announced the launch of EduCore™, a digital tool for educators implementing the Common Core State Standards in both mathematics and literacy. Join ASCD professional development expert Sherida Britt for a free webinar at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 3 to explore all that the new tool has offer secondary educators. Britt will also share ideas for using online resources like those offered by EduCore to support professional learning communities. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Seven things to remember about students who challenge us
    What are key things to remember about teaching students who challenge us? The October issue of Educational Leadership offers Thomas Armstrong, Laurie Boyd, Larry Ferlazzo, and several other EL contributors' answers to that question. Get a sneak preview of that infographic in a recent Inservice post. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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