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November 7, 2012
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  Learning and Teaching 
  • High school engages visual learners with art projects
    A Newark, Ohio, high school is testing a "school within a school" concept to better engage students who are visual learners. Under the program, participating students complete visual art projects for academic courses, such as English and social studies, and then display the artwork they created. Officials say the program allows students who think differently to still be successful and earn the credits they need to graduate. The Advocate (Newark, Ohio) (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mass. students are encouraged to think like mathematicians
    Some Massachusetts teachers are helping students think and work like professional mathematicians, engineers and more. The shift is part of the transition to new math and reading standards that emphasize college and career readiness, school officials say. "That is a change from just learning the content pieces," said Laureen Cipolla, an administrator for curriculum, instruction and assessment for Leominster Public Schools. "We're hoping the emphasis on being college or career ready will help the kids answer the question: 'Why do I have to learn this?'" Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.) (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  School Leadership 
  • Webcasts bring together common-core stakeholders
    The American Federation of Teachers will present a series of informational online sessions on Nov. 13 to help educators who work with English-language learners to gain information about the role Common Core State Standards play in their classrooms. Key stakeholders speaking during the event include representatives from the two consortia responsible for developing common-core assessments, education reporter Lesli A. Maxwell writes in this blog post. Education Week/Learning the Language blog (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Successfully Implement the ELA Common Core State Standards
The Common Core: Teaching K-5 Students to Meet the Reading Standards by Maureen McLaughlin and Brenda J. Overturf explains the key points of the ELA Common Core State Standards, aligns each Standard with research-based strategies, and then shows you how to implement the strategies. Preview a chapter today!
  Technology in the Classroom 
  • Teachers use iBook Author to pen electronic textbook
    Teachers in a Pennsylvania junior-high school have used the iBook Author program to write a digital textbook for their online social studies curriculum. This is the first year for teachers using the textbook, which students view on iPads and MacBooks purchased by the school. Teachers say the "bells and whistles" made possible by the e-book help to keep students more engaged in lessons than they would be using a traditional textbook. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Managing Budgets 
  • Pa. district predicts it will be "broke" by 2015
    Pittsburgh Public Schools officials say budget shortfalls through 2015 will force it to think about education differently. School board member Thomas Sumpter asked district budget analyst Ronald Joseph if the district would be broke by 2015, to which Joseph replied, "Correct." Sumpter said the deficits likely will require officials to turn to alternative delivery models for instruction, including an expansion of online learning. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Collective bargaining measure fails in Mich.
    A measure that would have increased protections for union employees in Michigan was rejected by voters on Tuesday. Supporters of the measure, which would have prevented union membership from being a condition of employment, say it would have strengthened collective-bargaining rights for workers, including teachers. The referendum effort was initiated after a move in Wisconsin to weaken collective bargaining. Bloomberg Businessweek (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Faculty Lounge 
  • Students graduating high school, college in record numbers
    One-third of the country's 25- to 29-year-olds have earned a bachelor's degree or higher, according to a Pew Research Center analysis -- up from fewer than one-fifth of people in the same age group holding such degrees in the 1970s. This marks a record high number for the country and mirrors similar trends among high-school graduates and students who have completed some college. According to the Pew report, "the education reversal that arose in the first decade of the 2000s has vanished or been reversed by recent improvements in the education attainment of young adults." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  ASCD News 
  • How to engage online learners
    In the November issue of Education Update, writer Stacey Curdie-Meade outlines several unique benefits of online learning, among them its asynchronous nature. Her article zeroes in on how different student groups can benefit from online learning and explains how educators can leverage the advantages of an online learning environment and keep students engaged. Read on. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • "We're in a different world right now"
    A video interview with political strategist Joe Trippi is available in the latest issue of ASCD's Capitol Connection e-newsletter. You'll hear Trippi's reflections on the role social media plays in advocacy today and get his thoughts on which social media tools are most influential. This issue also presents the latest discussion around the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and an opportunity to share your views on civics education. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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