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February 14, 2013
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  Learning and Teaching 
  • What the testing boycott means for teachers
    The decision by a group of high-school teachers in Seattle to boycott the Measures of Academic Progress standardized test has opened the door to a worthwhile discussion about testing, writes Celine Coggins, CEO and founder of Teach Plus. In this commentary, Coggins writes that now is the time for teachers to become problem-solvers and advocate for assessments aligned with classroom teaching, a key complaint against the test in Seattle. Education Week (premium article access compliments of (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • One-to-one program boosts math achievement in Ariz. district
    Officials in the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz., have adopted a digital curriculum in core subject areas. The new math curriculum is made up of Conceptua and Agile Mind, and an online program for tutoring called Ascend Math. The results have been positive so far, officials say. "The data show significant growth in a core curricular area where it has historically been very difficult for us to raise student performance," said Christie McDougall, district math coordinator. T.H.E. Journal (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  School Leadership 
  • Why one-size-fits-all professional development does not work
    It is time to change the way schools approach professional development, elementary-school principal Peter DeWitt writes in this blog post. DeWitt cites author Jim Knight, who supports a collaborative, partner-driven approach that includes involvement from all stakeholders and the empowerment of teachers, who have a choice in what they are learning. It also gives time for reflection and dialogue. Education Week/Finding Common Ground blog (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology in the Classroom 
  • Lawmaker says technology could help small S.D. districts
    South Dakota state Sen. Mark Johnston, R-Sioux Falls, has proposed allowing small, rural districts to enter into "joint powers" agreements in an effort to avoid consolidation with other districts. Such agreements would allow districts to use Web-based classes to offer the same curriculum as other, larger districts. "Size and quality are no longer related," said Dan Guericke, director of the Mid-Central Education Cooperative in Platte. "Where the teachers are located is irrelevant with the use of technology." Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (tiered subscription model) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  The Whole Child 
  • Utah's CPR curriculum could be a lifesaver
    CPR and lessons in other emergency procedures could become a required part of health lessons for students in Utah. Under legislation being considered by state lawmakers, such lessons would be mandatory and funds would be made available to finance the curriculum. Officials say that while lifesaving procedures already are part of the state's core curriculum, a lack of resources has led some districts to stop teaching such lessons. The Deseret News (Salt Lake City) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Ind. committee backs off plans to reverse course on common core
    Indiana likely is to maintain its current schedule for rolling out the Common Core State Standards, following an unsuccessful legislative effort to pull out of the effort. A bill passed Wednesday by a state legislative committee specifically allows the common core to move forward, but it requires public meetings about the standards to be held statewide. The state board of education, which publicly has supported the common core, then will decide whether it should be implemented. The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ED Pulse 
  • Enhanced e-books generally have multimedia features that complement the text. Which feature would be most appealing to you in a book about education?
    Video/audio  48.73%
    Full-color photographs, illustrations, figures  15.85%
    Interactive quizzes  13.31%
    Animated graphs or figures  9.39%
    None/No interest in enhanced e-books  6.46%
    Author interviews  4.50%
    Social media links  1.76%
  • Which idea presented during Tuesday's State of the Union address do you think would most improve education?
Create a "College Scorecard" that rates schools on their cost/value
Attach colleges' federal aid to their affordability and value
Make high-quality preschool available to every child in America
Redesign America's high schools to gear up grads for a high-tech economy
Reward high schools that focus on STEM and develop partnerships with colleges/employers
Ensure high-school students graduate with the necessary job skills
Implement a "Fix-It-First" program to improve infrastructure, including modernizing schools

  Faculty Lounge 
  • Calif. district's superintendent: Focus on students' needs
    Tony Smith, superintendent of Oakland Unified School District -- one of the most improved school systems in California, offers some advice for President Barack Obama on education. In this blog post, written prior to Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, Smith calls for schools to address the needs of the whole child, serve as community institutions and give at-risk students an equal opportunity to succeed. The Huffington Post/The Blog (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  ASCD News 
  • Research a topic: Effective teaching and leading
    Visit the effective teaching and leading resource page to discover what quality professional development looks like and how you can implement it in your school or district. Here, you'll also find a wealth of support resources that cover topics like instruction, formative assessment and using data. You'll also see information about the ASCD experts who can best support your work. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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