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February 5, 2013
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  Learning and Teaching 
 
  • Would starting school later benefit high-school students?
    Long Beach, Calif., officials and their counterparts in districts nationwide are considering starting school later for high-school students to give them additional time to sleep -- and possibly improve achievement. The shift is based on research showing that teenagers' sleep patterns may benefit from a later start time since they are more prone to go to bed late. In some schools, including Minneapolis Public Schools, later starts have resulted in better engagement and behavior among students. Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.) (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Modeling helps NYC educators connect math to real life
    Educators in several New York City schools are using modeling -- a method in which students apply mathematical concepts to real-world problems -- to engage students and meet requirements under the Common Core State Standards. In one lesson, a teacher asked students to read newspaper articles that included statistics and then evaluate the raw data to determine if the reporting was accurate. Other lessons involved students designing hats from paper, evaluating electoral votes and considering ways to increase wages without reducing profits. GothamSchools.org (New York) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Tackle the Challenges of Rigor and the Common Core
In this FREE WEBINAR on Feb. 12, Barbara Blackburn will provide: effective strategies for teaching text complexity, easy-to-use tips for enhancing vocabulary instruction, specific ways to increase higher order thinking, free resources for raising the level of rigor in the classroom. Get Practical, Teacher-Tested Strategies that Really Work! >>
  School Leadership 
 
  • Report: Successful strategies from top education leaders
    Education Week has released a report that highlights 16 education leaders implementing creative ideas in their own districts. "Leaders to Learn From" highlights strategies undertaken by leaders regarding school climate, curbing dropouts, improving services for students with special needs and improving parent participation. Among the leaders profiled is St. Paul, Minn., superintendent Valeria Silva, who has made major reforms to the district's approach to English-language learners. Education Week/District Dossier blog (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Discover how to build and strengthen your PLC from those who know the process best! A lineup of experts including PLC at Work™ architects Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Rebecca DuFour will address assessment and grading practices, RTI, and more. You'll also receive tools and strategies proven to enhance student learning. Register now!
  Technology in the Classroom 
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  The Whole Child 
  • USDA seeks to regulate calories in school snacks, vending machines
    Under a proposal issued Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, school snacks could be subject to a new set of federal standards. The guidelines would expand nutritional standards that already apply to traditional school meals to also include a la carte items and food and drinks sold in school vending machines. The proposal calls for most snacks to include fewer than 200 calories and could be in place next year following a public comment period. USA Today (2/1), San Francisco Chronicle/The Associated Press (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Some states may be reconsidering the common core
    Opponents of the Common Core State Standards are centering their attention on Colorado, Idaho and Indiana, and are citing successes in Utah, which last year withdrew from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Alabama similarly has withdrawn from the two consortia tasked with developing tests aligned with the standards. Supporters of the standards, adopted by a majority of states, say opposition is small and has largely been unsuccessful. Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • School bullying is linked to popularity in middle school
    U.S. researchers surveyed almost 1,900 middle-school students in Los Angeles and found that those who were considered the coolest were frequently reported as being the most aggressive, and vice versa. Since bullying appears to raise popularity in school, antibullying initiatives should be subtle and sophisticated to be effective, lead author Jaana Juvonen said. The findings appear in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. HealthDay News (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ASCD News 
  • Equity and access
    The ASCD Forum discussion around teacher and principal effectiveness began with a crucial question: How do we give students around the world equitable access to effective educators? In a recent post, ASCD EDge community member Michael DeCaprio presents three possible answers: "We could 'clean house,' we could go 'grass roots,' or districts could focus on developing internal capacity. This third option seems to hold the most promise in my eyes." Read on.
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  • We're streaming 22 sessions from the year's top education event
    If you can't make it to Chicago in March for the ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, you don't have to miss out on the conference experience. We'll be live-streaming and archiving sessions presented by Sandra Day O'Connor, Freeman Hrabowski III, Maya Angelou and many others. Sign up for the 2013 ASCD Virtual Conference to watch more than 30 hours of conference content and to gain access to archived sessions until September. Learn more.
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