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Success With Technology at Wasatch Elementary

Posted on March 03, 2012

Matthew, prescription malady Patty, sildenafil and Michael knew something different was happening that Tuesday. The three children had been listening to a social story about going to a new school. The story talked about the upcoming changes that were to take place in August including pictures of a new school. The students understood that a bus would be bringing them to a different school for a special community-based instruction that week. Patty was the most excited of the three students. Th

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Strategies to Improve General Education Curriculum Access

Posted on February 02, 2012

Washington-area schools confront the ‘gifted gap’ Gifted Gap? This imbalance in classes tailored to gifted and talented students is echoed across the region and the nation, sales a source of embarrassment to many educators. In theory, no rx a racial enrollment gap in gifted programs should be easier for schools to close than a racial achievement gap. But in practice, experts say, there are many obstacles. Among them, they say, are testing and outreach methods that fail to ensure childr

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New RtI/MTSS Blueprints for Implementation Available

Posted on February 02, 2012

Numeracy is Everywhere! Educators of young children know that early literacy skills are an important foundation for each child's success. Today there is a similar and urgent awareness with respect to the importance of numeracy. Early numeracy skills are the building blocks for children to make sense of their surroundings, story creating a solid foundation not only in mathematics but also in science, social studies, and technology. Children demonstrate an innate curiosity and interest in mathe

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[UPDC Original] Do You Want To Be A Genius or A Genius Maker?

Posted on February 02, 2012

Scene: Coffee shop at convention center at 10:30 A.M., approved June 15, 2011. Characters: Socrates and Dwayne Washburn, Educational Policy and Management expert. **** * Socrates: What do you think the most important current issue in education is? Dwayne Washburn: I believe the Common Core Standards and the proposed Common Core Curriculum are very important, but I see the current problems with No Child Left Behind and schools not achieving adequate yearly progress as the most critical issues

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I.M (in) Focus: Progress-Monitoring Teachers

Posted on February 02, 2012

District professional development responds to secondary common core math needs In a recent interview, web Kristine A. Cunningham, visit this site Math Coordinator for Washington County School District (WCSD), shop gave insight to the ongoing effort to support secondary math teachers as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics are implemented. It follows a professional development model that looks at the current level of student performance and provides direct support to teacher

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RTI National Online Forum: Implementing RTI in Early Childhood Settings

Posted on February 02, 2012

This 80-minute webcast features a stimulating conversation with key experts on the role RTI can play in child development through high quality instruction and targeted interventions matched to children’s learning needs. As educators across the country move toward implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in early childhood settings, this site they face many questions about the steps they should take to ensure effective implementation. In this webinar, cost four nationally recognized exper

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Professional Learning Networks Taking Off

Posted on February 02, 2012

Public school teachers are overpaid. Speaking before a wound-up audience at an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute, website the conservative-leaning think tank that published the study, link the researchers said that when wages, benefits, and job security are accounted for, public school teachers are compensated 52 percent more than their skills would garner in the private sector. Jason Richwine, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, another conservative-leaning

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Arizona law Holds back Students who Can’t Read by 3rd Grade

Posted on January 01, 2012

In less than two years, stuff a group of young Arizona students must show they can read or risk being held back a grade. That group is this year's first-graders. State lawmakers passed legislation - dubbed "move on when reading" - in 2010 that requires them to demonstrate proficiency on the reading portion of Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards in spring 2013. There are four possible scores on the AIMS test: exceeds, meets, approaches, or falls far below the standard. Students who exc

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Public and Teachers Increasingly Divided on Key Education Issues

Posted on January 01, 2012

A recent UCLA study on suspension rates in schools had startling results: Students of color were not only more likely to be suspended than their white counterparts, check but also to be suspended for less serious offenses than white students. "There are very few schools with mixed demographics that don’t have disparities present, seek " said presenter Michelle Garcia. Garcia, there the special projects manager from the Teaching Tolerance project at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), i

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How Many Schools are “Failing” Under NCLB?

Posted on January 01, 2012

Are 82% of Schools 'Failing' Under NCLB, as Duncan Warned? States are beginning to report the results from their 2010-11 standardized tests, which means we're learning how many schools are not making "adequate yearly progress" under No Child Left Behind. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as part of his campaign to get Congress to rewrite the law, issued dire warnings that 82 percent of schools would be labeled "failing" this year, when many of them may not deserve that label. He used

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