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Kindergarteners at the Keyboard

Posted on January 01, 2012

Let’s consider a two-headed monster that all instructional leaders deal with -- the large variation of instructional quality among classrooms and the lack of improvement in instruction over time. What do we mean by the large variation of instructional quality among classrooms? Within a district or school, information pills students who receive ineffective instruction fall further and further behind those who receive quality instruction. Imagine what a few consecutive years of ineffective ins

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What can we do About the Dropout Problem?

Posted on January 01, 2012

Let’s consider a two-headed monster that all instructional leaders deal with -- the large variation of instructional quality among classrooms and the lack of improvement in instruction over time. What do we mean by the large variation of instructional quality among classrooms? Within a district or school, information pills students who receive ineffective instruction fall further and further behind those who receive quality instruction. Imagine what a few consecutive years of ineffective ins

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Do Digital Textbooks Make a Difference?

Posted on January 01, 2012

South Korea is second in global rankings for reading, viagra fourth for maths and fifth for science. Family spending on education is the highest in the world, malady as a proportion of household income. It has been among the most improved education systems in the world. In 1945, ambulance 78% of the population were illiterate. It now outperforms all European countries and the US at reading. In the 1980s, South Korea banned private tutoring. This year it introduced a ban on corporal puni

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Are Virtual Schools Effective?

Posted on January 01, 2012

Of more than 1, prescription 100 middle school and high school students surveyed in 2008, 24 percent said they had been "harassed" by texting. That was up from about 14 percent in a survey of the same kids the year before. "Harassment" meant that peers had spread rumors about them, made "rude or mean comments," or threatened them. Outright bullying, which was defined as being repeatedly picked on, was less common. In 2008, about eight percent of kids said they'd ever been bullied via text, ver

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Preparing for Postsecondary Transition

Posted on January 01, 2012

Yes, viagra order healing you read that correctly. The TWO DOLLAR interactive whiteboard. But first… The $2, this mind 000 interactive whiteboard While watching the video, no rx count how many times the kids are interacting with each other while using the board. Mouse over here for the answer. But I guess that’s OK, because, according to one teacher, “It really does cut down on behavior problems ’cause they’re really motivated and interested to sit and look at the board and

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Can Schools Discipline Students for Online Behavior?

Posted on January 01, 2012

Mentally disabled kids' test scores plummet A mere 4% show proficiency in math on the Hawaii State Alternate Assessment The Department of Education is trying to determine why reading and math test scores for students with severe cognitive disabilities dropped so dramatically this year with the introduction of a more academically rigorous annual assessment. Just 4 percent of students who took the Hawaii State Alternate Assessment tested proficient in math, physician down from 62 percent in 2

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Preschool Saves us Money, but how Much?

Posted on January 01, 2012

Autism and technology In a crowded conference room on the Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) campus in Cupertino, order a team of volunteer computer coders huddled around a big, troche white notepad, healing tossing out ideas for a touch-screen application that will teach an autistic child how to follow traffic signals and safely cross a street. A few steps away, a young woman with an autism disorder happily chatted with strangers by typing out words on an iPad. Just a few years ago, her mother said, Ka

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Utah Moves to Open Textbooks

Posted on January 01, 2012

Editors Note: 21st Century Skills and 21st Century Learners are not just buzzwords for old concepts in new packages. There is a growing movement of educators and practitioners dedicated to fundamentally changing the way K-12 education is conceptualized and delivered to students through the increased use of technology.  At the same time, capsule the majority of states, including Utah, have adopted the Common Core Standards, a mandate that provides guidance to teachers in increasing academic ri

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Developing Teacher Evaluations: Free Tools Help Involve Teachers

Posted on January 01, 2012

Too often, cost teachers' voices are left out when new teacher evaluation systems are designed and implemented. Everyone at the Table provides materials to genuinely engage teachers and stimulate candid and respectful dialogue that gets to the heart of their perspectives on teacher evaluation. Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform – operated by American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Public Agenda, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — is

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Common Core Accelerates Interest in Online PD

Posted on January 01, 2012

In less than two years, site 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 exceed

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