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  • grading tech
    14 ways to grade tech
    It used to be simple to post grades. Add up test scores and see what the student earned. Very defensible. Everyone understood.It’s not that way anymore. Now we’re looking for understanding, transfer of knowledge, scaffolding for future...
  • Common Core
    High school Common Core lesson promotes Muhammad, Islamic faith
    On Friday, Fox News' Todd Starnes reported that a high school in Farmville, North Carolina, promotes Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in a Common Core vocabulary assignment handed out to seniors in an English class. Starnes said one parent he...
  •  Learning to cook and go with apples and onions in Education
    Learning to cook and go with apples and onions in Education
    There’s an ole adage that goes, “when the world gives you lemons make lemonade” --- that needs and must be applied in order to live in a multitude of varying thoughts and opinions and successfully survive. The term that...
  • Special event examines the fallout from CPS’s 2013 school closings
    Special event examines the fallout from CPS’s 2013 school closings
    The second part of The School Project’s Chicago Public Schools: Closed makes its world premiere with a free public screening next month. This second installment of a six-part series examining public education after closing 49 public schools...
  • University leaders sign declaration to fight global hunger
    University leaders taking action against hunger
    At the United Nations this week, university presidents gathered for a common purpose. Their mission is to fight for those less fortunate.In front of a packed audience, 26 of these leaders signed the Presidents United to Solve Hunger commitment....
  • A 9-year-old girl pens heartfelt letter to her teacher after he reveals he is gay
    A 9-year-old girl pens heartfelt letter to her gay teacher after he comes out
    In a great symbol of acceptance, a 9-year-old girl showed just how beautiful the world could be in a letter she penned to her teacher after he came out as gay. According to a report by Pink News on Tuesday, the teacher revealed his sexuality...
  • Pacing chart guidelines
    Should students own their own learning?
    Two and a half years ago, I penned a story about education versus learning. I expressed strong criticism about how education, with its overuse of testing, pacing charts and similar tools, had taken “learning” out of the schools. I was...
  • The GRAMMY Museum announces Berklee College of Music partnership
    The GRAMMY Museum announces Berklee College of Music partnership
    The GRAMMY Museum at LA Live has named Berklee College of Music as an official university affiliate. The partnership gives Berklee access to GRAMMY Museum content for educational purposes, curriculum, resources, research programs, internship...
  • Professor
    Video: Texas professor compares Tea Party to Nazis
    In a video posted to The Blaze on Monday, a psychology professor identified as Dr. Blake Armstrong of South Texas College in Weslaco, Texas, compared the Tea Party to the Nazis who rose to power in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s. Jason...
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    Team Snake Panama: New Website, More Opportunities
    Team Snake Panama, based at La MICA Biological Station in Cocle Province, central Panama, is a group informally composed of people who care about the conservation and protection of snakes. Granted, many people are not the biggest fans of snakes,...
  • Protesters
    School district teaches lesson comparing Ferguson protests with Boston Tea Party
    I was under the impression that the Boston Tea Party was no longer taughtin the nation's schools because it is insulting to American Indians. Obviously Iwas mistaken:After protesters in Ferguson, Missouri looted shops, burned police cars, and...
  • Teachers
    Changes in educational policy
    Requirements for teacher licensures have been steadily increasing throughout the past 15 years. Back when I was getting my degree, I had to pass a Basic Skills Test, which assessed and made sure I had the basic skills to teach.Now, preservice...
  • University Town
    5 best college towns in the USA you’ll be interested in moving to
    In choosing for a good college, there are many factors and things that you have to take into consideration. There are just too many things that make a particular college or location a good choice. From the aesthetic beauty of the campus, sports...
  • Child introduced to aviation
    Aviation charity promotes education and history
    The Reno Air Racing Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, invites financial contributions to enhance aviation history and education. Founded in 2004, Foundation and its many programs are graciously funded by business leaders, community...
  • Katie Svihlik-Burpo
    Interview with GoldStar Learning Options' owner and director Katie Svihlik-Burpo
    People with developmental disabilities or who are on the Autism Disorder Spectrum often have a hard time finding services to aid them. The issues that families and individuals must deal with are often unique and specialized treatments are...