December 2009 Archives

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THE NEXT WAVE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

What Every Parent, Teacher & Administrator Needs To Know. The stereotypical image of the geeky nerd - the lonely male in a dark basement punching out computer code - may soon be a picture of the past. Instead, imagine. . . Read more
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Are Standardized Test Scores Arne Duncan's One Note Song?

The Federal Stimulus and "Race to the Top" Grants - How Will It Affect Education?According to The Christian Science Monitor this month:"The federal stimulus money for education is prompting states, much more than before, to embrace reforms promoted by the... Read more
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"WHAT'S THIS MEDIA WORLD COMING TO?"

"Cable & bloggers talking about education? That's supposed to be reserved for me and the "chosen few"! Don't you think? Cheers." Dr. D. Read more
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CALLING ALL SCHOOLS TO HELP THE HAITIAN COMMUNITY

Water, food, medical supplies, shelter all are needed. . .as are our prayers. Your kids will be hearing about this devastation in school and it is important to be able to dispel any fears and misinformation Read more
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SECOND GRADERS IN THE EDUCATION MEAT FACTORY

High-Stake Standardized Test Scores for 7-Year-Olds - Winner or Loser? Read more
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PANIC IN DETROIT

David Bowie and Other Observations - How Education in Detroit May Be a Warning To Other Vulnerable Districts Across the Country Read more
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WHAT MATTERS NOW

A Free E-book to enjoy & share: experience seventy big thinkers "organized" by Seth Godin. Read more
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Is Bill Gates the New U.S. Education Secretary?

How a powerful philanthropist may be controlling our kids' future education behind the scenes. Should we be concerned or grateful? With a burgeoning global Microsoft Education division, questions of conflict of interest loom. Part 1. Read more
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ARE THESE THREE THE FACE OF EDUCATION? REALLY?

NEWT, AL AND "THE DUNK" ARE A CURIOUS TRIO STUMPING FOR EDU-REFORM. CHECK OUT THEIR "MEET THE PRESS" VISIT. Read more
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Teen-Produced Reality Series: StudentSpeak!

"My generation needs to do a better job of taking hold of its (tech's) reins and really using it as a tool to DO something" Read more
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Textbook Publisher Pays for Bogus Amazon Reviews

Elsevier paying people to give their textbooks five stars at Amazon Read more
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IS THIS EDUCATION? YOU BET.

Our boys need good role models now more than ever Read more
In fact, educators and administrators cannot justify giving the arts an important position in the curriculum unless they understand that the arts are the most powerful means of strengthening the perceptual component without which productive thinking is impossible in any field of endeavor.
Rudolf Arnheim, Visual Thinking
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