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Testing gives third-graders upset stomachs, tears and even fevers

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:00

This year was the first year that Mississippi teachers taught the Common Core standards in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. It was also the first year using a new computer-based end of year exam, which the state Board of Education voted in January to toss out after this year. And to add to the host […]

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Report: Majority of Teachers Purchase School Supplies for Students

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:31
This year 91 percent of teachers used some of their own money to pay for school supplies, and 38 percent used only their own money, according to a new report from The NPD Group.

Praise for Formative Assessment and Five Steps for Successful Classroom Integration

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 21:33

Not to be confused with interim or summative assessments, formative assessment is a planned classroom practice and set of tools designed to elicit evidence of learning minute-by-minute and day-by-day. The idea here is to inform the teacher of what students … Continue reading →

WiFi on Wheels Puts Two Districts on the Fast Track to 24/7 Access

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 21:30
Internet-enabled school buses keep students connected on the road, in school parking lots and in their own neighborhoods.

On Research and Academic Diversity

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:15
In my previous post, I mentioned the release of our report Preparing for the Digital University. Stephen Downes responds by saying “this is a really bad study”. He may be right, but I don’t think it is for the reasons that he suggests: “What it succeeds in doing, mostly, is to offer a very narrow [...]

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

Education (Spigot Aggregator) - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 12:03
A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.
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