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The difference between being eligible for college and ready for college - The Hechinger... - 0 views

  • This persistence is the difference between being college eligible and college ready, says Laura Jimenez, director of the American Institutes for Research’s college and career readiness and success center.
  • Shulla-Cose and Day’s bet on social-emotional education now looks prescient. Other educators and academics across the country have come to agree that content knowledge isn’t enough to prepare students for life after high school. Several of the nation’s most highly regarded charter school networks, like KIPP and YES Prep, came to this conclusion after taking a hard look at their data. These schools were rock stars under a No Child Left Behind school accountability system that rewarded them for getting high numbers of mostly poor black and Latino students to pass state math and reading tests. But they were finding that too often their students were unable to translate those test results into college success. Now, in addition to teaching students fractions and conjunctions, many educators are increasingly grappling with how to address social and emotional skills like collaboration and students’ sense of belonging.

    Going forward, it’s likely standardized tests will play a much smaller role in how schools are evaluated. The passage of new federal education legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB), gives state policymakers new authority to redesign accountability systems. Under ESSA, states are now required to incorporate non-academic measures.

  • A lot of people would agree with Lenz. Back in June, the U.S. Department of Education announced a competitive grant program called “Skills for Success.” The program will help fund the development of strategies for building character strengths like perseverance and resilience
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  • Many educators consider The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) the definitive resource for schools that have embrace the trend. The group has divided the field into five essential aptitudes: self-management, self-awareness, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness.
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    "This persistence is the difference between being college eligible and college ready, says Laura Jimenez, director of the American Institutes for Research's college and career readiness and success center."
Janet Hale

Many who pass state high school graduation tests show up to college unprepared - The He... - 0 views

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    "When she arrived at Queensborough Community College, however, Mertiri, who is now 20, did poorly on the entrance tests and was put in remedial classes. In her first year, she had to take remedial English, science, and math - the math class twice since she failed it the first time. The classes earned no credit toward a degree and cost $6,000, which she paid for by working at a physical therapist's office two days a week and babysitting on the weekends."
Janet Hale

Will 'teacher transformation centers' offset ESSA's new preparation guidelines? | Educa... - 0 views

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    ver the next three years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to donating a total of $34.7 million toward the creation of five new "teacher transformation centers" in at least four different states.

    The goal: To improve student outcomes by improving teacher quality.
Janet Hale

Higher ed teaching force continues to shift away from tenure | Education Dive - 0 views

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    he American Association of University Professors has been championing tenure for more than 100 years as a path to academic freedom in research as well as in the classroom. Back in the early 1900s, only the most senior professors at the most elite institutions enjoyed the privilege. Even moving into World War II, tenure was still rare.
Janet Hale

An experiment in teacher training: More in-person fieldwork, but more online profession... - 0 views

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    "Meanwhile, some of the oldest institutions are rethinking their degree programs for teachers. And many are experimenting with technology to push the reach of these programs beyond the campus green. The goal: Find innovative ways to deliver high-quality training and link college faculty members to the realities of everyday school-day rhythms."
Janet Hale

Will Unbundling Kill Higher Ed as We Know It? -- Campus Technology - 1 views

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    "It's Craig's belief that students may one day find they don't need a bachelor's degree to become employable. When that day comes, the traditional four-year college experience could be considered as "old-fashioned and elitist" as a debutante ball. While Craig wouldn't be pinned down on a date by which this unbundling of higher ed will take place, he did offer clues to help us recognize its inevitable arrival."
Janet Hale

Stop, Start, Continue: Conceptual Understanding Meets Applied Problem Solving | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Every year we built a community that modeled what all of us wished for in the wider world. We created a working campus where everyone had a job. All of these jobs were non-trivial, adult roles. If any role were not fulfilled, the well-being of the campus and the community would suffer. On many days, when we concluded our activities and jobs, we met in a circle and asked ourselves:

    What should we stop doing?
    What should we start doing?
    What should we continue doing?"
Janet Hale

The Committee of Ten: Main Report - 0 views

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    "This is the main report of the Committee of Ten, according to Richard Mitchell in his book The Graves of Academe: The Seven Deadly Principles, "an...NEA task force that had been made up largely of scholars called together in 1892 and chaired by Charles W. Eliot, then president of Harvard University. That committee had come out in favor of traditional academic study in the public schools, which they fancied should be devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and the training of the intellect. "
Janet Hale

Detroit Public Schools tries something new: A school run by teachers | freep.com | Detr... - 0 views

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    "Detroit Public Schools is set to open its first school without a principal -- teachers will be running the day-to-day operations and making all pertinent decisions.

    They won't have to wait for the central office's OK to purchase needed items or increase their emphasis on fractions or writing, for instance. "
Janet Hale

The Cloud Institute - 0 views

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    "Integrating sustainability and design into schools and communities.

    The Cloud Institute equips school systems K-12 and their communities with the core content, competencies and habits of mind that characterize education for a sustainable future. We do this by inspiring teachers and engaging students through meaningful content and student-centered instruction. Read our Cloud EfS Content and Performance Standards Checklist. Interested in working with us? Read our brochure and/or fill out our inquiry form below."
Janet Hale

isb21 - Vision & Philosophy - 0 views

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    "he vision of ISB's 21st century literacy curriculum seeks to enable and complement the transportable gifts of intellectual development, meta-cognition and cross-cultural understanding. This achieved through the authentic application and use of 21st century literacy skills embedded throughout core curriculum. Each aspect of the 21st century vision for our learners supports these transportable gifts, through our definition of the 21st Century Learner"
Janet Hale

WNY Education Associates » Departmental Redesign: Reaching for What's Possibl... - 0 views

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    "What a great week it's been, and today was the icing on the cake. This year, I've been facilitating the first phase of a high school business department curriculum redesign. I am blown away by how hard these teachers have worked and by how willing they are to move far outside of their comfort zone.

    Together, we've created three distinct endorsements that high school graduates may work toward as they complete a pathway through the business department and onward into the world of work or higher education:

    * Entrepreneurial Leadership
    * Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development
    * Information Technology Leadership"
Janet Hale

TEP Charter - Overview: The 3 R's - 0 views

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    "Overview: The 3 R's
    TEP is designed and structured around the belief that teachers are the key personnel in achieving educational success for its students. In singling out teacher quality as the essential lever in educational reform-as opposed to other reforms such as class size reduction or pre-packaged curricular models-TEP builds on an extensive body of research that shows that "teacher quality is the most important educational input predicting student achievement." [i] The effects of highly-effective teachers are profound for students at all ability levels, but they are particularly striking for low-achieving students. Studies demonstrate that, when learning from the most effective teachers, high achieving students improve by 25 percentile points (as compared to a 2 point gain with the least effective teachers), while low achieving students improve by more than 50 percentile points (as compared to a 14 point gain with the least effective teachers). [ii]"
Janet Hale

Tapping internal expertise to improve learning - 0 views

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    As an organization, Communities for Learning reflects the diversity that is key to its work: Governed by a board of directors whose values, interests and roles provide various educational perspectives that are invaluable in decision and policy making, the organization is further supported by an advisory council with varying skills and points of view, as well as by an experienced, thoughtful and committed staff.
Janet Hale

the-notion-of-school-is-changing Blog Posting - 0 views

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    "So it was my great honor to serve on the 2010 K-12 Horizon Project Advisory Board this year, and "our" report was released a couple of days ago. If you want another piece to add to your "compelling case for change" argument, it's worthy of your consideration. Obviously, I'm hoping you'll read the whole thing, but I wanted to pick out some of the pieces that I find particularly thought-provoking."
Janet Hale

THINK Global School ~What is TGS - 0 views

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    12 different cities in 12 different countries and 12 different cultures ... This is a World-Class Education!
Janet Hale

TurningSchoolUpsideDown - Changing the structure of the system to meet the needs of the... - 0 views

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    "A network devoted to the idea that we can't prepare students for the 21st century in a system that was structured for the 1900's. "
Janet Hale

Why teaching is 'not like making motorcars' - CNN.com - 0 views

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    "Sir Ken Robinson says our education system works like a factory. It's based on models of mass production and conformity that actually prevent kids from finding their passions and succeeding, he said.

    "The problem is that educating young people is not like making motorcars -- at all," the author and educator said in a recent interview. "And one key difference is that motorcars have no interest in how they're made, and young people do."

    Robinson, author of "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything," spoke to CNN after a recent lecture at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California. "
Janet Hale

Welcome | Just Marketing International - 0 views

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    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Brown's mother on a flight and was interested in her son's creativity from a young age. He was someone who was allowed to explore his creativity and became the man who he has become, an internationally recognized leader in the world of car racing.
Janet Hale

Blog Posting Steve Wilmarth - 0 views

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    why" "knowing The cultural knowings framework consists of four interconnected learning interactions:

    Knowing About - the acquisition through research and study of cultural facts, data, and knowledge about products, practices, and perspectives.

    Knowing How - the acquisition of cultural practices (behaviors, actions, skills, saying, touching, looking, standing, or other forms of "doing").

    Knowing Why - the development of an understanding of fundamental cultural perspectives (perceptions, beliefs, values, and attitudes that underlie or permeate all aspects of culture).

    Knowing Oneself - the strengthening of individual identity,
    knowing who we are as individuals and as members of a society and cultural grouping (self-awareness and self-actualization).
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