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Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Publisher to PDF - Convert Publisher files for FREE - 17 views

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Roland Gesthuizen

Technology Outlook > STEM+ Education 2013-2018 | The New Media Consortium - 57 views

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    "The Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis was released as a collaborative effort ... This report will inform education leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting STEM+ (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education."
Maureen Greenbaum

Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2013 | The Sloan Consortium - 34 views

  • 7.1 million of higher education students are taking at least one online course. The 6.1 % growth rate represents over 400,000 additional students taking at least one online course. The percent of academic leaders rating the learning outcomes in online education as the same or superior to those as in face-to-face instruction, grew from 57% in 2003 to 74% in 2013. The number of students taking at least one online course continued to grow at a rate far in excess of overall enrollments, but the rate was the lowest in a decade.
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    Using responses from more than 2,800 colleges and universities, this study is aimed at answering fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education: Download 45 page pdf
Javier E

Obama's War on Inequality - The New York Times - 16 views

  • what can policy do to limit inequality? The answer is, it can operate on two fronts. It can engage in redistribution, taxing high incomes and aiding families with lower incomes. It can also engage in what is sometimes called “predistribution,” strengthening the bargaining power of lower-paid workers and limiting the opportunities for a handful of people to make giant sums.
  • We can see this in our own history. The middle-class society that baby boomers like me grew up in didn’t happen by accident; it was created by the New Deal, which engineered what economists call the “Great Compression,” a sharp reduction in income gaps.
  • Obamacare provides aid and subsidies mainly to lower-income working Americans, and it pays for that aid partly with higher taxes at the top. That makes it an important redistributionist policy — the biggest such policy since the 1960s.
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  • between those extra Obamacare taxes and the expiration of the high-end Bush tax cuts made possible by Mr. Obama’s re-election, the average federal tax rate on the top 1 percent has risen quite a lot. In fact, it’s roughly back to what it was in 1979, pre-Ronald Reagan, something nobody seems to know.
  • What about predistribution? Well, why is Mr. Trump, like everyone in the G.O.P., so eager to repeal financial reform? Because despite what you may have heard about its ineffectuality, Dodd-Frank actually has put a substantial crimp in the ability of Wall Street to make money hand over fist.
  • these medium-size steps put the lie to the pessimism and fatalism one hears all too often on this subject. No, America isn’t an oligarchy in which both parties reliably serve the interests of the economic elite.
  • Money talks on both sides of the aisle, but the influence of big donors hasn’t prevented the current president from doing a substantial amount to narrow income gaps — and he would have done much more if he’d faced less opposition in Congress.
David Hochheiser

http://www.aqeny.org/ny/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Choosing-the-Right-Drivers-Michael-Fullan.2013 - 31 views

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    Fullan PowerPoint on driving change
Deborah Baillesderr

http://www.pta.org/files/Common%20Core%20State%20Standards%20Resources/2013%20Guide%20Bundle_082213.2013 - 21 views

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    Grades 1st - 12th. This resource was developed for parents by the PTA to inform parents what their child will work on in a particular grade and how they can help at home.
Randolph Hollingsworth

National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) offers accreditation for concurrent enrollment programs - 0 views

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    To earn accreditation from NACEP, concurrent enrollment programs conduct a self-study, document how their programs adhere to NACEP's seventeen standards, and are evaluated by peer reviewers from NACEP-accredited programs. Currently 89 programs nationwide accredited by NACEP: http://nacep.org/docs/accreditation/NACEPAccreditedPrograms.pdf
Michelle Kassorla

Guide to New Office 2012 - 1 views

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    PDF Guide of all the new features in Office PDF and how to use them.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Bayer Facts of Science Education XVI: U.S. STEM workforce Shortage - Myth or Reality? - 14 views

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    Survey of Fortune 1000 Talen Recruiters - Executive Summary, Oct 2013 www.BayerUS.com/MSMS
Margaret FalerSweany

How Firm Are Our Principles? - NYTimes.com - 1 views

  • MORAL quandaries often pit concerns about principles against concerns about practical consequences.
  • two ethical frameworks. A utilitarian perspective evaluates an action purely by its consequences. If it does good, it’s good. A deontological approach, meanwhile, also takes into account aspects of the action itself, like whether it adheres to certain rules. Do not kill, even if killing does good. No one adheres strictly to either philosophy, and it turns out we can be nudged one way or the other for illogical reasons.
  • to think either abstractly or concretely
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  • a very simple manipulation of mind-set that did not change the specifics of the case led to very different responses.
  • Class can also play a role. Another paper, in the March issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, shows that upper-income people tend to have less empathy than those from lower-income strata, and so are more willing to sacrifice individuals for the greater good.
  • stressing subjects, rushing them or reminding them of their mortality all reduce utilitarian responses,
  • Even the way a scenario is worded can influence our judgments, as lawyers and politicians well know.
  • our moods can make misdeeds seem more or less sinful.
  • Objective moral truth doesn’t exist, and these studies show that even if it did, our grasp of it would be tenuous.
Martha Hickson

Free Technology for Teachers: A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School - 81 Page Free PDF - 10 views

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    A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School covers everything from blogging terminology to blogging activities to the nuts and bolts of using Blogger. You'll learn where to find media to use in blog posts, how to use media in blog posts, and get ideas for media-based blog posts. You'll also learn how to set-up your blog for multiple authors and how to manage comments.
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