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“I am a proud gay man that just happens to be the principal of Wilson High School,” he said as the students and staff around him erupted in cheers.
"Hard-nosed critical thinking is a useful tool, but it also may become a defense against the risky insight that absorption [of texts] can offer," said a university president.
Reflection enhances students' self-efficacy, which in turn lead to improved performance, researchers explained.
"Education can get better. Some people may not believe that. Education can change. We can do better," said Gates.
As cyber charter school enrollment declines, online courses can save districts from losing millions of dollars annually.
Browse the list to get great suggestions for software, Web-based applications, curriculum products, learning games, parent communication tools and more.
Some argue that an over-reliance on numbers takes attention away from the “human factor” crucial not only for effective teaching, but also positive classroom climate.
Compared to Utah, New York spends nearly three times as much per public-school student. And student achievement is less related to spending than one might think.
The Governor's decision to throw out Common Core math and English standards drew criticism from educators and business interests, but opponents of the benchmarks applauded the end of what they viewed as harmful federal intrusion, reported... 06/06/2014 - 8:40am ago
In the U.S., schools are expected to purchase 3.5 million tablets by the end of 2014, giving kids access to a variety of modern educational tools and opportunities, Guardian Las Vegas reported.
"In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, why wouldn't we have it available for our children's education?" said President Obama.
To counteract a 230,000-member drop in just three years, the organization will provide training and tools for educators, and use membership as an avenue to better teaching and learning conditions.
The school homicide rate has remained consistently low over the past decade, while nonfatal crimes such as theft have declined.
The community agrees that the stadium issues are embarrassing, but not for the city of Allen or the school district. They blame Pogue Construction, which built the stadium, and PBK Architects, which designed it.
"The only rational answer...is to disengage our educational system from standardized testing," said a Champlain College professor.
The ACT changes, mostly involving the addition of new scores in STEM and career readiness, follow the College Board’s recent overhaul of the SAT.
Activities include Conducting Interviews, Opening Time Capsules, Having Students Evaluate Themselves, Role Playing and Setting Goals for the Summer.
"For teachers, MOOCs can be a fun and engaging way to expand expertise and gain new skills. And the summer is a great time to enroll in one of these courses."
"We don't want students sharing sunscreen," said a district spokeswoman. "If students get it in their eyes or react badly to the sunscreen, it can be quite serious."
Districts often make decisions about ed-tech purchases based on reputation, word-of-mouth and pitches they hear from sales staff. This leaves them susceptible to making decisions based on "relationships" rather than products' merits.