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Obama Calls for Major Change in Education Law (NCLB)
08/04/2010
NCTAF: Transform teaching through collaboration
08/04/2010
21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn
08/04/2010
A Quality Teacher in Every Classroom: New Report takes on Evaluation
04/28/2010
Teacher of the Year: Education ‘must be learner-centered’– (eSchool News)
04/28/2010
Beyond the Rhetoric of National Standards
04/28/2010
Ning stays free for educators, with restrictions
04/28/2010
Microsoft, ePals team up on collaborative tools
04/28/2010
Education Secretary Duncan: Global Education and Language Learning - Secretary Duncan indicated that globalization, along with unprecedented federal funding, is driving school reform trends towards more global education and language learning.
04/28/2010
Virtual schools soon reality in Mass.
04/28/2010
Feds to shape the future of assessment - High-stakes testing will get a 21st-century makeover with the help of federal funding
04/28/2010
Well-Rounded Education a Necessity, Not a Luxury - Arne Duncan’s speech to promote a “well-rounded education.”
04/28/2010
What is STEMi and Why Does it Matter?
04/28/2010
Global Digital Media: Project Ideas
04/28/2010
Common Core Standards Prezi - This presentation highlights the 21st Century Skills embedded within the English Language Arts Standards.
04/28/2010
Should We Extend School?- Through the lens of chronically failing students up for retention, NJ educator, Deirdra Grode, wonders how we might rethink: the school day; the school year; and when schooling starts for a child.
04/09/2010
Education for a More Competitive America & Better Future - The President discusses his blueprint for an updated Elementary and Secondary Education Act to overhaul No Child Left Behind. (video)
03/21/2010
A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act- The Obama administration released a blueprint to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The plan also would require states to adopt new college- and career-ready standards and develop better teacher evaluation.
03/21/2010
When Students Don't Prepare for Class - Teacher Leaders Network members discuss strategies to cope with students who don't complete their homework assignments. Education Week
03/21/2010
Not So Great Expectations- While most teachers believe in the importance of holding high expectations for students, many appear to fall short of doing so in practice, according to new nationwide survey of educators. Education Week
Yong Zhao: Education in the Age of Globalization - Steve Moore’s blog on Yong Zhao. Zhao’s perspective offers something every educator should seek out: diversity. The site includes other interesting blogs plus audio of an interview with Yong Zhao.
03/21/2010
N.J. educator develops new formula for teaching physics - An award-winning teacher in New Jersey's Bergen County has developed a way to teach physics that relies heavily on algebra, allowing physics to be taught before biology and chemistry. Robert Goodman's physics curriculum is being piloted in 21 New Jersey schools and is becoming a national model for science education. The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)
03/21/2010
Feds release new national ed-tech plan - eSchool News
03/08/2010
Teachers share their views on how to improve education - eSchool News 03/08/2010
Race to the Top finalists announced - eSchool News
03/08/2010
Duncan to publishers: Create engaging digital content - eSchool News 03/08/2010
Best Practices in the Middle Grades Identified - Education Week 03/02/2010
Assessments: Experts Lay Out Vision for Future Assessments - Education Week 02/23/10 03/02/2010
Blog - On My Mind by a NJ educator, Will Richardson, who discusses the “seeming separation between teaching and learning” in a posting entitled Teachers as Master Learners.
03/02/2010
Obama to Seek Sweeping Change in 'No Child' Law, The New York Times, February 1, 2010
02/03/2010
ASCD EDge is a free social networking platform open to educators. Discuss issues; share photos, videos and lesson plans; send updates to colleagues.
10/26/2009
Discuss: What should the rising generation know about the world? Asia Society, February 1, 2010
10/26/2009