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GUEST POST: How Charter Schools Trick Parents into Thinking They are Private Schools – Education Article

Because, it’s FREE.     So, what if I offered you the chance to send your child to private school, for free? You’d likely jump at the chance, right? After all, our perception is that private schools are exclusive. Private schools are much better than public schools, right?     You must pay for private schools, which puts them out of reach for many families. So, the chance to attend one for free? Sure!     But much like you…

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Try WriteReader for Making eBooks With Students – Education Article

For the last few years WriteReader has been one of my go-to recommendation for making ebooks with elementary school and middle school students. Last week WriteReader made an update that now makes it a good option for high school students. WriteReader was originally created as a tool for elementary school teachers to use to encourage and coach their students through the writing process. It still does that and more. In WriteReader students can insert pictures into page and then write about those…

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Build Relationships Throughout the Year With These Awesome Icebreakers! Free Template! – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”- Mattie Stepanek Relationships are the most important factor in your effectiveness as a teacher and your student’s success! Knowing students and them confiding in us and working with us and their peers helps us figure out their interests, strengths, insecurities, struggles, and passions. It doesn’t matter how behind your students are, strong bonds lead to student success. Building relationships is continuous but you don’t have to…

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About That Charlotte Observer Op-Ed From iStation’s President & COO – Education Article

“Istation will help NC students read and save teachers time.” – That’s the title of the op-ed written by Ossa Fisher, the President & COO of iStation, the new reading software that Mark Johnson unilaterally decided to use to replace the existing mClass for the Read to Achieve initiative. It appeared in the Charlotte Observer this past week. If you have not read Justin Parmenter’s work that investigates the iStation contract, then please do so. Simply go to Notes From The…

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21st-Century Skills | Teaching Empathy? It’s Complicated – Education Article

Trevor Walraven was just 12 years old when he started using methamphetamines, smoking weed, and taking hallucinogens. When he was 14 years old, he shot a man in the back of the head and then took his car for a joyride. At 15, Walraven was tried as an adult in Oregon state court, found guilty of aggravated murder, and sentenced to life in prison with a 30-year minimum. By the time Walraven was granted parole in 2016, he had spent…

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The Fear of a Doctoral Student- via Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture – Essay Writing Tips and Help – Education Article

Funding forms the pivot of much work that takes place in the doctoral realm. The security of funding is not only for the work to actualize, but for the very sustenance of a student who is pursuing the study of a particular topic. Additionally, in terms of ethical conduct, it is important that the student discloses her funding sources, especially when it might dictate the result or conclusion of the student’s work. What would it mean for those pursuing minorities…

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Shridhar University Admission 2019:Application form(Released)-Apply Now – Education Article

Shridhar University is a State University in Pilani, Rajasthan. The university is approved by the UGC and BCI. It offer a wide range of UG, Diploma, PG courses in a variety of fields including science, arts commerce etc. However, for Shridhar University Admission 2019 candidates can fill the application form available at the official website. Moreover, only successfully registered candidates will get access to the admit card. However, the university conducts an entrance test both in offline as well as…

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American Schools Are Not Resegregating – Education Article

Let’s start with a math problem. Say you have ten marbles. Eight are red and two are blue. If you blindly draw two marbles, what are the chances you’ll draw the two blue ones? … Now let’s say you have ten marbles, but this time five are red and five are blue. If you blindly draw two marbles again, what are the chances you’ll draw two blue ones this time? … The answer to the second question is ten times…

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Caitrin: New England Patriots Cheerleader with a Passion for Finance – Education Article

While the Patriots tally their touchdowns, New England Patriots Cheerleader rookie Caitrin may be the best-equipped person on the field for heavier math! Read on below to learn how she balances accounts and a demanding role as a Patriots Cheerleaders, keeping teamwork at the front of both fields! What turned you on to STEM and when? I have always been interested in algebra since I was a little girl. On road trips from Massachusetts to Vermont with my dad, we would…

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Too Many Standardized Tests For Non-Standardized Students, i.e., Every Student – Education Article

Below is a list of the standardized tests administered by the state of North Carolina in our public schools. North Carolina End of Grade Exam Math – Grade 3 North Carolina End of Grade Exam English / Language Arts- Grade 3 North Carolina End of Grade Exam Science – Grade 3 North Carolina End of Grade Exam Math – Grade 4 North Carolina End of Grade Exam English / Language Arts- Grade 4 North Carolina Final Exam Social Studies –…

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Better Schools Won’t Fix America… But They Sure Would Help! – Education Article

Wow, this piece by Nick Hanauer in The Atlantic is one-third correct and two-thirds completely and totally wrong. I’d be happy to see more education funders like Hanauer realize that education alone won’t fix America’s social problems, but, gosh, there’s still a lot more that schools could do to improve our society. There’s a lot to unpack, but these sentences in particular made me want to scream: In short, great public schools are the product of a thriving middle class,…

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Mark Johnson is Our Own Betsy DeVos – Education Article

When Betsy DeVos became the Secretary of Education after a tie-breaking confirmation vote, she brought with her absolutely zero experience in public school education. In fact, her only “qualification” for the job was an agenda that rubber-stamps those who prop her up. And there are striking similarities with our own state superintendent, Mark Johnson. While Johnson does have limited experience in the classroom, it seems next to nothing considering that he is the state’s highest ranking public education official. In…

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“PEARSONALIZING” Education in North Carolina – Education Article

Last month a publication concerning the influence of Pearson Education was released entitled “Pearson 2025: Transforming teaching and privatising educational data.” It’s startling to read and yet it’s not so hard to conceive of the conclusions that both researchers come to. And yes, “privatising” is correctly spelled as Pearson is based in London and their reach is incredibly far reaching across the globe. For many people that reach is too far. And the hold is too tight. Pearson’s hold on…

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Dr. Patrice: Former Patriots Cheerleader and Award-Winning Tech Teacher – Education Article

Hi everyone, Sciene Cheerleader Colleen here! Former New England Patriots Cheerleader Dr. Patrice Farquharson recently received an Innovation in Technology Award from CT NBC and Telemundo for her proposal to help train teachers to integrate tech into their classrooms for very young children. Congratulations on your award!  What was your reaction like when you got the exciting news that you had been selected? I was so thrilled that the CT NBC and Telemundo were recognizing the importance of introducing technology and…

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Dear Supt. Mark Johnson and NCGA, You Are Invited to My Son’s Next IEP Meeting (And While You Are At It, Spend a Day Following an EC Teacher) – Education Article

I believe every policy maker who touts “personalized learning” and screams  “differentiated instruction” in our schools to reach every child maximally should sit in on some IEP meetings – the tough ones where parents and schools struggle to find what is not only appropriate for the student, but how those needs will be met. And those policy makers should just be quiet. And learn. Because IEP meetings can tell you what the health of the school system is and how…

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No-Excuses Expansion – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

If you’re looking for a place to find an honest conversation about all things education, Steven Singer’s (not the Philly jeweler) blog gadflyonthewallblog is a good place. Mr. Singer speaks truth to power ranging from race and poverty in education to school privatization. One of Mr. Singer’s latest entries speaks of a study, authored by Sarah Cohodes of Columbia University’s Teachers College, suggesting a way to reduce the Black-White achievement gap. She argues that highly-effective charter school practices – from…

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