National Education News

Strauss: What Consumer Reports said about a kids’ tablet that it didn’t mean

Washington Post Education News - July 21, 2014 - 2:15pm

The August edition of the valuable Consumer Reports magazine includes a piece titled “Back-to-school bests: Our top picks for tablets and laptops — for all ages.”

The piece starts by noting that students today “need a lot more than pencils and notebooks” and then provides short write-ups of five different tablets:

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Motherlode Blog: Research Suggests Students Adjusting to New School Lunches

NYT Education News - July 21, 2014 - 1:54pm
School administrators agree that students complained about new lunch standards when they were first implemented in the fall of 2012—but tell researchers that by spring, the complaints had largely subsided.






Are Healthier School Lunches Winning Over Students?

Education Week - July 21, 2014 - 1:45pm
Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned.

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 15-21, 2014

NYT Education News - July 21, 2014 - 1:15pm
Two big stories dominated the news in what the Sunday Review called “a week of agony.” Take the quiz below to see what you understood about those and other stories, and to find links to more information.






Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Having a Baby, and Getting a Dog

NYT Education News - July 21, 2014 - 1:09pm
Should a couple planning on soon having a baby get a dog?






Strauss: Why college remediation needs to be overhauled

Washington Post Education News - July 21, 2014 - 8:33am

Award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York has written here and here about how college remediation rates are often hyped. In in the following post she expands her examination by looking at the purpose and efficacy of the remedial model. Burris has been exposing the problems with New York’s disastrous school reform effort for a long time on this blog. (You can read some of her work here, herehere,  here, and here.) She previously wrote about remediation rates here. She was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010,  tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State.

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Teachers Get Up-Close Insight Into High Court Workings

Education Week - July 21, 2014 - 6:57am
The Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers brings educators with a keen interest in the law to Washington for a hands-on encounter with the nation's highest court.

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

NPR on Education - July 21, 2014 - 4:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

NPR on Education - July 21, 2014 - 4:15am

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Plight of the Sage Grouse and Energy Production

NYT Education News - July 21, 2014 - 3:29am
What dilemma do environmentalists, energy production companies and the federal government face regarding a certain bird?






Strauss: This is educational ‘innovation’?

Washington Post Education News - July 21, 2014 - 3:01am

The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, which brings the world the international testing program of 15-year old students known as PISA, just issued a new report called “Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective, Educational Research and Innovation.”

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Energy

NYT Education News - July 21, 2014 - 2:31am
Test your knowledge of energy by playing our crossword.






The Learning Network: Word of the Day | brook

NYT Education News - July 20, 2014 - 11:03pm
This word has appeared in 71 New York Times articles in the past year.






What Do Teachers Think About EdTech?

Educational Technology - July 20, 2014 - 7:39pm

By Katie Lepi, Edudemic

We know there are a lot of teachers out there using technology in their classrooms. We also know there are a lot of teachers who aren’t – whether they can’t due to financial constraints or just flat out don’t want to (or some combination thereof). The handy infographic linked below draws on information from the Pew Internet and American Life survey and addresses teacher’s attitudes on technology in the classroom.

http://www.edudemic.com/tech-attitudes-infographic/

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Unbundling And Re-bundling In Higher Education

Educational Technology - July 20, 2014 - 7:35pm

by Michael Horn, Forbes

With the explosion of online learning, a disruptive innovation, there has been significant attention paid to the likely unbundling of higher education (see Michael Staton’s AEI piece and this University Ventures Fund piece, for example). We’ve written about unbundling ourselves. In every industry, the early successful products and services often have an interdependent architecture—meaning that they tend to be proprietary and bundled. The reason for this is that when a technology is immature, in order to make the products reliable or powerful enough so that they will gain traction, an entity has to wrap its hands around the whole system architecture so that it can wring out every ounce of performance.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelhorn/2014/07/10/unbundling-and-re-bundling-in-higher-education/

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3 Ways to Prepare Teachers for a Digital Transition

Educational Technology - July 20, 2014 - 7:29pm

By Tanya Roscorla, Center for Digital Education

Roughly half of teachers lack professional development for the technology that’s coming into their schools, according to the latest Speak Up survey data from Project Tomorrow. And that’s unacceptable, said Joseph South, deputy director of the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Education Department. In a Congressional briefing on Monday, June 2, South said we can’t move forward with a digital transition if our teachers aren’t prepared. “We need our teachers and our leaders to have the right sort of support so that they can be effective,” South said. In a North Carolina focus group, about 20 science and math teachers debated how to prepare teachers best for the digital transition so that schools can move forward. That’s an age old question, but CEO Julie Evans of Project Tomorrow has at least three ideas to prepare teachers.

http://www.centerdigitaled.com/news/3-Ways-to-Prepare-Teachers-for-a-Digital-Transition.html

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