Education News 12.29.13

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 Almost 40 percent of public-university undergraduate students got Pell grants last year, according to the most recent data available

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December 29, 2013


Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Can Minnesota’s achievement gap be closed by diversifying teachers?
Charter schools do better diversifying their teaching staffs, but the schools have seen a decline in minority teachers and students

Teacher evaluation mandate nears, sticky questions remain
The spirit of the new evaluations is not to punish, but to help teachers grow to be more effective by collaborating with their principals

NY’s proficiency tests should demand more from students, not less
The reason we worry is that when it comes to testing, almost all of the pressure is for lowering the bar.

Hawaii’s education department keeping sex-ed curriculum a secret
parents have found its content offensive, graphic and inappropriate for their children. It includes sections on same-sex relationships.

LBA charter school makes difference
The students can train for construction-related jobs straight out of high school, but most will pursue college degrees that lead to high-demand careers.

UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD WINNERS FOR 2013
Each year, since 2005,we have continued our search and review of the contributions from individuals in the field of education.


UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD WINNERS FOR 2013

Commentaries and Reports

Common Core an expensive and dangerous gamble
…obvious problems that should make state leaders wonder if the $16 billion investment it will take to fully implement the standards will be worth it

REVEALED: THE DUMBING DOWN OF TEXAS’ PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Texas public school graduates will go into college and/or careers with a shallow academic degree.

COMMON CORE & HB 462 – SEN. DAN PATRICK FILES OFFICIAL TAG REQUEST
Texas prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting national curriculum standards developed by the Common Core


Blogs

Educational success depends on ability
Kevin Donnelly states a student’s innate cognitive ability is highly influential when explaining why some students outperform others.

“This new math is stealing their confidence and their dreams”
“I am seeing the results of the “discovery” method coming into my senior high math classes and it is very disturbing.”

Repetition and Clarity in Standards
Tom Hoffman on how standards will have limited repetition across the grades or grade spans to help educators align instruction to the standards.


Higher Education

More Florida college students get Pell grants
Almost 40 percent of public-university undergraduate students got Pell grants last year, according to the most recent data available


Global
London University Apologizes to Students After Censoring Muhammad and Jesus Cartoons
…admitting that the wearing of the t-shirts did not amount to harassment or contravene the law or LSE policies, as was originally claimed.

Basic principles of inclusive education
“provide quality and inclusive education for personal development, human well-being and to achieve sustainable growth in Latvia,”


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