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Robot Toys Teach Tots To Program Code "The robots come ready to play out of the box, and children can interact with them using a tablet or smartphone. Children can use the touchscreen to string together a series of commands that will direct the robot."
Research suggests poor quality of teacher training programs in U.S. compared to other countries Hechinger Report: “Our very worst programs produce over half of middle school teachers,” William Schmidt said at Education Nation, NBC’s annual summit on the state of education in the United States. Show More Summary
Dan Goldhaber's and Joe Walch's Gains in Teacher Quality, in Education Next, reports the good news that incoming teachers' SAT scores are on the rise. Recruiting better educated teacher candidates is an input-driven approach that is smarter than the dubious output-driven accountability of the last two decades. Show More Summary
In an appearance that will seem like more trick than treat to reform supporters, Diane Ravitch appeared on The Daily Show last night: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook Some quick observations:...Show More Summary
Yes, Your School is Watching You WNYC: The Glendale school district in California is paying a firm over $40,000 to monitor the social media posts of their middle and high school students this school year. The state of Florida recently...Show More Summary
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A couple of years ago I asked Twitter for education-themed Halloween ideas -- and didn't get much. This year, a bunch of good ones finally appeared -- many of them thanks to @chadaldeman -- and a few unfunny ones, too (everyone should keep their day jobs, clearly): 8 - Dress up as the letter "J." You are Pre-K. Show More Summary
Here are some funny bits from Homer Simpson's highly ineffective elementary school teacher, Edna Krabappel, who was voiced by actress Marcia Wallace who passed away last week. Via Eric Zorn at the Chicago Tribune.
Massachusetts is Japan, Illinois is Israel, Nevada is Lithuania... you get the idea. TIMSS data from last week turned into a map by HuffPost. How does Texas come out compared to Finland? I have no idea. Either it's a mistake or they just wanted to wak us up.
Wait, what just happened? First embattled LAUSD superintendent John Deasy was resigning, then he's being re-upped -- for another two years? The two main theories behind the last few days of tumult and rumor in LA are (a) that Deasy authorized...Show More Summary
From last wee. You can see parts 2 and 3 here.
After much speculation and rallying, LA school board retains superintendent KPCC: After nearly five hours behind closed doors, the L.A. Unified school board announced Tuesday that it’s keeping its superintendent. A planned meeting on...Show More Summary
NY-1's Lindsey Christ, in Obama: P-TECH Setting the Stage for Student Success, reports that when President Obama praised the gentrification of Brooklyn and its small P-TECH High School, he spoke after Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Bloomberg said that P-TECH's success went hand in hand with the closing of Paul Robeson High School which co-locates with it. Show More Summary
Who could forget one of the the best Bushisms of all time? Send GIF suggestions to me at thisweekineducation at gmail dot com.
Only 12-13% of charter schools are run by “for-profit” companies. The vast majority – approximately 88% of public charters – are run by non-profits or a group of individuals (like principals, teachers, or concerned citizens). - StudentsFirst, citing NAPCS statistics
A little humor to start the day: this SNL segment from this past weekend, lampooning the "stranger danger" talk.
Momentum builds for retaining Deasy as LAUSD chief LA Daily News: As civic groups mobilized in support of Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy, board member Steve Zimmer expressed optimism Monday that the embattled schools chief can be persuaded to stay on as head of the nation's second-largest district. Show More Summary
This is a guest post from Paola Sztajn and Michael Maher [@mj_maher], who work at the NC State College of Education: Every day when we come to work, we have the privilege of interacting with amazing young people. Many of them were among the top students in their high schools. Show More Summary
Over the weekend I try and check out magazines and other long-form sites for education-related coverage that I don't get to during the week and share them via Twitter. Here are some of the best from this past weekend: NYT: Creating a...Show More Summary