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26 minutes agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Medical horror often presents visions of body horror: awful things with, in, and to our flesh. Today's example concerns a poor woman who suffered badly from a brain tumor. But it wasn't actually a tumor: [surgeon] Shahinian made a tiny...

More than a dozen states report trouble with computerized Common Core tests

This is the first spring of Common Core standardized testing across the country (as previous posts have noted), and a number of states have reported problems administering the computer-based exams.  Here is a list of headlines from publications around the country revealing the scope of the difficulties, compiled by the National Center for Fair and […]

More than a dozen states report trouble with computerized Common Core tests

This is the first spring of Common Core standardized testing across the country (as previous posts have noted), and a number of states have reported problems administering the computer-based exams.  Here is a list of headlines from publications around the country revealing the scope of the difficulties, compiled by the National Center for Fair and […]

Learning Event Today (04/25/2015) - Discovery Education Spring VirtCon2015

One hopes you are aware of the following event taking place TODAY: Find out more online at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/springvirtcon2015/index.cfm

Texas Summer Google Conferences for Elem and Sec. Folks

Be sure to check out exciting summer events...here's one more: Klein ISD (Area 4) and TCEA are joining forces to host two Google events this summer ….one for Elementary – June 22 -23 rd and one for Secondary - June 24 – 25 th. Sessions will be for the advanced and the beginner. Show More Summary

Teacher: What I wish everyone knew about working in a high-needs school

The following post was written by a fifth-year English teacher in a Title 1 middle school who blogs anonymously at the loveteachblog. It captures both the joys and overwhelming burdens of working in an under-resourced school with a large population of high-risk students  and in a system that makes it difficult for teachers and students […]

Is Reform Really Stalemated -- And Is Early Childhood Really That Easy?

"K-12 education is an exhausted, bloodsoaked battlefield." http://t.co/MOHQI2xqcs via @nytopinion — The New York Times (@nytimes) April 23, 2015 Most folks have responded to this week's Nick Kristof NYT column (Beyond Education Wars)...Show More Summary

Coalition Calls on Libraries to Plan Now to Secure E-rate funding

Libraries now have an extraordinary opportunity to upgrade their broadband following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to modernize the E-rate program and address the broadband capacity gap facing many public libraries. Show More Summary

Closing the vocabulary gap: Simpler solutions

Sent to Education Week, April 24, 2015Children of poverty clearly have slower vocabulary development and this is appears to related not only to the quantity but also the quality of interaction of parents ("Key to vocabulary gap is quality of conversation,” April 22). Show More Summary

Why it’s so scary that test prep works

Sarah Blaine is a mother, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her own parentingthecore blog. In the last she was written a number of pieces documenting her own evolution into education activism, including one published last year titled, “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong,” and another […]

Why it’s so scary that test prep works

Sarah Blaine is a mother, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her own parentingthecore blog. In the last she was written a number of pieces documenting her own evolution into education activism, including one published last year titled, “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong,” and another […]

When Google is Your Librarian & Starbucks Your Wifi, Do We Need Libraries?

Topic: Book Reviews Public Libraries Book Review of the title Biblio Tech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google (nice title!!) http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2015/04/23/when-google-... In his new...Show More Summary

FlashBack Friday: Education All-Star Gaynor McCown Gone Nearly 10 Years

#TBT Still can't believe edreform all-star Gaynor McCown died nearly 10 years ago at age 45 http://t.co/IPXSPINdNn pic.twitter.com/KYxZPURdjk — alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) April 24, 2015 Just in case anyone's feeling a momentary...Show More Summary

Thompson: Kristof Points the Way Toward Ending the Education Wars

The New York Times’ Nick Kristof, in Beyond Education Wars, does what Babe Ruth supposedly did, and more. He points to where he'll hit a home run and then delivers a grand slam. Kristof articulates the best single suggestion for improving schools, and he offers the wisest political message I’ve heard. Show More Summary

News Briefs for April 15, 2015

Copyright Clearance Center integrated its Get It Now academic solution with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, three Virgin Islands libraries were given almost $1 million in grant funding under the Office of Insular Affairs’ Capital Improvement Project Program, and more news in brief from the April 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal

Fight the Power

Here we see a group of California Teachers Association employees outside union headquarters with signs reading “CTA Unfair,” “Due Process” and “CTA: Practice What You Preach.” Backstory here, with an update in the middle of this communiqué.

Journalism: Chalkbeat Co-Founder Moving On

News is getting out that Chalkbeat co-founder Alan Gottlieb (pictured via Google Plus) is leaving the network of four local education news sites he helped start with Elizabeth Green. After eight years during which Gottlieb built EdNews...Show More Summary

Overtesting: Miami Superintendent Announces Big Testing Reduction

Today, we announce the most aggressive decommissioning of testing in the state of Florida, if not in the country. pic.twitter.com/jw0IGD125C — Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) April 23, 2015 On Thursday, Miami's Carvalho announced an "aggressive decommissioning" of testing (such as end of course exams in elementary school). Show More Summary

Southwest Airlines Awards Grant to a Florida Public Library System

From the Lee County Public Library System (Fort Myers Area): Today, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) grew their multi-year commitment to Placemaking and local community development, announcing that Lee County, one of six locations across the U.S. will receive a Heart of the Community grant to enhance the Cornog Plaza on the campus of the Fort […]

IMLS Announces Recipients of 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

A busy day for library-related awards. We posted about the “just announced” Federal Library/Librarian of the Year recipients earlier today. Now, here’s the announcement and list of the ten 2015 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service recipients. Show More Summary

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