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Marginalia as Gold Dust

From the New York Times (scroll about halfway down to Found in the Margins): In the last few months, foundations have given out hundreds of thousands of dollars to support research on the scribbles in the margins of old books. Johns Hopkins University, Princeton and University College London have received funding from the Andrew W. Show More Summary

Morning Video: How The Colbert Report Made School Reform Cool

Take a minute to think about how much time and attention the Colbert Report has dedicated to education-related issues during its long run, which ended last night. Colbert's guests included not only EdSecs Spellings and Duncan, but also...Show More Summary

Congressional probe of Wisconsin school voucher program sought

Some congressional legislators from Wisconsin are asking the Government Accountability Office — an independent federal agency that provides investigations and evaluations to Congress — to probe Wisconsin’s school voucher program, raising...Show More Summary

Are you a truly bad teacher? Here’s how to tell.

Bad teacher. There was a movie with that title, and now a television series. Time magazine had a recent cover with the title “Rotten Apples” that was not a reference to rotten Honey Crisps. And many school reformers talk about teachers as if nearly all of them are lousy. Certainly some teachers who should be […]

Congressional probe of Wisconsin school voucher program sought

Some congressional legislators from Wisconsin are asking the Government Accountability Office — an independent federal agency that provides investigations and evaluations to Congress — to probe Wisconsin’s school voucher program, raising...Show More Summary

Are you a truly bad teacher? Here’s how to tell.

Bad teacher. There was a movie with that title, and now a television series. Time magazine had a recent cover with the title “Rotten Apples” that was not a reference to rotten Honey Crisps. And many school reformers talk about teachers as if nearly all of them are lousy. Certainly some teachers who should be […]

AM News: NYC Gives Success Charter Schools More Space To Expand

Success Charter Schools Secure More City Space WNYC: The Department of Education agreed on Thursday to give more space to the city's largest charter school network, Success Academy. The backroom deal came a day after Success founderShow More Summary

Job Posting: Multiple Tech Positions in Texas

Interested in a job in education technology in Texas? Then, you might want to check out these two technically oriented positions: Director of Network Services in Deer Park ISD - Deer Park ISD has an opening in the Technology Department for a Director of Network Systems. Show More Summary

The 10 Most-Popular Wired Campus Articles of 2014

Technology continues to change colleges, and our coverage of digitally driven change won the most attention from readers over the past year. We crunched the numbers to find the most popular coverage of 2014. The list—which includes predictions...Show More Summary

We Are the Bearers of Hope

It's a reformy world. All sorts of money seeks and follows demagogues like Michelle Rhee and Eva Moskowitz. They get in the media and spew their blather unchallenged about whatever they like. Always, the bottom line is unionized teachers as scapegoats. Show More Summary

Empowering students with project-based learning and Google tablets at St. Albans City School

Wednesday September 24, 2014 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST (Button not working? Click here to register.) Sponsored by: In this webinar, you’ll hear how St. Albans City School is empowering students by p..

Canadian Library Association Feliciter Issue for December 2014

The December 2014 issue of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), are is available online. The issue's theme is "Transforming Library Space and Service Delivery". From the editorial:"Nowhere is the transformative nature of libraries more evident than in conversations concerning the design and role of library environments. Show More Summary

SchoolCIO Summits

Agenda_SchoolCIO October 2014_FINAL.pdf The SchoolCIO Summits are exclusive, invitation-only events for top-level executives with education technology buying responsibilities. Presenting timely and r..

Journalism: Have You Seen Media Matters' New(ish) Education Page?

Maybe everyone else already knew this but I hadn't noticed until recently but for the last year or so the longstanding liberal watchdog Media Matters for America has had an education-focused page tracking cable news coverage of school-related issues, run by Hilary Tone. Show More Summary

Why kindergarten teachers don’t want to give this test to their students

The state of Maryland has developed a new Common Core-aligned “kindergarten readiness assessment” for teachers to administer to young kids to see, rather obviously, if they are “ready” for kindergarten. Now hundreds of kindergarten teachers who used the computer-based test for the first time this fall are pushing back, saying the assessment is not appropriate […]

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