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US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

Topic: Intellectual Property One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New YorkShow More Summary

Many of You Will Hate This School

Imagine a school that makes students take the same courses at the same times as everyone else. Also, this school uses little or no technology. This school does not utilize contemporary texts and in fact, does not even aspire to contextualize these ancient texts to the modern world. Show More Summary

AM News: Teacher Mentors, Diverse Schools, Charter>Mayoral Control In NYC

Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher ow.ly/6jzC30cPUUO Charter sector secures win in Albany, clearing a path for deal on mayoral control - POLITICO nzzl.us/0C8s1eG...Show More Summary

AM News: Federal Confusion, District Secession, Mayoral Control

THE FEDS CA, like others, waiting for more from feds on ESSA plans cabinetreport.com/politics-educa… Ed. Dept. Budget Plan Hammered by Both Sides in Congress edweek.org/ew/articles/20… via @educationweek Ex-lobbyists swarm Trump administration,...Show More Summary

Day by Day in the ATR

A lot of us have no idea what ATRs go through. I speak to ATRs frequently, and I have a very good idea of how I'd feel as an ATR. Over at ATR Adventures, Bronx ATR tells it like it is, and pretty much like I thought it would be. (This...Show More Summary

Parent Engagement survey Released

West, the provider of SchoolMessenger communications solutions, announced the results of a recent survey regarding effective school/parent engagement.

Discipline: MELTDOWN ENDS WITH OSS

Jessica:  I have a question for you. Benjamin has been doing amazing at his new school. Today was a first day where he had a melt down, a serious one. Continue Reading ?

BLOG BITS

At each of these cross-points during Tech & Learning Live Chicago, I caught myself thinking ‘If you insist, they will resist.

Teacher Issues: STAFFING SHORTAGES

Kristen:  I am a teacher and I’m concerned because in my district special education classrooms are often under staffed due to staffing shortages. I teach in a self contained preschool Continue Reading ?

Accommodations: RETAKING QUIZZES

Lisa:  My daughter was told by her teacher that she cannot retake a Pop-Quiz. That is not allowed. I’m confused if she has accommodation for test and quizzes for retakes Continue Reading ?

The Latest Displays & Projectors for K-12

Headlining BenQ’s line of interactive flat panel displays is the new 4K RP750K.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

ASSIST LLC launches ASSIST 4.0, an Integrated Education Management System for K-12 and higher education students, teachers and administrators.

IEP Meeting: CAN STUDENT REQUEST IEP MEETING

Barb: Can a 14 year old student request IEP meetings? – I’m in Wisconsin

LEADERS OF THE YEAR 2017

Each time, it gets more difficult to select the T&L Leaders of the Year. So many worthy candidates! So many fantastic things happening in districts all over the country! The three winners below, nominated by their peers, are changing lives by developing new programs, encouraging innovation, and being strong, caring, and successful leaders.

LRE: CHANGING TEACHERS

Marrell:  Child in 7th grade with ADHD and other disabilities. Changed homeroom Special Ed teacher to Regular Ed teacher can they do this? In 6th grade he had Special Ed Continue Reading ?

SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD…

How schools are encouraging girls to enter STEM fields

From a Sunless Mind to a Solar Wall

After the gilded slumlord gangster President resigns, this will be long remembered as one of his most astonishing thought disorders to become public:....US President Donald Trump said he’s proposed building a “solar wall” on the Mexican border that would pay for itself by generating electricity. Show More Summary

Behavior: STUDENT ALLOWED TO DO NOTHING AT SCHOOL

Deborah:  We have an ED student with a “shadow” who is allowed to refuse to go to class and refuse to do work. He sits in the courtyard, on discipline Continue Reading ?

Makerspace Guide

There is no doubt, the number of products to choose from nowadays for Makerspaces can be a little overwhelming.

Discrimination: VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS AT PAROCHIAL SCHOOL?

BOW:  My student was disenrolled on registration day in August by her parochial school because of her language-based learning disability. We were told that the school was directed to do Continue Reading ?

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