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KIPP Honored By 'Broad Prize'

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The annual Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools honored KIPP the Knowledge is Power Program, with $250,000 for helping students from low income and minority communities reach high levels of academic performance. 116 more words

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Poor Results from Online Courses

There are substantial differences in MOOCs and in online courses taken for credit from California Community Colleges (CACCs). MOOCs are most often free and seldom for credit. 568 more words

Blended Learning

A Summer Course to Remember

I recently finished teaching an accelerated algebra 1 summer bridge course.  The following images best depict and contrast my experiences teaching the recent summer course and teaching my regular course this past year, in reverse order. 4,710 more words


What Does Kindle Unlimited Mean for the Classroom?

Jeff Bezos and Amazon have done it again. Friday, July 18th was the official launch of Bezos’ latest creation – Kindle Unlimited. The launch of Kindle Unlimited is the talk of the town as it joins other e-book subscription service providers like Oyster and Scribd. 78 more words

Bureaucracy Run Amok

I stumbled upon the commentary below after reading, and opining about, a reblogged post at Larry Cuban’s site. [1]

I repost this commentary as I believe Stephen, the commenter, speaks truthfully about the ignorance embodied in bureaucracy as well as the disdain it evokes (as a coping mechanism) in the very people who wish to lend their lives in the name of public service.   1,571 more words


What's In A Name? New School for Nu Parents

New School for Nu Parents (@NS4NP) is a community blog that aims to educate and assist “nu” families to take charge of their children’s education. New School for Nu Parents is a digital safe-space for young Black and Latina/o families to share ideas, struggles, and successes and to experiment with new strategies that set their children up for success in a new educational age marked by charter schools, common core standards, internet learning, and high-stakes testing. 195 more words

Achievement Gap

MUST SEE: This Two-Year Old Can Read! [VIDEO]

We are bombarded with statistics that detail the educational gap between black and white children. We hear that black families don’t value education. This little boy – and his parents – demonstrate that these things are not our total story. 114 more words

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