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Fun Stuff to Do with Google

I’ve collected a few fun Google activities during the last week that I thought I would share for this week’s Phun Phriday post.  Remember, these are not necessarily educational – but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a way to integrate them into your classroom :) 225 more words


Changing the Subject in Considering Poverty and Education

In the ongoing arguments between those who argue that the high rates of childhood poverty in the U.S. explains much of the disparity in comparisons of international achievement test scores (particularly when so many other developed nations have much lower rates of childhood poverty)and those who believe that we simply have worse schools and teachers comes this round: 108 more words

Social Class

Improve Education by Eliminating Bloat

The Federal Department of Education was started by failed President Jimmy Carter in 1979.  This was the start of federal intrusion into what should be a local issue.  641 more words


EdmodoCon 2014 Schedule Announced!

(image from EdmodoCon website)

ICYMI: It is time for EdmodoCon, a terrific event that provides and opportunity for professional development for K-12 teachers internationally.  There are a lot of exciting topics on their schedule, including an exploration of technology-infused teaching methods and curriculum-specific ideas. 20 more words


Role of Parents in Student Success

Laura Stelsel is director of marketing and communications at Kappa Delta Pi.

Did you know that this past Sunday, July 27, was Parents’ Day in the US? 213 more words

Member Benefits

Guidance for Schools Issued on How to Keep Parents Better Informed on the Data They Collect on Students

Guidance for Schools Issued on How to Keep Parents Better Informed on the Data They Collect on Students
Source: U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education today announced new guidance for schools and districts on how to keep parents and students better informed about what student data is collected and how it is used.

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Blessings and difficulties of running private schools

Private schools don’t have to follow the politician’s whim. They don’t have to constantly “reform” education. They don’t have to crowd their rooms and pass through dropouts. 43 more words