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K12, ACA, and Outsourcing- Part 1 of a 2 part series

Today’s guest blogger is Adam Brittain.  Adam received his MPA from the University of Colorado-Denver, where he helped launch the state’s flagship welfare fraud program. A former auditor, Adam now serves the public sector as a Principal Consultant at Kronos. 417 more words

Health Care Reform

Maker's Alphabet

Maker spaces are a hot topic in education forums right now.  It’s clear that our culture is craving outlets for creativity, and these are one way to address that.   93 more words


Want to know what Earth science teachers are discussing? Check out Esprit!

Esprit is an extremely active listserv largely devoted to pre-college Earth science.  There have been more than 1,100 messages during the last three months alone.  (I created a folder in my e-mail to handle the traffic.) 22 more words

Khan Academy Becomes Linked To Common Core Standards

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - In 2006, Salman Khan, a hedge fund manager, started tutoring family members, developing and posting short math instructional videos on YouTube. 133 more words

Watch + Listen

Modernizing Instruction

Like many fellow educators, I am always looking for the “best practices” in teaching.  I recently discovered a blog post from TeachThought that provides 8 tips to help teachers better understand how to modernize instruction. 169 more words

SLO NO!! Now What?

I have been staring at this data for TWO days! CRAP!! What happened?? I am looking at my SLO data (student learning objectives) which were written by me as long-term, measurable academic growth targets for each of my students. 1,778 more words


Top Six Things Teachers Need from Parents

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to educate them too. Studies show that parents who get involved in the education of their students see much better results in confidence and grades. 521 more words