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Status Update: Common Core, K12 and Higher Education

Reposted from New America Ed Central:

“Most attention to the Common Core State Standards has focused understandably on the continued political backlash against the standards and the status of implementation in schools. 189 more words

3 Key Strategies Learned as an Educational Pioneer-

Being first isn’t always synonymous with winning, but being brave enough to follow a dream is an incredibly valuable experience.  My family founded a school in south Florida in 1997.   415 more words

Why do competitors open their stores next to one another?

“Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots.” 48 more words


K-12 Education Moves Increasingly Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

To more fully envision blended learning, picture a continuum that puts brick-and-mortar schools at one end and fully-online programs at the other. Blended learning can fall anywhere in between depending on the mix of campus-based and online learning that is used. 7 more words

Opinion about Online Learning

I’ve retained a strong revulsion for online learning. I have taught several online sections for college courses, and I have become privy to the impetus of administrators and entrepreneurs for promoting online learning in the American education system. 2,142 more words


Special Issue of ACM Transactions on Computing Education: International K12 CS with "Georgia Computes!"

The special issue of ACM Transactions on Computing Education on primary and secondary schools’ computing has just come out (see table of contents).  There are articles on the UK’s Computing at School effort, Tim Bell’s effort in New Zealand, and efforts in Israel, Germany, Italy, Russia, and several others. 288 more words

Beyond the Moon in Education: '...not because it is easy, but because it is hard'

It has been nearly 45 years since we first landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.  Say what you want about the 1960′s, but the one thing the decade most certainly got right was its ability to encourage children to dream big. 726 more words