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Bay City Western Students Analyze Sports Physics In Saginaw Valley, Dow Corning Initiative

BAY CITY — Jarret Deming is a natural with a tennis racquet in his grip. But until recently, he never considered how it could empower him to better understand physics. 645 more words


What's next for Ed2S?

Well, we haven’t written in quite some time — we’ve been busy! We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of our first two books: … 204 more words

Education Reform

Starting Our Journey

Welcome to Technacle, a blog for technology integration enthusiasts. With this blog, I hope to inspire educators around the world who haven’t yet begun to integrate technology into their classrooms to open their computers, log on, grab their mouse or roll their track pads, and begin an exciting adventure by transforming the current landscape of their classrooms into an exciting, engaging and interactive learning environment. 582 more words

Blended Classrooms

Melvindale Wins ESD's Engineering SMArT Michigan At LTU

SOUTHFIELD – A team of students from Melvindale High School took first place – and $18,000 college scholarships – in The Engineering Society of Detroit’s Engineering SMArT Michigan competition, held Wednesday at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. 265 more words


Robofest: A global celebration of human imagination and robot skill

SOUTHFIELD – Nearly 500 students on 176 teams from 10 nations competed Friday and Saturday in the World Championships of Robofest, a worldwide youth robotics competition held since 1999 at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. 878 more words


New York Evaluations Lose in Court

Sheri Lederman is an experienced teacher in the Long Island district of Great Neck.  This means that she, like every other teacher in the Empire State, has been subjected to an ongoing experiment of teacher evaluation roulette with increasing focus on the “value added” of individual teachers calculated using student standardized test scores plugged into complex statistical formulas.  1,178 more words


Hank Reichman reblogged this on ACADEME BLOG and commented:

This piece by Seton Hall professor Daniel Katz provides a thorough and devastating take on the bogus teacher evaluation program dismissed as "arbitrary and capricious" by a New York court, about which I blogged yesterday (https://academeblog.org/2016/05/12/an-important-decision-on-teacher-evaluation/)

An Important Decision on Teacher Evaluation


I grew up in the New York suburb of Great Neck, where last week a fourth-grade teacher won a landmark case against New York State’s “value-added modeling” (VAM) formula for teacher evaluation, an assessment system that was developed when John King, the current U.S. 959 more words