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Efforts to reduce student assessments in Colorado are underway

No matter what side of the aisle you are on in Colorado, almost everyone can agree that our students are over-assessed.  Parents, students, teachers, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents all generally agree that we have too many assessments of students, too many overlaps across assessments, too much time spent preparing, and too much time lost teaching. 128 more words

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DR:Wordle

Alright, so it’s time for round two!  Still with me so far?  OK.

Around the same time as I was taking my first look at… 299 more words

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DR: Voki

As I was on a jaunt through the Internet, I came across an awesome tool that could be used for almost any subject and age-group. 384 more words

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Digital Education Part 1: Social Media

This is the first of a multiple part series on technology in education. I call it digital education rather than digital learning because technology can play a major role in our schools in ways beyond instruction and learning. 649 more words

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The K-12 Education Upgrade in the Philippines: Is it a Solution to Poverty?

I’m close to completing my M.A. in Music Education. All I need to do now is write my thesis, something that’s scheduled for June of this year. 1,219 more words

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Kline denounces appalling conditions at tribal schools, but change is elusive

U.S. Rep. John Kline told his colleagues on Capitol Hill Wednesday that children should not go to school in a pole barn.

The Minnesota Republican, who chairs the House Education and Workforce Committee, told the panel about… 278 more words

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Statewide tests resume Thursday after computer glitches fixed

Sorry, kids – the unexpected break you had from statewide testing is over.

The Minnesota Department of Education said Wednesday the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, or MCAs, will start up again Thursday, now that the computer glitches that had caused the tests… 304 more words

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