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Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel asks real people about movies that don't exist

The Oscars are on Sunday, and as usual, Jimmy Kimmel will host a star-studded after-show special. Before then, however, Kimmel initiated a special …

The College, Career & Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

In the <i>College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards</i>, the call for students to become more prepared for the challenges of college and career is united with a third critical element: preparation for civic life. Advocates of citizenship education cross the political …

Educators to King: Think of the Children

Nearly 1,000 educators and parents rally against New York's implementation of the controversial Common Core standards.<p>Mineola High School overflowed …

Ending Education Reform to Reimagine What's Possible

According to a recent PEW Research Study, 66 percent of Americans say either that the education system in this country needs to be completely rebuilt or that it requires major changes. I couldn't agree more. In this post, I am infusing innovation research into the education reform debate. We need …

Is Teacher Education the Real Problem?

Last month seven U.S. states announced intentions to revamp teacher-preparation and licensing requirements that essentially make it tougher to become and remain a teacher. Some of the new requirements include steeper admission requirements for teacher-training programs and licensing based on …

Google Play for Education setup app brings Nexus into the classroom

Google Play for Education — the program that leverages certain tablets and educational apps for K-12 classrooms — now has a setup app that should …

Education: testing times

Michael Gove once said that Andreas Schleicher was the most important man in education. Mr Schleicher is the German mathematician behind the Pisa rankings, the global education league tables prepared by the OECD, and the education secretary's case was that the rankings showed Britain "plummeting" …

'A picture of educational stagnation': study finds US teen students lagging

Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while US students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.<p>American students scored below the international average in math and about …

US teens lag in global education rankings as Asian countries rise to the top

Students in the United States made scant headway on recent global achievement exams and slipped deeper in the international rankings amid fast-growing competition abroad, according to test results released Tuesday.<p>American teens scored below the international average in math and roughly average in …

Teaching English abroad is about educating the people who really need it

<i>Victoria Harris has taught English as a foreign language for almost 13 years and has set up a school in Tanzania for disadvantaged children.</i><p><b>My heart has always been in Africa.</b> I taught in Hong Kong for three years, but although I loved the city, it was very materialistic – all about money and …

5 Surprising Books All Educators Should Read

The following is a list of books that have fundamentally changed the way I view education. They are not titles that will come up in a typical search of "books on education," -- some of them don't even mention education at all, and yet, they've undeniably shaped who I am and what I believe as an …

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education

Students in Chicago walk through gang war zones only to arrive at schools starved of music and arts. Parents in Philadelphia watch their children's …

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iPads Hold a Staggering 94% of the Education Market for Tablets

Apple says it had its best quarter ever in education sales, selling more than $1 billion worth of products.<p>A huge chunk of that revenue can be …

AMERICAN MORAL EDUCATION: POSTWAR LIBERALISM

031207<p>GUEST BLOGGER Heidi M. Ravven<p>_______________________________________________________________<p>Beginning in the 1960s, the American quest for moral education embraced three new "liberal" approaches. "Values clarification" taught children how to judge diverse situations. "Cognitive development" ta …

Free Texas Printables For Homeschoolers

01<p>of 11<p>Texas Printables and Worksheets<p>Texas may have the most interesting history of any U.S. state. It's been a part of six different nations - …

Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

<b>5. How Old Are Your Ears? (Hearing Test) vis AsapSCIENCE</b><p><b>6. Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind Pt. 2 vis AsapSCIENCE</b><p><b>7. What If the Sun Disappeared? vis</b> …

How to Use Technology in Education

Just remember how the book revolutionized teaching.<p>It’s hard to talk about schools today without talking about technology. Enthusiasts celebrate the …

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