Monthly Archives: August 2013

Education Roundup: Chi-town schools' safe passage + Project learning with iPads + AP score booster

Today’s top education stories from around the web.  #FF on Twitter @DuEwaWorld for more education news and tips for educators heading #backtoschool! #education #edchat #edroundup Chicago Schools Tests ‘Safe Passage” Routes To ease the disruption from the largest set of … More

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She's twerking, but can she read?

The video has gone viral with lighting speed.  Online news, blog and Twitter chats have surfaced about Miley Cyrus’ provocative and comical VMA performance this past Sunday night.  People are asking “What is wrong with this picture?”  But there are … More

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Education Roundup: Polls on Public Schools + School to Prison Pipeline + Differentiation

Today’s top education stories from around the web.  #FF on Twitter @DuEwaWorld for more education news and tips for educators heading #backtoschool! #education #edchat #edroundup Polls Gauge Americans’ View of Public Schools National polls released this week provide an interesting … More

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Impact of Chicago School Closings on Homeless Students

According to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, 4% of Chicago public schools student population were homeless last year.  That is a total of 18,000 students. As Chicago Public Schools plans to close 50 of its schools, many of the students … More

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Education Roundup: Chicago school closings + CCSS language + Video pick!

Today’s top education stories from around the web.  #FF on Twitter @DuEwaWorld for more education news and tips for educators heading #backtoschool! #education #edchat #edroundup Judge denies class-action in Chicago schools closings suit A federal judge has denied class-action status … More

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Playing Chess: St. Louis Transfer Students and the Fight for "Good" Education

Last week 54 St. Louis transfer students from Normandy School District, were welcomed at Francis Howell Central High School.  Earlier this summer the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that St. Louis students who wished to transfer from the unaccredited, failing school … More

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5 Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom

21st Century classroom learning calls for teachers to use innovative methods to engage students and support them to think critically and use the latest technology for both problem solving and creating product.  If you’re a teacher who really wants to … More

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What We Owe Our Boys (Part 2): Culture

I recently had a conversation with a retired, former co-worker of mine.  He over 60 years of age.  We talked about education and our memories of the Brooklyn middle school we both taught at in Bedford-Stuyvesant.  I expressed my concerns … More

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NYC Schools Release 2013 Common Core Test Results

The New York State Education Department released the results of the 2013 Common Core assessments this week.  The ELA and Math assessments which were given in April 2013 in grades 3 – 8 were more rigorous than in previous years.  … More

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What We Owe Our Boys (Part 1): Safety

Our boys are not safe.  They are not safe on the playgrounds, at the bus stop or train station, at the outdoor court, walking home from school, walking home from a friend, relative or neighbor’s house.  Our boys are not … More

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