I do a roundup of education blog entries every day on the other blog, trying to find and link to the best news and commentary about schools in general. Here's a look at today's version -- I thought you might be interested to see:
One year later Knowledge Alliance: While much of the funding has yet to reach its
intended beneficiaries, we think the impact at the state and federal
level has been profound.
Apples and Oranges Learning First Alliance: The
clip uses a split screen to compare a teacher's morning to that of a
real estate broker. The teacher packs in several hectic hours before
the broker even emerges from his bedroom.
Unemployment By Education Matthew Yglesias: If
someone you know is considering dropping out of high school, you ought
to do everything possible to convince him or her to reconsider. .
Snow Storms Blow Away School Days Dakarai Aarons
District Dossier: Snowstorms have blown across the nation, closing schools for multiple days and disrupting school calendars.
Trade School: Will Barter for Skills GOOD Blog: From
now until the first of March, OurGoods, an online barter network, is
running a pop-up storefront on the Lower East Side of Manhattan called
Trade School, where entry into classes is based not on money or talent,
but on meeting the needs of a particular teacher.
Assessing interim assessments Knowledge Alliance: The
Center for Policy Research in Education released this revealing study
suggesting that use does not follow the rhetoric when it comes to
interim assessments as a tool for informing instructional change.
There's some good stuff in there, I think. I wish there were more teacher and parent and student blogs to do the same with in Chicago. Got any suggestions?
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