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Afternoon Announcements: Maryland High School Emphasizes Project-Based Learning

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November 01, 2013 04:18 pm

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Wheaton High School in Montgomery County, MD received $128 million in funding to rebuild the school. Along the a new building, the school plans to change curriculum, putting more emphasis on project-based learning. The Washington Post 

“Adult education is a bit of a stepchild in terms of research and the resources available,” she says. “And within that, the stepchild of the stepchild is really adult second-language acquisition.” NPR

“Technology has finally caught up to where truly you hold the Internet in the palm of your hands. The power of the mobile devices that exist now — we have to have to leverage that capacity and to evolve as educators to address those needs.” NPR

While the United States has some of the world’s best university-based math teacher training programs in the world, it also has some of the worst. The bad programs produce 60 percent of the country’s teachers in schools with the most students living in poverty. The Hechinger Report

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