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Want to Implement Personalized Learning? Permission Granted!

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Can two conferences held thirty-five miles apart indicate that a personalized learning movement is growing, especially if they take place in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley? And is there a common message when talking to wide-ranging audiences of teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, cutting-edge educators, and district leaders who must confront constant challenges of running a district while envisioning the future of learning?

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Posted: September 23, 2010 05:00 pm

Ask the Author: Mariana Haynes

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September 23, 2010 05:00 pm
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Mariana Haynes, Senior Fellow at the Alliance for Excellent Education, recently wrote The Federal Role in Confronting the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy, a brief on the role that the federal government can play to advocate for a comprehensive, national, and schoolwide focus on K–12 literacy.  We sat down with Mariana to discuss the brief and ask her a few more questions on literacy. Do you have a question for Mariana? Post it in the comments section below and we will be sure you get a response.

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Posted: September 23, 2010 03:36 pm

Morning Announcements: September 23, 2010

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September 23, 2010 03:36 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsThe New Times
in Connecticut takes a look at the Latino Scholarship Fund which provides role models of successful Latinos and financial and emotional support to those who want to pursue an education beyond high school.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, school funds don’t match teacher layoffs and districts that didn’t take hits are looking for ways to spend federal job money.

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Posted: September 22, 2010 07:55 pm

Stats That Stick: September 22, 2010

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September 22, 2010 07:55 pm
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Stats_That_Stick[1]Through the Alliance’s work and research, we come across some great statistics with major educational significance. Every Wednesday we will be posting our favorites here. Feel free to add in others in the comments section below.

  • The median duration of unemployment for workers 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree was 18.4 weeks as of August, compared with 27.5 weeks for high-school grads. Three years ago, that figure was roughly the same for both groups—9.5 weeks and 9.6, respectively. –Wall Street Journal
  • For public, primary schools in the 100 largest metro areas, enrollment is already “majorityminority” nationally but differs greatly across regions, with the West almost 2/3rds minority. –Diversitydata.org

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Posted: September 22, 2010 03:12 pm

Morning Announcements: September 22, 2010

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September 22, 2010 03:12 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsThe Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve an overhaul of the $2.25 billion E-Rate program to give schools more options for faster Internet service, allow for community Internet service and to begin pilot programs for digital textbooks, according to the New York Times.  The program will mostly serve schools in poor and rural areas.

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Posted: September 21, 2010 04:21 pm

Morning Announcements: September 21, 2010

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September 21, 2010 04:21 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsWhile some states — including Georgia and Idaho — and virtual schools are requiring that online teachers have additional training to teach in a solely virtual environment, many states and education groups still have not addressed the issue of teacher quality for the online classroom, according to Education Week.

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Posted: September 17, 2010 08:16 pm

Friday Report Round-Up

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September 17, 2010 08:16 pm
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Report_Round-Up[1]Here’s this week’s report round-up. If you’d like to add a report we missed, feel free to post it in the comments section.

Suspended Education: Urban Middle Schools in Crisis by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Middle schools across the country are suspending children with alarming frequency, particularly in some large urban school districts, where numerous schools suspend a third or more of their black male students in a given year, according to this report.

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Posted: September 17, 2010 06:00 pm

Morning Announcements: September 17, 2010

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September 17, 2010 06:00 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsWriting for his “Class Struggle” blog on washingtonpost.com, Jay Mathews discusses President Obama’s announcement that “100 corporate chief executives will collaborate with him to improve math and science education.” His take? The group “has the potential to enliven school for disadvantaged students and change many of their lives,” but “will not do much for long campaign to get young Americans in general more interested science, math, technology and engineering as careers.”

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Posted: September 16, 2010 02:37 pm

Morning Announcements: September 16, 2010

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September 16, 2010 02:37 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsWashington Post Columnist Robert McCartney calls for Vincent Gray to find a way to keep Michelle Rhee as chancellor of D.C. public schools. For more on whether or not Gray will decide to keep Ms. Rhee on, check out this Washington Times story.

The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded Alaska $10 million to improve Internet connectivity in the state’s rural communities and acces in the state’s libraries, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

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Posted: September 15, 2010 04:02 pm

Morning Announcements: September 15, 2010

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September 15, 2010 04:02 pm
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Education Week
reporter Alyson Klein interviews Rep. John Kline on ESEA, Race to the Top, and common standards.

Several key reforms in Race to the Top winning states hinge on the effectiveness of data systems, but the juMorning_Announcementsdges and outside experts worry states could face some heavy lifting to ensure their data systems keep up with their policy plans, Education Week reports.

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