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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: August 23, 2010 08:06 pm

The Times They Are a-Changin’: Beloit College Releases its Annual Mindset List for the Class of 2014

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August 23, 2010 08:06 pm
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Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. It was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing worldview of each new generation. See a few items from this year’s list below.

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Posted: August 23, 2010 03:35 pm

Morning Annoucements: August 23, 2010

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August 23, 2010 03:35 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsLast Thursday, the Delaware State Board of Education voted to adopt common standards.  Education Week takes a look at how education groups and publishers are developing curriculum materials that aim to embody the new standards.

The New York Times reports on why so many people in their 20s are taking so long to grow up, writing:

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Posted: August 19, 2010 08:18 pm

A federal focus on high schools is long overdue

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August 19, 2010 08:18 pm
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In a recent blog post on the Washington Post’s The Answer Sheet, Sarah Garland, a staff writer for the Hechinger Report, discussed how high schools were receiving a disproportionate amount of funding in the Education Department’s School Improvement Grants program. Phillip Lovell, AEE Vice President of Federal Advocacy, and Fred Jones, AEE Legislative Associate, respectfully disagreed and in their own blog post explained why a federal focus on high schools is long overdue:

A recent post on The Answer Sheet written by Sarah Garland lamented that a majority of schools included in the School Improvement Grants program, the federal government’s funding stream for turning around the nation’s lowest and most chronically failing schools, are high schools.

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Posted: August 19, 2010 05:32 pm

Governors Bush and Wise Convene Digital Learning Council

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August 19, 2010 05:32 pm
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Yesterday, former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Wise launched the Digital Learning Council to identify policies that will integrate current and future technological innovations into public education. The council unites a diverse group of more than 50 leaders from education, government, philanthropy, business, technology, and think tanks to develop the roadmap of reform for local, state and federal lawmakers and policymakers.

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Posted: August 19, 2010 03:31 pm

Morning Announcements: August 19, 2010

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August 19, 2010 03:31 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsIn California lawmakers are considering using the $1.2 billion from the federal Education Jobs Fund to shrink the state’s $19.1 billion deficit instead of saving teachers’ jobs according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Clarion Ledger editorial staff discusses the Education Department’s announcement that Mississippi will receive $47 million to help improve the state’s most low-performing schools.

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Posted: August 18, 2010 03:47 pm

Morning Announcements: August 18, 2010

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August 18, 2010 03:47 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsNew data shows that fewer than 25 percent of 2010 graduates who took the ACT college entrance exam have the academic skills necessary to pass entry-level courses, according to the Wall Street Journal. Check out this interactive graph, also by the WSJ, showing how prepared the class of 2010 is for college. Education Week reports on the same results and finds, “Far more students are taking the ACT, but Hispanic and black students were less likely to reach score levels that are predictive of college success.”

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Posted: August 17, 2010 08:09 pm

Are 12th Graders Prepared for College?

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August 17, 2010 08:09 pm
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President Obama last week repeated his goal to make the United States once again the world leader in college graduation by 2020. To achieve that ambitious but vital goal, high schools must ensure that all students graduate prepared for college. How many students now are prepared for higher education? Unfortunately, there is not a clear answer to that question.

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Posted: August 17, 2010 03:37 pm

Morning Announcements: August 17, 2010

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August 17, 2010 03:37 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsOnly 47 percent of America’s black males graduate from high school on time compared to 78 percent of white males, according to a new report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education.

Los Angeles Unified School District posted gains in scores in annual standardized tests despite state budget shortfalls and massive teacher layoffs, according to a Los Angeles Times blog.

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