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Evaluating KIPP School Reform Efforts
posted by: Steph | June 30, 2010, 08:50 am   

This month the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) released results of an ongoing study of 22 of its 82 schools done by Mathmatica Policy Research, Inc. The study examines student characteristics and achievement in the 22 schools as was designed to estimate KIPP’s effect on students. Continue Reading...

Rap Your Way Through Algebra
posted by: Steph | June 28, 2010, 09:31 am   

♪♫ I’m just a bill, yes I’m only a bill. ♪♫

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Facebook and the PTA, Looking Out for Students
posted by: Steph | June 24, 2010, 08:46 am   

Don’t take candy from strangers, don’t talk to strangers, don’t go anywhere with a person you don’t know. These warnings and many more must be taught to children, as they have been taught to them for generations, but today’s children must be taught more than these in-person social cautions. The internet, social networking, texting, and instant messaging mean that children also must be taught safe technological practices. Continue Reading...

Scholarship and Grant Spotlight: Teachers Attending Rachel's Challenge Summit, from PACE
posted by: Colin | June 23, 2010, 08:38 am   

Professional Association of Colorado Educators, Association of American Educators' state partner in Colorado, awarded ten scholarships for PACE members to attend the Rachel’s Challenge Summit, "Soar to New Heights, Renew Your Mind, and Inspire Your Heart," which starts today, in Denver. The PACE scholarships cover the full fee to attend the event for the ten educators. Continue Reading...
Creative Teachers Use Technology to Enhance Education
posted by: Steph | June 22, 2010, 09:20 am   

Teachers attempting to integrate technology into their classrooms have a number of obstacles to overcome (see earlier blog post, How Much Does Technology Advance Classroom Learning?), but they also have the world at their fingertips—literally. A recent article in Education Week describes how teachers across the nation are using technology in innovative and instructive ways. Continue Reading...

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