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12/5/2013

12/5/2013

Four more organizations have submitted lengthy applications to the Maine Charter School Commission to open new schools next fall, including two that are vying to be Maine’s first statewide, Internet-based “virtual schools.”

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JPS bus drivers marched down Watkins Drive today from Watkins Elementary School to Lake Hico Park while shouting their demands.

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For every component of the test the students reach a benchmark score on, the school will pay the student $50. If the student achieves an overall score of 22 or higher, they’ll get an extra $100.

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The grant will enable EducationSuperHighway to get more schools to test their Internet speeds. So far, 26 state education departments -- but not California's -- have signed on to assess their schools' digital tools.

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The reason is that students in the United States once again scored poorly against their peers in other nations of the world. U.S. results, in fact, haven’t budged on these tests in a decade, despite a patchwork quilt of reform efforts from coast to coast.

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Fears that students from high-performing programs could be penalized in the admissions process helped spur the movement, said Melissa Clinedinst, assistant director of research for the National Association for College Admission Counseling, based in Arlington, Va.

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Once again, Shanghai students have outperformed their peers around the world, topping tests of mathematics, reading, and science, in the annual OECD PISA survey of global education.

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If passed, it would be the largest bond measure in Oregon to date, but the district has said that it would not increase what property owners are already paying on school bonds. It will be on the May ballot.

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There’s a lot of fanfare around Tuesday’s release of the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores, including a PISA day webcast featuring U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the group that administers the international benchmark test, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Thanks to a new program adopted by the Jackson-Madison County school system in Tennessee, 80 students have signed up for coding clubs that will help them get in on the ground floor of this high-tech trend. The program could give them a leg up for post-secondary education and, hopefully, help them land a good job after graduation.

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High-tech plus high-touch equals high cost, an equation that has some Mead SD educators looking for extraordinary solutions. The Washington district’s Riverpoint Academy combines computer-based instruction with hands-on manufacturing. Keeping up with the latest technology is challenging, however, as few of the necessary tools on Director Dan Butler's wish list come cheap.

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The dearth of women in technology professions or girls taking STEM classes has been well-documented. But I found reason for hope recently one afternoon with young girls studying STEAM, in full-day Saturday workshops where the girls engaged in hands-on learning about robotics and gaming technology using NASA STEM education guidelines developed for the U.S. Department of Education.

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Much of the modern education reform movement has centered around the drive for data. The video gaming industry does much the same thing, but for a different purpose. It is becoming a data-driven industry where games evolve depending on how they are played, and some game designers are hoping to take these new skills and apply them back to education.

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Latinos are closing the digital divide, according to a report from the Pew Research Center. The survey shows that Latinos are 2 percent more likely to own a cell phone than whites, 3 percent more likely to use a smartphone and 16 percent more likely than whites to be accessing the internet from a mobile device.

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