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Beyond the Bubble Test: How Will We Measure Learning in the Future?

Last September, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced: “Today is a great day! I have looked forward to this day for a long time–and so have America’s teachers, parents, students, and school leaders.” Duncan was excited about a new way of testing students, one that goes “beyond the bubble test,” the standardized assessments students take … Continue reading Beyond the Bubble Test: How Will We Measure Learning in the Future? →

Teachers: Do You Have a Question for Arne Duncan?

Following last night’s State of the Union address by President Obama, the White House will host a State of the Union Education Roundtable on Thursday, Jan. 27. PBS Teachers has been asked to solicit questions from teachers about the education issues the President raised. A sampling of popular questions will be posed to Secretary of … Continue reading Teachers: Do You Have a Question for Arne Duncan? →

How to Educate the Next Generation of Innovators

In case you missed it, here’s Education for Innovation’s Digital Townhall meeting on December 7. EDUCATION FOR INNOVATION: A DIGITAL TOWN HALL from Innovation Economy on Vimeo. And below, a clip of the event: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with Gwen Ifill on PBS about the dire need for American students to be able … Continue reading How to Educate the Next Generation of Innovators →

How to Save America’s Education System, the DOE’s Step-by-Step Plan

“To achieve our goal of transforming American education, we must rethink basic assumptions and redesign our education system.” It’s a bold and broad statement, but it’s backed up with specifics in the Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan. With the goal of raising the proportion of college graduates from 41 to 60 percent in … Continue reading How to Save America’s Education System, the DOE’s Step-by-Step Plan →

A Little Zing Goes a Long Way

Ifanyi Bell has been a classroom teacher, a filmmaker, and currently develops and produces educational media for web-based, digital asset repositories at KQED. By Ifanyi Bell The U.S. Department of Education just launched an interesting, eye-catching new website, Teach.gov, intended to spearhead the department’s push to support the teaching profession. All it took was a … Continue reading A Little Zing Goes a Long Way →

Teach.gov: Arne Duncan’s Call to Arms

We got a glimpse into Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s vision for the American public education system Monday during his conversation with journalists at Education Nation. Recruiting qualified educators, and supporting, elevating, and giving incentives to teachers are his top priorities. Anticipating that 1 million baby-boom generation teachers will be retiring in the next few … Continue reading Teach.gov: Arne Duncan’s Call to Arms →

New York Times Magazine Highlights Education

I’m excited this weekend to receive the tell-tale blue bag on my doorstep — the New York Times, which will be bundled with the Sunday magazine’s Education Issue. Though I’ll probably read most of the articles online (I linked to the story about teaching with video games on Wednesday), the print issue’s a keeper. Here’s … Continue reading New York Times Magazine Highlights Education →

Girls Cyberbully More than Boys

The Washington Post reported today that girls are “more likely than boys to engage in cyberbullying.” From the article: Research from Cyber-bullying Research Center at Florida Atlantic University has shown that adolescent girls are significantly more likely than boys to partake in and experience cyber-bullying. Girls also are more likely to report cyber-bullying to a … Continue reading Girls Cyberbully More than Boys →

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