Tag Archives: middle school

Black-White Achievement Gap is Closing on NAEP!

GOOD NEWS!  Thanks to the hard work of all you educational leaders and your staffs! 🙂

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/07/14/37gaps.h28.html?tkn=TMUCV%2B93zhNTCH%2B9o9H2Wy46xOch7aoE5KTc

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Is your school a 20th Century School or a 21st Century School

What are the qualities of a 21st Century school as compared to a 20th Century School?  Check it out on the chart found at the link below….

http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/20th_vs_21st_Century_Classroom.htm

How could you use this information to drive “change” within your building?

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In War Zone, Soldier Uses Blog to Teach

A terrific way for students to learn about current events!  How could you use your or your teachers connections to learn about the world?

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Do you work in a “high functioning school/district”?

http://www.just4kids.org/en/research_policy/best_practices/framework.cfm

Take a look at this “best practice” framework and see how your school/district is doing.

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Are ‘No-Fail’ Grading Systems Hurting or Helping Students?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518101,00.html

What do you think?  Are they a way of providing “safety nets” or “dumbing down” the grading system?

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Dr. Steven Subers

As you look back, what are you most proud of?

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Extended School Year? One teacher’s thoughts….

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/place_at_the_table/

What are your thoughts?

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