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Do Evaluations Penalize Teachers of Needy Students?

Recent data show teacher-evaluation systems may be unfair to some teachers of minority and low-income students. However, it is unclear whether the data are affected by bias or other factors, according to this article.

Drawing Out Genius Student Poster Contest

Students ages 14-21 years of age are asked to put their graphic design skills to the test. Talented students can win $800, $500 and $300 cash prize for best poster submission. Submissions have already begun, so view more details and enter today!

An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.

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Anatole France

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STEAM Adds The Arts Into STEM

Using flipped learning to boost engagement

Supporters of flipped learning have proven that the instructional model is more than just a fad. As it spreads to classrooms across the nation, educators are leveraging the flipped model to create a more personalized and engaging learning environment for their students.

Flipping Utah schools: Lessons at home, homework in class

Teachers in Utah and nationwide are embracing the flipped instructional method with varied amounts of success. One Utah middle-school teacher reported that after she adopted flipped instruction, the number of her students failing math fell from 40 to just three. However, others report challenges as well, including ensuring that students actually watch instructional videos outside of the classroom.

No easy answers on “career readiness”

Education leaders in California are working to incorporate college- and career-readiness measures into the state’s Academic Performance Index. Some say it’s easier to incorporate college readiness into the index, but career readiness offers some challenges. Ideas for measurement include industry certifications and work-skills assessments.

We are looking for a new poster for our educational documentary, “Drawing Out Genius.” Students ages 14-21 years of age are asked to view our “Drawing Out Genius" trailer at DrawingOutGenius.com and come up with a unique poster on their own.
Prizes include $800, $500 and $300 cash awards!!! Check out the contest site for more details and enter today!

We are looking for a new poster for our educational documentary, “Drawing Out Genius.” Students ages 14-21 years of age are asked to view our “Drawing Out Genius" trailer at DrawingOutGenius.com and come up with a unique poster on their own.

Prizes include $800, $500 and $300 cash awards!!! Check out the contest site for more details and enter today!

Congratulations to the winners of our Best Decorated Classroom teacher photo contest!!! A big thank you for all of you who participated in our contest!

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.

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Plato

(Source: BrainyQuote)