Schools and the Stimulus

5 Ways Gifted Students Learn Differently - Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12 - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
What distinguishes gifted children from other children? This question has been under debate for some time. However, as educators, understanding how gifted students learn in comparison to their peers is necessary for the success of their learning experience and your ability to connect with them through teaching.

In Terms of Assessment, Teachers Know Best - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
To evaluate students' soft skills, educators should rely on their training rather than a standardized assessment, argue educators Jessica and Skip Potts.

The K-12 Funding Crisis - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
States must invest in better school funding systems to improve student outcomes, say law professors Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Kimberly Jenkins Robinson.

Some, But Not All of New i3 Grants Will Prioritize School Integration - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Requests for applications for the two larger grant tiers for Investing in Innovation, validation and scale-up, don't include diversifying schools as a priority.

School Integration a Priority in Some, But Not All, of i3 - Inside School Research - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
The federal Education Department is opening competitions for the two highest-tiered grants for Investing in Innovation.

Mr. Duncan's Sad Legacy - Rick Hess Straight Up - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
In Shakespeare's Macbeth, when reporting that Cawdor died with honor, Malcolm observes, "Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it." It's too bad that Mr. Duncan didn't figure this out regarding his own departure from public office.

Interviews With K-12 Thought Leaders - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Read insights from some of the K-12 field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners. Education Week and Education Week Teacher have gathered years of valuable interviews reflecting some of the most pressing issues in K-12 schooling.

Falling Stars: What We Can Learn From i3 Grant Recipients Who Struggled - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
As schools in Forsyth, Ga., and Corona-Norco, Calif., discovered, educators can learn a lot even from programs that don't become superstars under Investing in Innovation.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Federal Innovation Grants - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Of the three stimulus-era marquee education-grant programs, Investing in Innovation is the only one enshrined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, though under a different name.

Investing in Innovation: An Introduction to i3 - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
The ins and outs of the main "innovation pipeline" for promising pre-K-12 programs, which received more than $1.3 billion from the U.S. Department of Education since 2009.

Hillary Clinton Wants Money to Refurbish Schools; What Are the Odds of Getting It? - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants to resurrect a program from the 1990s that provided federal funds to refurbish and repair crumbling schools.

California's Looking Like the Progressive Alternative - On California - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Unsolved problems abound, but California's looking a bit more golden these days compared with the slash-the-budget conservative states.

Inside the Lab: Neuroscientists Study the Interplay of Learning - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Check out the array of lab equipment, ranging from body sensors to functional near-infrared spectroscopy, being used to record brain and body activity as students work on learning tasks.

Leadership and the Space in Between - Leadership 360 - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Mindful leaders recognize the importance of this space and practice the power of the pause, quieting the mind, and bringing thoughts and emotions into the present.

New Data Paints Mixed Picture of Federal Turnaround Program - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Only a little more than half of schools that got a third round of School Improvement Grants improved, finds a report issued Nov. 10.

Response: Start With Goals, Not Tech Or Curriculum - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Pontus Hiort, Rebecca Blink, Leah Cleary, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, and Barbara Blackburn share their ideas on the role of tech in schools.

The Slowest Internet in Mississippi: Rural Schools Still Struggle to Get Connected - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
Rural schools are often charged outrageous rates for lousy Internet service. Can billions of federal dollars and a menu of market-based reforms fix the problem?

'Washington Gave Us Leverage': E-rate Reforms Bring Hope to Rural Schools - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
The federal effort to bring affordable high-speed Internet to all schools is already making a big difference in rural America, including one of the most disconnected districts in Mississippi.

'They Rake Us Over the Coals': Rural Schools, Telecoms Battle Over Internet Prices - Education Week

Education Week - Schools and the Stimulus - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:15
In rural and remote parts of the country, harsh geography and a lack of competition among telecoms lead to astronomical bills for many districts desperate to get their students online.
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