- Chinese food wasnt enough to get NYC Educator to campaign for Bill Thompson.
- Inside a charter schools first-year teacher training, by the author of this GS post.
- Gallup poll: The longer teachers stay in the classroom, the less engaged they become.
- Inside one of the lesson plans of the IS 318 chess teacher Paul Tough profiled.
- One of those made-for-viral you know you are an X when lists — for education reform.
- In a survey, early childhood educators said students dont have enough time to explore.
- A common standards booster says about 10 percent of schools dont need them.
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I’ve been out of high school for four years now, and even while I was in high school, I was fascinated by it – the cliques, the mood swings, the drama, I was a fan of it all. I still am. Why else would I choose to write young adult fiction? I love trying to analyze all of the things that teens have to go through. And I love the irony that the toughest thing about high school is not even the homework.
But what is the toughest thing? What makes it so hard to survive those four years? I think I’ve found the answer. People will constantly look at each other, wanting to hold onto the idea of them they last had. For example, my sister is seventeen and my family is still convinced that she loves Spongebob Squarepants. ThatHigh School, School
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Ive been studying the impact of MOOCs and other disruptive innovation delicacies for some time now. In May 2012, I suggested that MOOCs could be great branding and marketing vehicules. Last February, I explained why your academic program web pages matter more than ever in this new context.
What is happening is fascinating and scary at the same time.
While higher education is getting disrupted big time, it often feels as if higher ed professionals still operate on the business as usual assumption in most universities and colleges.
Things are changing very quickly right now. Some changes might be hype, but not all of it is.
Yet, it seems that most institutions are still in denial.
I heard many (good and not so good) things about Jeffrey Selingos book, College (Un)bound, earlier this year.
So, I decided to read it and see for myself.
It just takes a handshake, a signature on a form, or slamming of the breaks. A split second, that’s all the time necessary to change our lives.
Sometimes, the change is positive: a new job, the birth of a child, or beginning college.
Maybe it was the “ah-hah!” moment when you discovered your life calling.
At other times, our life takes a drastic turn at a devastating event: illness, injury, unemployment, or the loss of a loved one.
These moments shape our lives.
At CollegePlus, we want to hear about your life changing experience, and offer you the opportunity to embark on another life changing journey.
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Our theme for the 2013 scholarship contest is “One Thing.” The one thing that made a huge impact in your life.
Whether it was a mission trip, a conversation with your mom, an internship, or an injury or illness, we want to hear about the one experience that made a profound difference in your life!
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The grand prize is a full-ride college scholarship. But that’s
This summer, middle school students will experience the thrill of flight firsthand through Air Camp in Dayton. Students and parents alike describe Air Camp as “awesome!” Educators appreciate the hands-on opportunity for students to learn about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics of aviation and aeronautics.
Air Camp introduces students to aviation through exciting, non-stop activities – from piloting UAVs to flying a plane, from 3-D visualization exercises to aircraft design and wind tunnel testing. Students are housed on the University of Dayton campus and travel to the one-of-a-kind aviation resources in the Dayton region – from the place where the Wright Brothers invented flight to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Applications for Air Camp 2013 will be accepted online starting February 15 for sessions to be held June 16 to 21, July 7 to 12, and July 21 to 26. We encourage students entering grades 7 through 9 in the fall of 2013 to apply early, as spaces fill quickly. To learn m Read more…Tags: Middle School, Middle School Students, School Students, Students
Marymount California University, a Catholic college based in Rancho Palos Verdes, has a new executive director for its Waterfront Campus in San Pedro.
The new executive, Thomas Mead, formerly served as director of student services and operations at the University of Phoenix, a for-profit college that specializes in online education.
Mead, who officially assumes the leadership position today, will be responsible for campus operations on West Sixth Steet and at the John M. and Muriel Olguin Campus of San Pedro High School.
He has an MBA and masters of adult education and training from University of Phoenix. He and his family reside in San Pedro.
The college also has a new director for its new high school site program that will launch in the fall.California University, Marymount California, Marymount California University, University