Education News, 2012

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December 19, 2012 - Using "Narrative Feedback" Instead of Grades - Students Won't "[P]erceive it as a reward or a punishment."

December 17, 2012 - Mississippi: Common Core "gets away from basic recall of facts...[t]here's not just one correct answer."

December 7, 2012 - Ride Over the Fiscal Cliff Could Result in up to $16 Billion in Federal Education Spending Cuts

November 28, 2012 - Discovery in Government Schools: Graduation Rates Are Lower, Achievement Gaps HIgher, Than Previously Thought.

November 27, 2012 - Key to Developing Composition Skills - Brief, Daily Writing Assignments

November 17, 2012 - "Digital Technologies Are Creating an Easily Distracted Generation with Short Attention Spans."

November 15, 2012 - Flipped Instruction - With an Interesting Twist

November 14, 2012 - Public Educators Use Sandy As Pretext for Increased "Climate Change" Education

November 2, 2012 - Increased Federal Education Spending Is Counterproductive

October 3, 2012 - School Board Having Second Thoughts About Purchase of iPads

October 1, 2012 - Merit Pay for DC Principals

September 28, 2012 - Will Modern Technology Render Age-Grouping a Thing of the Past?

September 27, 2012 - iPads in the Classroom - 20% Get Broken

September 17, 2012 - One in Four High School Students Proficient in Writing Skills

September 7, 2012 - Can iPads in the Classroom Help to Close the Achievement Gap?

August 21, 2012 - Despite Big Federal Stimulus Bucks - 300,000 Education Jobs Lost Since '09

August 21, 2012 - "Coolest Schools" List Criteria Includes "Out of the Box" Teaching Methods

August 15, 2012 - Khan Academy Adds Lessons in Computer Science

August 7, 2012 - Rethinking "Flipped" Classrooms

August 6, 2012 - "Flipped" Faculty Meetings

August 3, 2012 - Why Education Standards Fail

July 19, 2012 - NEA Tries to Retool in the Face of Large Membership Decrease

July 18, 2012 - "Personalizing Flipped Engagement"

July 6, 2012 - Virginia Gets NCLB Waiver from Feds - Without Adopting the Common Core

July 5, 2012 - Settlement Reached in Giles County, VA, Public School 10 Commandments Case

July 3, 2012 - Teenager Claims Student Apathy Is Big Problem in Public Schools

July 2, 2012 - Professor Identifies "iDisorders," Offers Remedies

June 28, 2012 - Are Classroom Lectures a Thing of the Past?

June 26, 2012 - Teacher: Blogging Should Replace the Essay in English Classrooms

June 22, 2012 - Virtual Dissections to Arrive in Florida Biology Classes

June 14, 2012 - Fairfax County, VA, School Board Considers Later Start to the School Day; High Schoolers Need More Sleep!

June 11, 2012 - Educators Suggest Replacing "High-Stakes Testing" with "No-Stakes Testing"

June 2, 2012 - Louisiana Enacts Boldest School Choice Law in America

June 1, 2012 - Fairfax County Schools Change Policy Forbidding Religious Community Service

May 31, 2012 - Wisconsin School District Offers Free Meals for Students Who "Might Go Hungry During the Summer"

May 24, 2012 - Do Anti-Bullying Campaigns Stifle Free Speech?

May 23, 2012 - Maryland Public School Students Study "Climate Change"

May 22, 2012 - "Six-year High School" Plans to Award Associate Degrees

May 21, 2012 - Texas School District - Parents Owe $25,000 in Unpaid School Meals

May 14, 2012 - Obama's Education Department Disapproves Wisconsin's NCLB Waiver Request

May 9, 2012 - "Gender Gap" Increasing in the Teaching Profession

May 8, 2012 - Kentucky Eliminates Own Standards in Favor of Common Core

May 7, 2012 - Percentage of Students Failing AP Exams Is Rising

April 20, 2012 - Consultants Receiving Large Share of Race to the Top Funding

April 4, 2012 - New Giant IBM Computers Will Try to Learn about the "Bing Bang"

April 2, 2012 - Number of "Flipped" Classrooms Is Growing

January 17, 2012 - The Teaching of "Climate Change" and of Evolution Go Hand in Hand.

January 11, 2012 - Victory for Religious Freedom in the U. S. Supreme Court!

January 8, 2012 - Obamacare Forces Christian Colleges to Provide Health Plans That Cover Abortions

January 7, 2012 - Heritage Foundation Releases List of Top Ten Education Stories from the Past Year

January 6, 2012 - Study Links Higher Standardized Test Scores to Many Long-Term Benefits for Students

January 5, 2012 - Groups Work to Establish "Common Assessments" to Go with the Common Core