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Without a college education, it becomes increasingly harder to break out or stay out of poverty. This does not surprise most people I have talked to. What does surprise them is the reality of how few young people (in the US) who start college, actually graduate within 1.5 times the stated length of those programs.
For two year colleges, 80% of young people starting a two year program won’t graduate within three years, if at all. For four year…Continue
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We have made good use of technology to engage parents in their children's learning. Below are two key developments that are proving successful.
The school has two blogs. One was set up several years ago with the support of the SSAT and the other last year by one of our ICT Leaders
(@mr_jim). The first blog enabled the whole school community to get
involved in the life of the school, it took communication to new levels
and conversation beyond the…
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DreamBox Learning creates engaging kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade math games, and they're looking for students to test the beta version of the new DreamBox 3rd grade math game coming out this spring!
This sounds like a fun…Continue
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I just participated in a conversation in Elluminate with Alfie Kohn. This was organised by Steven Anderson of The Educator's PLN.
This was an exciting talk with over 100 people in attendance, including
a classroom or 7th graders in their computer class.
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Celebrities Kids | Celebrity Obsession: Are our teens too star-struck?
Following the lives of teen celebrities such as Taylor Lautner or Miley Cyrus are part of the normal past time for the average teenager today. While on the surface this may sound like the sort of thing we'd expect a young person to be doing with their time, this behavior can also lead to some major psychological issues that have far-reaching effects. In a recent study of…
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In July of 2009, I launched The One Comment A Day Project. My mission was to promote new bloggers and bring comments to existing blogs. Initially, The One Comment A Day Project burst on to the scene with the celerity of a gazelle, however, it soon became another faded project. The members of the ning remained, however, the collaborative dialogue that…Continue
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