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Do we have an achievement gap with teachers and administrators?

Education reform is a hot topic widely debated among educational leaders around the world. I think it is safe to say we are all interested in improving the educational process to ensure the proper mental and physical development of our students. As with every controversial topic there is definitely not a shortage of opinions by teachers, administrators, parents, students, community… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on July 28, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments

College Dropouts: Realities, Myths, and Data on Why

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…

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Added by Terry Eberhart on February 28, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Ubuntu Educators Community

The world at times is a do-ocracy. Tonight I decided to create a Ning community for Ubuntu Educators. I wanted to create this community to give educators and those supporting educators a place to:



* Share ideas about how to use FOSS in the classroom

* Share success stories

* Ask questions on how to develop curriculum using FOSS



In short have a resource that discusses pedagogy. While there is a great amount of information pertaining to the more technical side of… Continue

Added by cprofitt on December 13, 2009 at 1:42pm — No Comments

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Innovation in Education is Overrated

As a society, we place a premium on innovators and entrepreneurs. They are admired, or for some revered in Business, Politics, and even Education. The reason for that bias is that innovators and entrepreneurs are scarce commodities. Most people are employees and not entrepreneurs. There is nothing wrong with that. Most people follow trends; they don’t start them. There is nothing wrong with that. Few people lead while most people follow. Again, there is nothing wrong with that. On the surface…See More
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