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Friday, October 24, 2014

5 Ways to Prevent K-12 School Violence

The Huffington Post – Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

“School violence, when it occurs, has a high impact on schools and communities where the incident takes place. As with many problems in K-12 schools, thinking ahead and putting preventative policies in place can make a difference in the amount of violence experienced. Here are five of the most important ways to turn the tide on school violence:” (more)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It’s Time To Rethink Our Use Of Technology In Schools

Forbes – Nick Morrison

“Probably the biggest change in education over the last few decades has been the introduction of new technology. But what difference does it really make?…It is not the technology that makes a difference, it is the teachers.” (more)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

‘Science gives children the skills to ask the right questions of society’

The Telegraph – Maggie Dallman

” If we can inspire children to ask ‘how’, they stand poised to gain so much; including the life skills to make the right connections to solve problems, says Prof Maggie Dallman.” (more)

Multicultural classroom: Educators encourage foreign language courses in changing times

Lubbock Online – Josie Musico

“Texas graduation requirements include two years of a foreign language. Taking more than that as electives, though, is never a bad idea, say administrators..” (more)

One school puts its mark on Maker Movement

E-School News – Jane Roberts

“The creative, tinkering brain atrophied, and quite logically, people began to think they couldn’t solve the problems they see in the world, says Leigh Mansberg, assistant head at St. Mary’s Episcopal School.” (more)

The Country’s Newest Education Entrepreneurs Congregate in New Orleans

Forbes – Adrianna Lopez

“The diverse group of individuals, who hail from all over the country, will spend one month in New Orleans during a three month accelerator program designed to take their companies to the next level. The remainder of the programing will be conducted remotely.” (more)

The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

NPR – Steve Drummond

“If you’re a 12th-grader right now in the Los Angeles schools, that means you probably started kindergarten back in 2001. It also means that, as of this week, you’ve seen four superintendents come and go.” (more)

Learning from Live Theater

Education Next – Jay P. Greene, Collin Hitt, Anne Kraybill and Cari A. Bogulski

“The nature of culturally enriching field trips is that they are often to places that students don’t yet know they might enjoy. In a previous study, we examined the impact of field trips to an art museum. We found significant benefits in the form of knowledge, future cultural consumption, tolerance, historical empathy, and critical thinking for students assigned by lottery to visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (see “The Educational Value of Field Trips,” research, Winter 2014).” (more)

A New Breed of Journalism

Education Next – Michael J. Petrilli

“The conventional wisdom is that the news business is in a death spiral, taking with it serious reporting about all manner of public policy issues. But all hope is not lost, for there’s been a recent, and in my view, surprising revival of education reporting, a resurrection driven by a new breed of journalism (see Figure 1).” (more)

Deborah Meaden: lessons in entrepreneurship have to start early at school

The Telegraph – Josie Gurney-Read

” Lessons in entrepreneurship need to be embedded in the curriculum from an early age so school pupils believe becoming an entrepreneur is an option, the star of BBC’s Dragon’s Den has said.” (more)