You can't have a conversation about education reform these days without, at some point, hearing the words "personalization" and "engagement." What do they really mean? Here to explain is George Wood, superintendent and secondary school principal at the Federal Hocking Local School District in Stewart, Ohio. He is also the executive director of the Forum for Education and Democracy and chair of the board for the Coalition of Essential Schools. This appeared on the forum's blog.
Teachers in Florida filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday, claiming the state’s new teacher evaluation system is unfair because it partly rates their job performance on test scores of students they don’t know and subjects they don’t teach.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q's About the News | Explosions Kill Two and Injure Dozens at Boston Marathon
(Update: BU identifies student killed at marathon)
Boston University officials have identified one of the three people killed in Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon as a graduate student from China attending the school. Another BU grad student was injured and remained at a Boston hospital.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: Lesson Plan | Cyberwar: How Digital Threats Are Redefining National Security
In the hours after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing at least three and injuring more than 170, college administrators across the country frantically rushed to check the whereabouts of students and staff at the race. Several college newspapers kept running lists of participants and spectators with ties to their schools who had been safely located.Read full article >>