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What happens when public-school students are promised a college education

LeGower and Walsh also looked at property values within a subset of eight cities where housing data was available. Within three years of a promise announcement there, they found, housing prices in the neighborhoods around the best-performing public schools increased by 7 to 12 percent (or as much as about $20,500). This suggests that families who could afford to were paying a premium to access the scholarships.
Why would that matter for the overall impact of these programs? “This could have the effect,” LeGower and Walsh write, “of contributing to further inequality in educational outcomes if the high-income households attracted by Promise programs are exclusively attending already high-quality schools.”
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What happens when public-school students are promised a college education

LeGower and Walsh also looked at property values within a subset of eight cities where housing data was available. Within three years of a promise announcement there, they found, housing prices in the neighborhoods around the best-performing public schools increased by 7 to 12 percent (or as much as about $20,500). This suggests that families who could afford to were paying a premium to access the scholarships.

Why would that matter for the overall impact of these programs? “This could have the effect,” LeGower and Walsh write, “of contributing to further inequality in educational outcomes if the high-income households attracted by Promise programs are exclusively attending already high-quality schools.”

Tales From the Classroom: The Importance of Time Management 

During my first two years of teaching, it seemed as if I had no personal life. The demands of learning the craft required so much of my time and energy that I would often work 12 to 15 hours a day, with little energy or free time left over. I felt stressed and personally unfulfilled. I started to question whether teaching was a viable career for me.
 This year—my third—I decided that things would be different.

Read how…  
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Tales From the Classroom: The Importance of Time Management

During my first two years of teaching, it seemed as if I had no personal life. The demands of learning the craft required so much of my time and energy that I would often work 12 to 15 hours a day, with little energy or free time left over. I felt stressed and personally unfulfilled. I started to question whether teaching was a viable career for me.

This year—my third—I decided that things would be different.

Read how…  

image via flickr:CC | Flotographic Arts

Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

America may have a shot at rejoining the world’s most educated nations by 2025, according to a report released Monday by the Lumina Foundation. 
The Indianapolis-based foundation’s annual report finds some encouraging data to counter the familiar story of a nation that is famed for its colleges and universities but trails many other countries when it comes to the percentage of people with a degree beyond high school.
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Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

America may have a shot at rejoining the world’s most educated nations by 2025, according to a report released Monday by the Lumina Foundation.

The Indianapolis-based foundation’s annual report finds some encouraging data to counter the familiar story of a nation that is famed for its colleges and universities but trails many other countries when it comes to the percentage of people with a degree beyond high school.

Competency Based Teacher Preparation

As calls for improving achievement and increasing personalization of student learning echo across the nation, new professional development learning models are creating the potential for personalized preparation pathways for teachers. 
Teacher preparation and professional learning should evolve similarly in order to offer teacher control over time, place, path and/or pace; balanced goals; meaningful integration and competency-based progression.
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Competency Based Teacher Preparation

As calls for improving achievement and increasing personalization of student learning echo across the nation, new professional development learning models are creating the potential for personalized preparation pathways for teachers.

Teacher preparation and professional learning should evolve similarly in order to offer teacher control over time, place, path and/or pace; balanced goals; meaningful integration and competency-based progression.

7 Sites for Helping Students Learn About Wildlife

Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22nd. This week before Earth Day is a good time for lessons about the wildlife that can benefit from the conservation efforts promoted through Earth Day. 

Arkive.org
Polar Bears International
WWF Together
Explore.org
Wild Earth 
WWF Wildfinder
NOAA’s Games Planet Arcade 
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7 Sites for Helping Students Learn About Wildlife

Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22nd. This week before Earth Day is a good time for lessons about the wildlife that can benefit from the conservation efforts promoted through Earth Day.

  1. Arkive.org
  2. Polar Bears International
  3. WWF Together
  4. Explore.org
  5. Wild Earth
  6. WWF Wildfinder
  7. NOAA’s Games Planet Arcade

image via flickr:CC | Cowgirl111

Students don’t need a ‘voice.’ Here’s what they really need.

When they say, “Let’s give students a voice,” they mean, “let’s give them a seat at school board meetings.” 
That’s not what they need. They need a lot more. We need to give them a pen and a microphone and a hammer and a shovel and a chalkboard. We need to give them a classroom and an audience and blank sheet that says “curriculum” at the top. We need to give them a budget and a building.

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Students don’t need a ‘voice.’ Here’s what they really need.

When they say, “Let’s give students a voice,” they mean, “let’s give them a seat at school board meetings.”

That’s not what they need. They need a lot more. We need to give them a pen and a microphone and a hammer and a shovel and a chalkboard. We need to give them a classroom and an audience and blank sheet that says “curriculum” at the top. We need to give them a budget and a building.

image via flickr:CC | mikefisher821