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Obama Administration Releases NCLB Waiver Proposal
posted by: Colin | September 26, 2011, 10:28 am   

With reauthorization of No Child Left Behind taking much longer than expected, President Obama today announced that his administration will begin to allow targeted waivers to individual states to provide regulatory relief under the current federal system with caveats to include levels of accountability.
Five characteristics to evaluate yourself as an effective 21st-century educator
posted by: Colin | September 22, 2011, 10:28 am   

>> Originally posted by Jill on the AAE Blog:

We are regularly reminded that our students are 21st century learners. We know that we need to be infusing them with 21st century skills. And don't forget that all of this is because the 21st century job market and 21st century technology demand a different kind of worker, a different kind of thinking. But here is a little food for thought: who is teaching these little digital natives? Obviously, we the teachers have a good hand in that education. So how would you rate yourself as a 21st century educator?
Department of Education Study Sheds Light on New Teacher Workforce
posted by: Colin | September 20, 2011, 10:28 am   

One thing on which everyone in the education community can agree is the fact that effective teachers are the key to the overall success of our school system. In light of this consensus, the Department of Education has spent the past several years studying the behavior of new teachers and their career paths, of which the findings were released last week in an ongoing study. In an effort to understand the typical career journey of a new educator, the study tracks 2,000 teachers as they begin their teaching careers and follows their behavior patterns as they continue in both elementary and secondary settings.
Virtual Education on the Rise
posted by: Colin | September 13, 2011, 09:02 am   

With back-to-school season in full swing, this school year's increase in virtual education programs is noticeable almost nationwide. Currently, 40 states offer or sanction some type of online education for their students, with other states considering proposals ever legislation session. As we look forward to closing achievement gaps in the years ahead, virtual education advocates are calling online learning a solution for students and teachers alike.
iPad Catching on as Education Tool
posted by: Colin | September 12, 2011, 10:28 am   

Apple's innovative tablet computer, the iPad, has been on the market less than two years yet it is already making a splash on the education scene. Since its introduction, the touch-screen device has been purchased for use in thousands of public school classrooms and is being hailed as a convenient, hands-on alternative to traditional desk-top computers for students of all ages and skill levels.
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