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Education-Related Websites: October 23, 2014

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** www.coursera.org ~ This site has partnered with top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free” and covers all subjects.

** http://home.edweb.net ~ This free social and profession network offers educators an opportunity to “connect with peers, share information and best practices, spread innovative ideas, and provide professional development.”

** www.pinterest.com/teachers ~ This, as it says, is a “pinspiring place for teachers to find and share creative ideas.”

Education Facts: October 22, 2014

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1) According to a PDK/Gallup poll, 70% of respondents said teachers should spend at least a year training under the guidance of a certified colleague, and 60% said entrance requirements for teacher training programs should be more rigorous.

2) In that same poll, 50% opposed and 49% supported providing free public education benefits to the children of illegal immigrants.

3) The National School Lunch Program feeds 3 million students and costs nearly $12 billion annually.

4) A recent study by the National School Nutrition Association found that 81.2% of surveyed schools said there’s been an increase in tossed food since the new nutrition standards went into effect 2 years ago.

5) A University of California study found that 11% of middle schoolers were frequently bullied, 29% were occasionally verbally or physically bullied, 10% were victims of traditional bullying and cyberbullying, and 50% were infrequent victims.