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Education-Related Websites to Visit: September 18, 2014

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*** http://educatorlabs.org ~ This site, made up of school librarians and media specialists, helps teachers “discover valuable classroom resources, including the lesson plans you need.”

*** www.bing.com/classroom ~ This site provides “an ad-free, kid-friendly search experience,” along with digital literacy lessons.

*** www.pbs/kenburns ~ The famous filmmaker offers up history-related documentaries, all helping answer who we are as Americans.

 

Education-Related Facts: September 17, 2014

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1) About 50,000 immigrant children are starting school; under federal law, they are entitled to a free public education regardless of immigrant status.

2) Finds Whiteboard Advisers, 72% of surveyed “key education influentials” agree that Congress won’t reauthorize the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

3) According to an Education Next poll, 40% of teachers say they oppose the Common Core, three times more than in 2013; 53% of the public now approves of them.

4) Less than 25% of teachers surveyed by the Education Week Research Center say they are “prepared” or “well-prepared” to teach the Common Core Standards to English-language learners.

5) A recent survey of school superintendents found that about 50% of them want to reduce expulsions and out-of-school suspensions, but say, if they did, 72% would expect push back from teachers and 57% would expect that from principals.