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  • 74 Interview: Sal Khan on Personalized Learning, a Global Diploma, and How He’d Spend $100 million
    • See previous 74 interviews, including 2017 Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee, former education secretary John King, and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. The full archive is right here. Every founder has a startup story. Sal Khan’s, famously, starts in a closet. In fact, Khan may have one of…
    • Khan Academy, Sal Khan, students, global diploma, college degree
  • Marzano Research | Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools Reproducibles
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    • Comprehension Questions, Collaborative Teams, Marzano Research, Chapter, Reliability Schools™ Marzano
  • Yes, Elementary School Homework Is As Dumb As It Seems
    • A powerful combination of superstition and questionable research ensures young kids hit the books instead of just, you know, reading them.
    • homework, Rethinking Homework, homework efficacy, damage homework, homework packets
  • Pulling the Plug on a Personalized Learning Pilot – News
    • Like all district administrators, Dr. Ayindé Rudolph, superintendent at Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD), wants to see students …
    • district, New Classrooms, Rudolph, program, students
  • Textbook Rentals Tackle Skyrocketing Costs
    • College costs have risen by as much as 1200% in the past three decades, as tuition, books, housing, and miscellaneous fees have all skyrocketed. Those increases are coupled with shrinking incomes, at least from the standpoint of wages typically not mirroring increased inflation over the years. While a number of…
    • McGraw-Hill Education, little financial relief, students, access McGraw-Hill, price

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74 Interview: Sal Khan on Personalized Learning, a Global Diploma, and How He’d Spend $100 million

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  • Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization, has democratized access to instructional resources and fundamentally influenced how students, classroom teachers, and parents use online tools to build content knowledge and develop an understanding of academic concepts and the workings of the world around them.
  • Seventy-one percent of students surveyed reported that they enjoyed using Khan Academy, and 65 percent of teachers including 72 percent of educators in schools serving low-income communities said that Khan Academy increased their ability to help struggling students catch up.
  • Through deep partnerships with organizations like the College Board, Khan Academy has transformed how students prepare for AP and SAT exams and significantly leveled the playing field for students who cant afford expensive test prep.
  • A lot of people can learn things on Khan Academy.
  • And so I think putting the Khan Academy global diploma aside people are increasingly asking hard questions to universities.

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Marzano Research | Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools Reproducibles

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Yes, Elementary School Homework Is As Dumb As It Seems

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  • Elementary School Homework Probably Isnt Good for Kids – – – A powerful combination of superstition and questionable research ensures young kids hit the books instead of just, you know, reading them.
  • Feb 08 2018, 3:29 PM – – Share – – – – – – – Many parents are surprised to see a flood of projects and homework sent home with their kids starting as early as Kindergarten.
  • There is very little evidence to suggest that homework is anything more than a hassle when its assigned to young children.
  • Teachers and possibly schools confuse homework with rigor, Vatterott says.
  • Temple University professor, early learning researcher, and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek places an even finer point on the damage homework can do.

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Pulling the Plug on a Personalized Learning Pilot – News

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  • Among the tools the district found was Teach to One: Math (TTO), a personalized learning model by New Classrooms, a New York-based nonprofit, that adapts to a students individual skills and gaps.But the program didnt work out the way the district had hoped or planned.
  • New Classrooms then analyzes those quiz results and generates a customized learning schedule for each students next day.After gaining board and trustee approval in June 2016, the district decided to run a one-year pilot program for the 2016-2017 school year for sixth graders at the districts two middle schools, Graham…
  • This was problematic, since these results are used by the program to assess a students performance to create their next days curriculum.Unhappy ParentsTechnical issues aside, some parents werent happy with having their students spending significant time with a computerized math curriculum.
  • Our teachers and students stated that they find value in the math advisory, teacher-led instruction, virtual instruction and reinforcement, and task portions of TTO, the district letter reads.Yet the new plan was barely in effect when the district suddenly announced on Jan. 12 it would drop TTO altogether.
  • Formulating any assessment on the impact of any educational program after such a short period of time, much less one that operates so differently than a traditional classroom model, is highly unusual, New Classrooms wrote in a letter to MVWSD board after its decision to end the pilot.Rudolph says a…

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Textbook Rentals Tackle Skyrocketing Costs

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  • While a number of sources can offer prospective students a little financial relief from some of those costs, one academic publisher is helping handle the outrageous prices long associated with textbooks.
  • Two of the bookstores that the publisher will work with are Barnes and Noble and Chegg, both of which have found a niche in renting textbooks to students for a fraction of the cost of both used and new full price titles.
  • In the past, McGraw-Hill Education has also spearheaded a number of digital innovations in an effort to reduce the price of academic titles, including e-textbooks, print/digital bundled titles, smartphone apps, and more.
  • According to National Association of College Stores data, the annual cost of textbooks & course materials for students has declined 17% over the past 10 years, down from $701 to $579.
  • With the new rental program, students are expected to save as much as 70%, compared to the price of purchasing a new textbook.

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