Educators, innovators call for earlier introduction to computer science
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/02/27/mct_pacompsci.html

First-graders read, write, and tweet in Ill. classroom
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/02/29/mct_tweeting.html

ADHD: Why the youngest students in a class are most likely to be diagnosed
http://healthland.time.com/2012/03/06/adhd-why-the-youngest-students-in-a-class-are-most-likely-to-be-diagnosed/?iid=hl-main-lede

Six reasons rewards don't work
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/reward-fraud-richard-curwin

Kinect in the classroom: Scratching the surface of potential
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2012/mar12/03-06KinectEducation.mspx

Creating a menu for reading instruction
http://www.edweek.org/tsb/articles/2012/03/01/02cafe.h05.html?tkn=RPLFR117mJ0hiXWBbDiVBAM3YkjRrmaJVW63&cmp=clp-edweek

Growing gaps bring focus on poverty's role in schooling
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/03/07/23poverty_ep.h31.html?tkn=WWXFMgcjLy9fDakawletmEPhz4J5jDyIqvwD&cmp=clp-edweek

Civil rights data offer count of Section 504 students
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2012/03/new_data_collected_by_the.html

Iowa view: Young people needed for careers in ag
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012303070044

New study finds parent engagement on rise
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/parentsandthepublic/2012/03/trending_up_new_study_finds_parent_engagement_on_rise.html

TED offers free video lessons for high school and college students
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/ted-offers-free-video-lessons-for-high-school-and-college-students/2012/03/09/gIQAuw5O6R_story.html

Seven essentials for project-based learning
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/sept10/vol68/num01/Seven_Essentials_for_Project-Based_Learning.aspx

Report on necessity of restraints, seclusion 'reckless,' advocates say
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2012/03/a_new_report_from_the_2.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2

New guidelines aim to improve teaching of civil rights history
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2012/03/the_southern_poverty_law_cente.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2

Untethered teachers: Using AppleTV in the classroom
http://www.wirededucator.com/blog/2012/03/14/untethered-teachers-using-appletv-in-the-classroom/

Oregon community schools model staying power
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/03/14/24community_ep.h31.html?tkn=OOVFSa9dhACmJbgT%2BIew8qx2tgUKR6C7%2Biyu&cmp=clp-edweek

Teaching children the value of pre-web pages
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/arts/artsspecial/for-children-lessons-in-medieval-manuscript-illumination.html?_r=2&ref=education

Singapore's 21st-century teaching strategies
http://www.edutopia.org/education-everywhere-international-singapore-video

Blended learning sports variety of approaches
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/03/15/25hybrid.h31.html?tkn=WZLFxztTqmjs08yp5xZUxjKAsKdotz4eorvf&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=TC12EWH

AT&T makes $250 million pledge to fund education programs
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2012/03/att_makes_250_million_pledge_to_fund_education_programs.html

List of what makes a good teacher - created by students
http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=4009

For engaging projects, connect learning to students’ lives
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-engagement-pbl-suzie-boss

Do's & don'ts for teaching English Language Learners
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/esl-ell-tips-ferlazzo-sypnieski

How to strengthen parent involvement and communication
http://www.edutopia.org/how-to-strengthen-parent-involvement

The poverty myth
http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-41-spring-2012/poverty-myth

Manage 'human capital' strategically
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/04/01/kappan_odden.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

 

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