Take a look at the interesting tool created by Standard and Poor's. Using it, one can easily find how well different school districts are doing on state standardized tests and can get a visual depiction of a school's demographics. This information is marketed–in part–to parents who are moving into a new area. If someone took a look at my high school, would they think about moving to North Plainfield if they could afford not to?
The Washington Post ran an interesting article (you may need to create a guest account to view content) about a school that “challenges the assumptions of every public and private school that measures success with test scores and prizes academic rigor. It is an educational anomaly in the super-competitive Washington area: The school day here is unscripted.”The Fairhaven School, based on the
In case you missed it in March, this article from the Christian Science Monitor provides a nice overview of current activities in K-12 online learning. You will have to read to the end for the quote from TC's own Susan Lowes.
High schools need a relentless focus on the results that matter for student success in the 21st century according to The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (the Partnership). The Partnership issued a new national report, “Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform,” outlining a compelling framework for 21st century learning that focuses on the results that matter for today’s high school graduates. The report is available for free and can be downloaded here (PD...
I came across the Columbia University Medical Center's Center for Education Research and Evaluation accidentally, but was interested in some of their projects.
In particular, their Faculty Development page had a number of interesting projects on it. I liked their take on Classroom Teaching and their development ...
I thought to share the following note about the Integrated Projects Week (IPW) from my son Lu's teacher Linda Vasu (with Linda's permission), because I think that The School at Columbia is good at using the local resources as a learning community besides taking advantage of new technologies.
Each semester, the school has an Integrated Projects Week (IPW). In IPW, the kids of different grades mix, form a group of 5-6 kids each, and conduct a project with a particular theme for a whole week. Kids get to choose what themes they prefer and there are different projects, e.g., touring, drawing, c...
Columbia University to Create a New Public Secondary School Specializing in Science, Math and Engineering, in Collaboration with the City of New York
At Educause meeting, James Hilton catalogs the threats and opportunities that technology presents for higher education. more
Dr. Mark Phillipson, current Association of Research Libraries Fellow at Columbia University Libraries, has been profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/free/v51/i45/45a03501.htm) and the New York Times for his use of wikis and collaborative web sites in his courses. In his spring 2005 Romantic poetry course, Dr. Phillipson's students constructed a public wiki called the Romantic Audience Project 2 (http://ssad.bowdoin.edu:9780/snipsnap...
A new report on doctoral education calls for graduate programs to take a more public role in solving society's problems and to create clearer career paths for Ph.D.'s outside of research universities. --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/10/2005100706n.htm