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Student Success: Supporting Articles Validating the need for Student Success, Part 2 of 5

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The Education Reform Challenge Question: What should we do to create a strong US education system that works for all, that improves student outcomes and enables our country to regain its leadership position in the field of education?

My Submitted, Proposed, Education Reform Solution; Your comments are encouraged

Most ed-tech startups suck! Here’s where they’re going wrong. Reynol Junco is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Reimagining Learning: Richard Culatta
Richard Culatta is the Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the US Department of Education
Fixing Schools
Katherine Merseth of the Harvard Grad School of Ed

Learning Strategies in 2012+

Building Motivation, Instilling Grit: The Necessity of Mastery-Based, Digital Learning

Find out what the experts are suggesting for advanced, individual, deep, long term, learning, transfer and application

Education Reform: Compiled by Tom McDonald, McDonald Sales and Marketing, LLC

29. US Department of Education

30. Chicago Study Finds Mixed Results for AVID Program

31. Tennessee Teachers Find It Hard To Make The Grade

32. Chicago Teachers’ Strike Hurts our Kids

33. iPads and Computer Tablets in the Classroom

34. Study finds Pittsburgh principals in classrooms more often

35. California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)

36. Beneath Strife in Chicago, a School District’s Financial Tailspin

37. Requests for a Better Educational System:

38. Movies:

39. The 10 most educated countries in the world

40. Report: Most Michigan Teachers Ace Reviews

41. Education Dept. OKs New Comprehensive Centers for Districts

42. $250M investment aims to boost graduation with ed tech

43. U.S. makes modest gains in graduation rates

44. Door to door for student success

45. Universities Must Adapt or Die in the eLearning World

46. Digital Learning – Report: Federal action needed to expand digital learning

47. Former El Paso school chief gets over 3 years in test scandal

48. Educational Technology: Two Models for Educational Technology

49. Education Reform – Study: Online Learning Outcomes Similar to Classroom Results

50. Eight economic facts about education

51. Report: Some Oregon schools improve, others persist in failure

52. Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking National Education Policy Center


54. We Need to Disrupt Education, Now

55. Education Reform: Reading Program Ineffective for Students

56. Va. adopts 6-year plan to close math achievement gap

57. Social Academy for self learners aims to Revolutionize Education

58. Pittsburgh schools facing major budget crisis

59. Bill Gates On Why American Colleges Have To Change

60. North Carolina Virtual Public School – Raleigh

61. Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity ( 13,315,018+Views)

62. The most educated nations of the world

63. Converge: 2012 Digital yearbook

64. Ed. Dept. Analysis Paints Mixed Picture of SIG Program

65. “The Nation’s Schools Are Stepping Up to Higher Standards,” (Alliance for Excellent Education; November 2012)

66. School Reform for Realists

67. Arthur Levine: The Suburban Education Gap

68. Digital

69. Higher Education: Balancing Integrity, Corporate America And The Global Dimension

70. Illiteracy In America: Reading, Writing, And Unemployment

71. Study Questions Benefits of Inclusion for Autism

72. Data for Action 2012: Focus on People to Change Data Culture

73. New Graduation Rate Data Show Large Achievement Gaps

74. Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching

75. Report Finds Economic Success Hinges on Education Equity

76. Best Education In The World: Finland, South Korea Top Country Rankings, U.S. Rated Average

77. American Universities Represent Declining Value for Money to their Students

78. Study: More Churn at the Top in Large Districts

79. NAEP Data on Vocabulary Achievement Show Same Gaps

80. Students Who Struggle Early Rarely Catch Up, Study Says

81. MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses)

82. Education to employment: Designing a system that works – McKinsey&Company – McKinsey on Society

83. English Language Learners (ELL):

84. Dropout Nation

85. Strength in Numbers: State Spending on K-12 Assessment Systems – Brookings

86. Comparing Private Schools and Public Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling – Research from US DOE

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