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Half of black children in Oregon live in poverty, new census data shows | OregonLive.com

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Half of black children in Oregon live in poverty, new census data shows

Will Charter USA “Stockpiling” in Florida be Boosted by its Friends in High Places? | Scathing Purple Musings

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Will Charter USA “Stockpiling” in Florida be Boosted by its Friends in High Places?

The Orange county school board turned down a recent Charter USA’s application largely because the group hadn’t opened the building which had been previously ok’d. Writes Lauren Wright in the Orlando Sentinel:

Last October, the Orange school board approved a Charter Schools USA application for another Renaissance school that should have opened this fall. However, it was granted a one-year deferral in March because of problems finding a site.

That delay was one reason the board rejected Renaissance’s application last month.

“Before we take a chance on a second site, I’d want to see what you can do with our students,” said board member Joie Cadle.

It smacks of stockpiling charters,”

Active Game-Based Learning « Whole Child Education

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Active Game-Based Learning

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Post submitted by Andrew Miller, an international consultant who works independently and for groups such as the Buck Institute for Education and Abeo School Change (formally known as the Small Schools Project). He has taught both online and in the brick-and-mortar setting, incorporating his core tenets of culturally responsive teaching, project-based learning, and game-based learning. Connect with Miller on Twitter @betamiller.

OK, so I am a gamer. Not that I have the time anymore, but I do venture now and again into a game, whether a first-person shooter (FPS) or role-playing video game (RPG). I am also a big promoter of Game-Based Learning (GBL) and Gamification. To clarify, GBL is when games are used to balance the learning of subject matter through gameplay with specific learning outcomes in mind. Gamification is applying the concepts of game design to learning to engage in problem solving. Again both are geared toward building student engagement and learning important content. GBL is one method that creates not only a great opportunity to engage students in content, but also keep them active.

Brain-based learning research tells us that being active in and around rigorous learning can help keep students

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A Misconception About Asian Schooling

nytimes.com - Nicholas Kristof (“When school comes first,” Views, Nov. 11) is right when he says Americans should care more about education, like people do in Asia. However, the key to building human capital is ...

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TCRecord: Article

tcrecord.org - This summer I had the pleasure of visiting DC Prep, a charter school in Washington, D.C. whose most recent class of eighth graders scored 100% proficiency in reading and math, as measured by standa...

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Video game taps into Occupy Wall Street

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Generals Offer Apology for Violent Clashes in Egypt

nytimes.com - CAIRO — Egyptian generals offered an unusual apology on Thursday for the killings of protesters in Tahrir Square, the iconic landmark of Egypt’s revolution, as violence around the huge plaza was re...

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Community groups offer plan to counter school closings

wbez.org - Nine community groups from Albany Park to Roseland Tuesday presented a “Neighborhoods Agenda for Schools,” a wide-ranging plan that calls for significant investment in struggling neighborhood schoo...

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Use of pepper spray by UC Davis police generates debate

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Occupy movements nationwide celebrate holiday

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Scott Walker's 'reforms': Fail

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