Free First Year of College … Really

For the first time ever, any student anywhere can take top-quality courses online in every major freshman college subject, taught by professors from the most prestigious universities, that lead to full academic credit at 2,900 traditional colleges, such as Purdue, Penn State, Colorado State and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all absolutely free. There is no Read more about Free First Year of College … Really[…]

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Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning

The Carnegie Foundation has collaborated with colleagues in the University of Michigan’s School of Education and Ross School of Business to develop a massive open online course that moves aspiring and practicing educational leaders to improve learning outcomes for all students. In this course, Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning, the aim is to develop leaders’ Read more about Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning[…]

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Free Microcrentials for High School Students Preparing to become Teachers

As high school students who are preparing to become teachers develop teaching skills, they deserve recognition for their growth. Micro-credentials (or digital badges) are performance-based assessments that allow rising educators to showcase their growing skills. EdRising offers five free micro-credentials in the following topic areas: Anti-bias Instruction Classroom Culture Collaboration Formative Assessment Learner Engagement Each Read more about Free Microcrentials for High School Students Preparing to become Teachers[…]

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How Can Schools Help New Teachers?

New data show that new teachers make up a significant segment of the U.S. teaching force, making their ability to thrive (and stay) in the classroom an increasingly critical issue for schools. A new special report from Education Week explores the challenges facing new teachers and the ways schools, colleagues, and other stakeholders can better Read more about How Can Schools Help New Teachers?[…]

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Free Online Course: Learning to Dream – Education and Economic Mobility

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) is excited to announce the launch of its latest EdPolicy Leaders Online course, Learning to Dream: Education and Economic Mobility. This course explores the key components of economic mobility and how access to high quality education systems and diverse educational offerings is a key factor in ensuring all Read more about Free Online Course: Learning to Dream – Education and Economic Mobility[…]

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Free Webinar on Engaging Families in Partnership Programs to Promote Student Success

Family engagement positively affects a range of student outcomes, including grades, behavior, enrollment in higher level programs, graduation, and college attendance. REL Mid-Atlantic is offering a free webinar titled Engaging Families in Partnership Programs to Promote Student Success. During this webinar led by Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Read more about Free Webinar on Engaging Families in Partnership Programs to Promote Student Success[…]

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Woodrow Wilson Foundation Launches WW Academy for Teaching and Learning

Launching a major national effort to dramatically improve teacher preparation and to help teaching and learning practices evolve for the 21st century, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation recently announced the establishment of a new graduate school, the Woodrow Wilson Academy for Teaching and Learning (WW Academy). The WW Academy is designed to transform teacher Read more about Woodrow Wilson Foundation Launches WW Academy for Teaching and Learning[…]

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College Board, Khan Academy team up to offer free SAT prep program

The revised version of the SAT college entrance exam won’t be offered until March, but students can start preparing for it with a new, free online study program affiliated with the test. The College Board and Khan Academy are announcing a new partnership offering free online test preparation resources for students looking to take a Read more about College Board, Khan Academy team up to offer free SAT prep program[…]

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New Videos from NCTM Address Crucial Math Skills

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Hunt Institute recently collaborated on the production of a video series to enhance understanding of the mathematics skills students need to succeed in college, life and careers. Beginning with mathematics in the primary grades, “Math Voices: Educators and Mathematicians Talk About College and Career Ready Read more about New Videos from NCTM Address Crucial Math Skills[…]

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Engaged Teaching: In-Depth Strategies for Classroom Management and Student Motivation

Education Week has recently put together a new in-depth toolkit for educators that focuses on classroom management and student engagement. This unique toolkit presents resources and ideas educators need to run their classrooms smoothly and generate excitement about learning. The toolkit includes: 10 Education Week PD Webinars on improving classroom management and student engagement, including Read more about Engaged Teaching: In-Depth Strategies for Classroom Management and Student Motivation[…]

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From Pre-Fab to Personalized: How Districts Are Retooling Professional Development

Every learner is different. Nowhere is this as true as it is for teachers. Every teacher comes to the classroom with a different background, different set of skills and differences in how they learn best. Add to this complexity the fact that every teacher has a different set of students each year, all with their Read more about From Pre-Fab to Personalized: How Districts Are Retooling Professional Development[…]

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Data Privacy? Get Schooled

Data Privacy? Get Schooled is an online course for policymakers and education professionals developed by the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. It will discuss the value of education data, offer recommendations for addressing privacy concerns while promoting effective data use, and explore lessons learned from existing and emerging policies Read more about Data Privacy? Get Schooled[…]

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The University of Everywhere

Kevin Carey, director of the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation, has a new book out this month called The End of College. This book was recently featured in the Washington Post. Carey casts a sweeping, if perhaps idealistic, vision of higher education in the future. First and foremost, it is one that is Read more about The University of Everywhere[…]

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EdPolicy Leaders Online

The Foundation for Excellence in Education is launching a new initiative called EdPolicy Leaders Online, a series of free, self-paced online education reform massive open online courses (MOOCs) designed specifically for policymakers and education reform partners. The courses feature nearly 40 experts and leaders across the education landscape from superintendents to senators, parents to policymakers, Read more about EdPolicy Leaders Online[…]

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Education Policy 101 — a joint project of 50CAN and the Fordham Institute

Education Policy 101 is an innovative online course that introduces the key education policies that affect American K-12 students. It provides a comprehensive, research-based foundation for navigating current education-policy issues such as school choice, teacher quality, education finance, early childhood education and standards and accountability. Course instructors include: Martin West, Harvard Graduate School of Education Read more about Education Policy 101 — a joint project of 50CAN and the Fordham Institute[…]

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Reimagining College in 2015

Stuart Butler of the Brookings Institutions has some bold predictions for changes to higher education in coming years. He bases his predictions on signs that have become more evident in recent years, but as of yet have not significantly disturbed the four-year college education establishment. His 4 key predictions are: Tuition will begin to fall Read more about Reimagining College in 2015[…]

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