Archive for February 2015 - Page 3

    • Ethical framework for educators – the time is right

      The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification has released a Model Code of Ethics for Educators, available for public comment through March 2.

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    • Georgia next to take on College Board history test

      (Ga.) A coalition of conservative state senators with support from Georgia’s superintendent of schools have offered legislation that would reject the College Board’s revised Advanced Placement U.S. History framework, adding to the list of states denouncing it.

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    • Military instructors can join PE

      (Calif.) State officials announced on Monday adoption of new regulations allowing physical education to be taught by military drill instructors.

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    • Gateway to transitions: Person-centered planning

      Individualized transition plans must be tailored first and foremost by student interests and skills, requiring all of those involved in the process to understand and consistently utilize person-centered planning as the ITP cornerstone.

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    • Utah could train teachers to recognize dyslexia

      (Utah) Because early intervention is key to detecting and helping students with dyslexia, a state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would fund professional development and learning tools aimed at identifying and helping students with the disability.

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    • Bill would suspend high school exit exam

      (Calif.) In what might be the first of several high-profile moves to refocus the state’s K-12 student testing system in the wake of Common Core adoption, legislation was introduced late last week to suspend California’s High School Exit Examination and remove it as a condition of graduation beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

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    • PPIC: Many districts still not equipped for digital learning

      (Calif.) Most schools in the state likely have sufficient online capacity to administer this spring’s new, computer-assisted student assessments but more work is needed if they are to maximize digital learning opportunities moving forward, according to the Public Policy Institute of California.

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    • CTE program enrollment sets bar for future growth

      (N.J.) Nearly 20 percent of high school students participated in at least one career technical education program last year, according to data released in New Jersey’s School Performance Reports.

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    • Use “feeder” calculation to boost funding for some schools

      Previously the “ESEA Insider” provided guidance in compliant ranking of Title I, Part A schools and discussed provisions authorizing flexibility in skipping eligible higher poverty Title I schools for allocations to a lower poverty school.  Today’s guidance will focus on calculating the poverty percentage for schools using the “feeder pattern” method.

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    • Obama’s budget targets teacher programs

      (District of Columbia) Teacher effectiveness programs – including a new grant for states that change the way they recruit, train and retain educators – would receive several billion dollars in funding under the 2016 budget proposed this week by President Barack Obama.

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