1. Sir Ken Robinson: Building a Culture of Innovation

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    http://www.educationrevolution.org - Sir Ken Robinson delivers a brand new, insightful and entertaining talk to educators at the 9th Annual AERO Conference, "Finding the Catalyst for the Education Revolution." - Join educators, parents, and organizers who think outside the box at http://www.educationrevolution.org Come to the 10th annual AERO Conference: May 23-26, near New York City! Find out more at http://www.educationrevolution.org

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    • Jia Lee - ESEA Reauthorization

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      Special Education Teacher, Jia Lee from the Earth School in NYC was invited to give testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, to discuss the re-authorization of No Child Left Behind.

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      • Let X=Student Activities!

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        When X = Student Activities, Performance Follows! Written and produced by Bob Tryanski and David Brame for the Alliance for Student Activities. The Alliance for Student Activities has created an engaging presentation that pulls together the most current research, dialogue, and thinking about the impact of co-curricular activities on student performance. The evidence is overwhelming and quite compelling. Student Activities are the missing variable in any educational reform equation. Whatever your desired educational, social, or emotional outcome, student activities are the common denominator that drives student performance. Participation in student activities increases students' standardized test scores, GPAs, graduation rates, college acceptance rates, and college success rates. It practically eliminates the likelihood that a student will choose to drop out of high school. Student activities develop core social and emotional skills while reducing high-risk behavioral problems, and long term public assistance needs. Student activities are a bargain, as the average school district spends less than 3% of their overall operating budget to support them. So, whether you are an educator, an administrator, a policy-maker, or a community member, when it comes to student activities - MAKE THE TIME, PROMOTE THE VALUE AND BECOME A CHAMPION FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES!

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        • Monty Neill-- Brief Overview of High-Stakes Testing: Problems and Solutions

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          Monty Neill, Interim Director of FairTest, presented this overview of the problems caused by high-stakes testing and pragmatic, politically do-able solutions. June 14, 2010 Teachers' Letters To Obama

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          • Learning about Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

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            Learn about the availability of Supplemental Educational Services (free tutoring) offered to eligible schools under the No Child Left Behind Act. This video is sponsored the Indiana PIRC (Parent Information and Resource Center) www.fscp.org

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            • Diane Ravitch at CTU March 12, 2011 - Part 5/5

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              Diane Ravitch speaks at a Chicago Teachers Union sponsored forum on March 12, 2011 at UIC Forum in Chicago.

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              • "No Child Left Behind, Hopefully this Time..."

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                President Barack Obama's overhaul of former President Bush's No Child Left Behind.

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                • Dr. Diane Ravitch at American University July 29th

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                  Dr. Diane Ravitch delivers a keynote address at American University on July 29th, 2011. Rita Solnet, co-founded of Parents Across America, gives the introduction.

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                  • Yong Zhao: No Child Left Behind and Global Competitiveness

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                    Yong Zhao is the University Distinguished Professor of Education at Michigan State University, where he also serves as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. He is a fellow of the International Academy for Education and currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council’s Committee to Review the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs. Zhao received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. His research interests include diffusion of innovation, teacher adoption of technology, computer assisted language learning, globalization and education, and international and comparative education. Zhao has published extensively in these areas. He has been invited to lecture on issues related to education reform, globalization, and technology in more than 10 countries. He received the 2003 Raymond B. Catell Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association. Zhao asks whether it’s sensible for American students to emulate their Asian (particularly Chinese) counterparts by adopting rigorous science and math curricula and an extended school day in order to stay “competitive” globally. While Zhao recognizes that there are fundamental problems with American public education, he praises the culture of education in this country, a culture that prizes ingenuity, entrepreneurship and individuality and celebrates personal expression for its own sake. He criticizes No Child Left Behind, asserting that standardized testing in a limited number of subjects as a way to measure performance is inadequate to meet the real challenges of the 21st century.

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                    • High-Achieving Students in the Era of NCLB

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                      Researchers Tom Loveless and Steve Farkas discuss the findings of their studies on whether No Child Left Behind, by focusing so heavily on closing the achievement gap, neglects high-achieving students. Find the study at http://www.edexcellence.net/detail/news.cfm?news_id=732&id=92.

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