By Admin - 9/17/2011 5:13:30 AM
SchoolReviewsFlorida.com would like to congratulate the following schools in Florida for achieving National Blue Ribbon status.
What is the National Blue Ribbon award?
The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students. The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds.
Blue Ribbon Schools are nationally recognized as some of America's most successful schools. The award acknowledges and validates the hard work of students, staff members, families, and communities in reaching high levels of student achievement. Moreover, Blue Ribbon Schools report a ...
By Admin - 9/16/2011 6:14:50 PM
Problems Facing American Education Ashley Boyer Burnette Wolf Hamil, PhD Graduate Assistant Associate Professor Center for Teaching and Learning Mississippi State University Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi Starkville, Mississippi ABSTRACT There are very few people who would argue about the importance of excellence in education. Problems such as teacher attrition, parental involvement, and student reading ability may hinder progress in education. They are major issues facing American education, and we as educators simply must do everything in our power to conquer them. An education is a valuable and necessary tool, and we must do everything we can to get our students to value their education. Though problems exist in education, there are always positive solutions to bring hope and success. Introduction In this day and age, there are very few people who would argue about the importance of excellence in education. An education can open doors to opportunities that woul...
By Admin - 9/15/2011 3:43:54 AM
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching. Source: TED Talks
By Admin - 9/15/2011 3:32:57 AM
The state of digital education
The education crisis:
30% of students in the U.S. fail out of high school
33% of U.S college students require remediation
46% of U.S. college students do not graduate
By Admin - 9/15/2011 3:24:58 AM
Education spending and performance in twelve countries
By Admin - 9/15/2011 3:21:13 AM
Educations Effect on Income
By Admin - 9/11/2011 11:10:43 AM
Imagine K12 is the brain child of Tim Brady, Alan Louie and Geoff Ralston all 3 veterans of Silicon Valley start ups including HP, Google and Yahoo!. The model is inspired by YCombinator a famous Silicon Valley incubator but with a educational only focus.
The program works by bringing start up founders, typically at least 2 together with angels, investors and already successful entrepreneurs together to get products to market quickly and get it in front of users whom help to establish needed feedback and real world scenario usage.
The typical incubation period is 3 months with an average investment of ~$18,000 during which the team coaches the start up founders in everything from business fundamentals to solid technical advice and even business licensing i.e. C corp, or S corp paperwork.
It is to be noted though that the incubator does not house companies but instead expect founders to work from home. Personally I think this is a bad idea, for me part of the ...
By Admin - 9/11/2011 10:17:24 AM
Inappropriate Behavior - Why Parents Dismiss it as a Phase
by James Lehman, MSW
Q: Why do parents tend to dismiss inappropriate behavior as “a phase?”
James: When a child is between 18 months and two years old, they’ll start to walk away and say "no" to their parent. The child is practicing a new skill. Parents call it a phase because eventually, the “no” goes away and the child starts to operate within the guidelines of the family. When parents see things they can’t explain, they call it a phase. Parents are very prepared to tolerate phases. But they’re not prepared to tolerate inappropriate behavior. So they label it a “phase” because that makes it easier for them to accept it.
Parents tolerate phases in adolescents in order to accommodate their kids. The sort of phase we’re talking about starts at around age twelve. There’s more testing of authority and testing of limits. You hear, “I just wanna talk to my ...
By Admin - 9/11/2011 10:08:56 AM
Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting
by James Lehman, MSW
If you and your spouse take opposing roles in dealing with your kids, you’re not alone. Many parents take on the roles of “good cop” and “bad cop” in the family. For instance, Dad is the kid’s best buddy, and mom is the nag. Or dad is strict and mom is a sympathizer.
Which “cop” is right? And should you be a cop at all?
I see two problems with the notion of good cop/bad cop parenting. First, is the very idea that somebody has to be a “cop” all the time. Parents don’t need to be cops. They simply need to be coaches and teachers for their children.
Second, what’s really happening when parents become good cops and bad cops is that the kids have learned to split their parents. The area of the split is where kids go to get out of meeting their responsibilities.
For example, Tommy goes to mom and says, “Dad’s making me clean my room before we go to the ma...
By Admin - 9/11/2011 10:06:58 AM
The Ripple Effect of Defiant Behavior: When Parents Pay the Price
by James Lehman, MSW
James Lehman, creator of The Total Transformation Program, examines the effects of acting out behavior on parents and the family, and reveals how to calm the storm in the home.
Q: A child’s behavior problems can cause disturbances in a family beyond the relationship between the parent and the child, can’t they? I’ve had friends whose marriage suffered when their child started acting out. Is that common?
James: One of the unseen costs of an acting out kid is all the different ways that the child’s behavior affects the family. Unfortunately, the effects on the family aren’t viewed by society, the courts or the school system as really relevant. So there’s not a lot of support built in for the family. They’ll determine that the family is “sick,” and then the family has to go to therapy. But I’ve met many families who were feeling the effec...