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How Technology is Transforming Universities

An interesting article on how technology is transforming universities.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/could-many-universities-follow-borders-bookstores-into-oblivion/35711

How can we creatively increase the ways we communicate in our network while maintaining a highly relational approach?

Added by Dale Nienow on March 30, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

A 13-Year-Old's Slavery Analogy Raises Some Uncomfortable Truths in School

Great article about a courageous girl who took a critical look at her own education and shared it with others in power.  Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like those she shared it with knew how to react to her criticism in a positive way.

The article is called: "…

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Added by steve stapleton on March 7, 2012 at 9:59am — 4 Comments

Wanted in Seattle classrooms: more teachers of color

This article appeared in the Seattle Time February 10, 2012.  Based on the chart in image 3 on the right, the issue isn't unique to Seattle.  Kudos to the Edgar Martinez Foundation for taking this on locally, and to the Community Learning Exchange partners for recognizing the issue on a national level.…

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Added by steve stapleton on February 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Are you open-minded?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T69TOuqaqXI

Added by Melissa Hamasaki on January 10, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

LIVE BLOGGING FROM THE CENTRAL TEXAS CLE - PART 3

FINAL EDITION

And it's all over but the shouting!

What an amazing event!  Sorry for not getting back to blogging yesterday, was tied up with all the amazing travel and experiences.  Sometimes you have to take off your writers hat and settle down as a participant.

So here we are: Sunday morning.  Seeing people back to the airport, saying goodbye, planning for the next one.

Yesterday, we had some incredible site visits in San Marcos and Austin.  Folks got the chance…

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Added by Lee Francis on January 8, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

LIVE BLOGGING FROM THE CENTRAL TEXAS CLE - Part 2

Day Two

Begins with a breakfast taco and set up for the day.  

Last night we had an amazing evening and it was great to see everyone talking and connecting even after the event.  A few teams hit the town, some headed back to the hotel.  Our local team closed up shop and debriefed about the day.

Sunrise this morning was excellent and I am anticipating a beautiful day to continue the work.

This morning we outlined the process and set the space.  Dale and Monica…

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Added by Lee Francis on January 6, 2012 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

LIVE BLOGGING FROM THE CENTRAL TEXAS CLE

Night One

 

Here we are.  An amazingly beautiful evening in San Marcos, Texas.  Right on the main square.

 

After several months of planning and one hectic afternoon, we kick off the Central Texas CLE with a wonderful group of people from all across the country.  This gathering we are representing 14 different sites and over 65 people.  Some old friends, some new faces.  Everyone here to experience and learn from one another.

 

That is what we must…

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Added by Lee Francis on January 5, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

A school with an 85% pass rate on state tests is deemed a failing school under No Child Left Behind

In a Standardized Era, a Creative School Is Forced to Be More So

 

Cheryl Senter for The New York Times

Linda Rief says teachers' faith in themselves "has been turned aside" by standardized testing.

By MICHAEL WINERIP

Published: October 30, 2011

DURHAM, N.H. — Every spring,…

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Added by Dale Nienow on November 1, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments

What can we learn about leadership from Occupy Wall Street?

This is a blog from Jessica Lipnack about leadership and the Occupy Wall Street movement.  It offers some insights for the Community Learning Exchange network.

 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Occupying leadership #occupy

Without making the media the story here since the media has this recursive, repetitive pattern when it can't make sense of a story... a few words about leadership and Occupy.

Google "leadership occupy Wall Street" and you'll…

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Added by Dale Nienow on October 20, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

2011 National Opportunity to Learn Campaign National Summit

The National Opportunity to Learn Campaign (http://www.otlcampaign.org/) is  hosting a national summit in Washington, DC Dec. 8-10, 2011. I plan to attend. This year's theme is one that many of you can relate to: Uniting Communities for Education Justice and Action.  You can register for the summit at the following website: http://www.otlcampaign.org/summit

Added by S. Kwesi Rollins on October 17, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Check out John Merrow's latest blog: "Be Careful What Your Wish For"

I don't always agree with Merrow, but he tries to be fair (and balanced:).  Anyway, he calls for "new narratives" so I had to share:

 

I hear folks on the right calling for vouchers.  Hello, have they thought that through?  And what about the lefties who want 'individual education plans' for ALL children?  Hello, have they imagined what that could lead to?   We desperately need a new narrative when we talk about public schools.  My thoughts here:…

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Added by S. Kwesi Rollins on October 13, 2011 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

An Invitation to Visit the New IPCR Website Discussion Forum



The website of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative now has a Discussion Forum.  The IPCR Discussion Forum can be accessed from any IPCR website page at www.ipcri.net  and also at http://ipcrdiscussionforum.proboards.com/index.cgi . The Discussion Forum is from ProBoards (at www.proboards.com ).  The…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on September 19, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

Draft: IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011—Section #3 “The End of 'Cheap Energy' (Peak Oil)"



In a previous post titled “Draft ‘IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011’—Sharing Table of Contents, Seeking Input (July 6, 2011, at the Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative website, and other sites), I provided some information about my current project (“IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011”).  While there is still much work left to do to realize the potential of this project, one section is close enough to completion to share (Section 3 “The…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on September 5, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

SAVE PELL DAY

July 25, 2011 is Save Pell Day, an online day of action to tell Washington that America can't afford to balance the federal budget on the backs of college students . If you agree that no student who is eligible for college should be denied access on the basis of financial need, please support the national campaign to save the Pell Grant program.

Pell Grants have been helping students for more than 30 years. In 2012, nearly 10 million students are expected to receive…

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Added by Cheryl D. Fields on July 25, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

Teachers Cheating and Incentives

Teachers cheating and Incentives

Blog by Dan Ariely
Jul 19

In recent years there seems to have been a surge in academic dishonesty across many high schools (…

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Added by Dale Nienow on July 20, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

Today is Nelson Mandela Day

Today is Nelson Mandela day and also his 93rd birthday.  People arouind the world have been encouraged to honor him by doing 67 minutes of service in remembrance of his 67 years of fighting aparthied in South Africa and to build a better nation.  There's a website where you can send letters to him that's very inspiring: www.letterstomandela.org 

Added by S. Kwesi Rollins on July 18, 2011 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

Union Chief Faults School Reform From ‘On High’

From the New York Times.

Union Chief Faults School Reform From ‘On High’

WASHINGTON — Amid one of the most contentious periods in recent memory for teachers’…

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Added by Dale Nienow on July 13, 2011 at 8:14am — No Comments

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