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June 26-28, 2015
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2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2628, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

Invest in the power of great instruction and learn how to leverage it in classrooms and school districts.

 

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December 2012 | Volume 54 | Number 12
Rethinking Teacher Evaluation

Mining the Research

Matthew Swift

  • Out of Print: Reimaging the K–12 Textbook in a Digital Age. State Educational Technology Directors Association. This study concludes that all schools should try and move to an all-digital learning format by 2017. While acknowledging that there are barriers, policy and otherwise, to get there, the study offers different suggestions to make this transition.
  • Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011 and Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2011–2012. National Center for Education Statistics. According to this report, students should not be wary of attending a private or public college based on price. After receiving financial assistance, the average cost of a public university drops from over $17,000 to around $11,000, and the cost of a private school drops from $34,000 to around $19,800.
  • Tuna Surprise: Mercury in School Lunches. Risk Management Advice for Schools and Parents. Mercury Policy Project (August 2012). This reports states that students should eat tuna only one to two times a month with their school lunches because of mercury contained in the fish that can sicken students and cause cognitive, attention, and other disorders that affect their learning abilities.

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