This Week @DonnellKay - Slow & Steady into July
June came to a close quietly, and July promises to be just as slow here at Donnell-Kay. It seems a lot of ed reformers are on vacation, along with much of the school world. But slow still means steady here in the office, where we’re taking the opportunity to get plenty of work done!
What we’re working on…
MindShift KQED: Teachers and parents now have a huge multimedia resource to help educate kids about a wide range of subjects. It’s called PBS LearningMedia, and it’s a treasure trove of high-quality content from public broadcasting stations from around the country.
EdWeek’s Digital Education blog: Among its findings, the “Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update” reports that two in five students believe online classes are an essential component to education, and that administrators’ concerns about funding online courses are (slowly) fading, while concerns about evaluating quality of online courses is rising.
MTV’s starting a new series about high school dropouts, a la “16 and Pregnant.”
CHARTERS & SCHOOL CHOICE
What we’re reading…
Happy 4th of July!