Monthly Archives: March 2010

Connected Teaching

(Cross posted to the PLP Blog.) To me, at least, one of the most interesting phrases used in the new National Educational Technology Plan was this: “…using technology to help build the capacity of educators by enabling a shift to a model of connected teaching.” Obviously, this implies much more than being “connected” in the … Continue reading

New York loses in first round of Race to the Top; will reapply

New York State lost out on $700 million in federal Race to the Top money today, placing second to last and beating only the District of Columbia among the 16 finalists. Only two states, Delaware and Tennessee, won in the initial phase of competition for the coveted federal grants. New York was not widely expected … Continue reading

Rise & Shine: Classroom spending could drop by 3.3 percent

A judge ruled the city’s bid to close 19 schools illegal. (GothamSchools, Post, Daily News, Times, NY1) The Post says the ruling that the closures weren’t decided legally is “nitpicking.” The Daily News laments that the ruling reflects a win for the teachers union. Spending on classroom instruction could fall by about 3 percent this year, according to the … Continue reading