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Weekly Web Wanderings (weekly)

Posted on: September 28, 2013

  • Last October, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) published a blog post entitled “Granting Administrative Flexibility for Better Measures of Success,” in which we solicited recommendations for proposals that could help reduce the burden of time- and-effort reporting required under 2 C.F.R. Part 225 (formerly Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-87). Although time-and-effort reporting is important in ensuring that Federal program funds are used to pay only their proportionate share of personnel costs, State and local educational agencies have repeatedly expressed concerns that the documentation requirements are overly burdensome. Thus, we were particularly interested in ideas that could reduce this burden while also ensuring that the overall objective of time-and-effort reporting continues to be met.

    tags: Title_I compliance

  • tags: michigan poetry

  • tags: Title_I summer

  • Fourth-grade students make meaningful contributions to science through the nationwide NatureMapping program.

    tags: science technology edutopia

  • tags: statistics data data_analysis research

  • Well, it’s official, you can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as an important source of information for scholarly work. Of course, it warrants a discussion with students about when to cite tweets. For example, citing a person’s opinion in a paper is important, but citing a person’s tweet as a factual basis for an argument doesn’t hold up nearly as well!

    tags: citation apa research writing

  • The mission of the Michigan Assessment Consortium is to improve student learning and achievement through a system of coherent curriculum, balanced assessment and effective instruction. We do this by collaboratively…

    Promoting assessment knowledge and practice.
    Providing professional development.
    Producing and sharing assessment tools and products.

    tags: MDE assessment PD SBAC

  • “Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of intended instructional outcomes”

    tags: assessment MDE

  • Welcome to World Education Services
    WES is a non-profit organization that provides research about international education and trends
    and offers expert credential evaluation services.

    tags: ELL Title III

  • The Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) Office of Evaluation, Strategic Research and Accountability (OESRA) is committed to proactively formulate and oversee the work of collaborative research partnerships to support educational goals and priorities in the State of Michigan. This site will introduce you to evaluation and research conducted by MDE, the role of the Research Collaborative and help researchers with the data requests.

    tags: MDE data research

  • Leontine G. sent in a troubling example of the framing of children’s deviance, and their own complicity in this framing. She included two links: one to a “Today” show story about a 7-year-old boy who took his family’s car on a joyride and got caught by police, and one to a CNN story about a 7-year-old boy who took his family’s car on a joyride and got caught by police. Different 7-year-olds. One white, one black.

  • 2013 MDE African American Young Men of Promise Initiative
    A website-collection of support materials, webinars, presentations, and
    information on Achievement Gap (AG) work at the Michigan Department of Education

    tags: Title_I MDE data achievement

  • Welcome to the Great Lakes Equity Center, one of ten regional Equity Assistance Centers (EACs) funded by the U.S. Department of Education. We provide technical assistance resources and professional learning opportunities related to equity, civil rights, and systemic school reform throughout our six-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

    tags: ELL diversity

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