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Top 10 People Changing Education As We Know It

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Race to the Top Education Reform
The Race to the Top Education reform competition is a $4.35 billion grant created to reward innovation.  The importance of education can be seen by the passionate opinions that arose in response to the grants: Teachers unions have argued that tests are an inaccurate way to measure teacher impact.

Education remains a hot-button topic, with politicians, teachers, and parents continuing to battle it out over numerous issues.  One factor that individuals on opposite sides of the debate can agree on is the importance of education. "A child without education, is like a bird without wings."

Here, we highlight some of the major players in education around the world, whose contributions may change education for decades to come.

Diane Ravitch
dianeravitch.net

Diane Ravitch is an education policy analyst.  Previously, she was a U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education.  Ravitch's years of experience working in the government shaped her approach to educati…

Top 10 Common Core Education Websites You Should Be Reading

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Top 10 Innovative Online Education Programs MOOC

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Top 10 Innovative Online Education Programs (MOOCs)

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The way that we learn in our society is baed on communication, and the way society operates, is that more and more of our communication is digital.  Here is the Top 10 list of Online Education Programs.

edX
edx.org

edX is a massive open online course provider founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.  edX recently announced that they have partnered with Microsoft and the Smithsonian to offer courses.  Follow this link for EDX's Free Courses from Harvard University.





Coursera coursera.org
Coursera is an online education service founded by two Stanford professors offering many courses for free.  Researchers from Johns Hopkins University recently launched a new specialization in collaboration with Coursera that will teach basic computational and statistical skills for analyzing and exploring genomic data from high-throughput biological experiments.This link leads to a Coursera article on enhancing your career and employability.


Tuts+ tutsplus.com

Tuts+ is an …

Top 10 Common Core Education Websites You Should Be Reading

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To the websites that made the list: Thank you.  Thank you for providing top-notch content on a consistent basis.  Please keep up the great work!

Teaching the Core
teachingthecore.com

Teaching the Core was created by High School teacher, Dave Stuart Jr.  Our favorite post offered 12 skills the Common Core and Employers want!






iRock Common Core
irockcommoncore.blogspot.com

iRock Common Core was created by Kay and Sandy.  Our favorite post offers tips on Getting Started with GarageBand.









The Uncommon Corps
nonfictionandthecommoncore.blogspot.com

As the Uncommon Corps, Marc Aronson, Myra Zarnowski, Mary Ann Cappiello, Sue Bartle, and Kathleen Odean provide Common Core Standards-based instructional ideas.  Dads: An Opportunity is our favorite post!






Common Core Connection
commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com

Common Core Connection was created by Anne Gardner.  Our favorite post offered Free Site Word Riddles.














3 Teacher Chicks: Common Core and so much more!
3teacherchicks.blogspot.com

3 Teacher Chicks was cr…