Weekly News Round-up: 2.6.15

By Tonka Dobreva 02.06.2015 blog

This week in the education world, we collected articles about college and career readiness in elementary school, strategies for having authentic race, class and gender discussions, an update on Title I Aid and ways to up your flipped classroom game.

Is Your First Grader College Ready?
‘“The age-old question is: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ You always ask kids that,” Ms. Rigo said. “We need to ask them, ‘How will you get there?’ Even if I am teaching preschool, the word ‘college’ has to be in there.”’ As this New York Times article explores, how early should we start college & career readiness prep?

3 Strategies for Authentic Race, Class, and Gender Discussions
Jose Vilson, a middle school math teacher and coach, has moderated and participated in conversations about how “race, gender, and class play into who gets to call themselves an expert, who gets to go to conferences, and whose experiences are often dismissed as a result.” In this Edutopia article, he outlines three strategies for sparking those conversations.

Red Flags Raised on Plan to Let Title I Aid Follow Students
As this Education Week article explains, “education groups are fighting a proposal on Capitol Hill that would allow federal funding to allow disadvantaged students to the public schools of their choice—and idea that school district advocates see as a pit stop on the highway to Voucherville.”

Six Ingredients for Sweetening your Flipped Classroom Recipe
If you’re flipping your classroom for the first time or looking for new ideas for your already-flipped approach, check out this blog from EdSurge.

EdTech Trend: Using Voxer to Connect with Your PLN
Recently, our resident edtech blogger Monica Burns suggested ways to develop your personal learning networks (PLNs) using the tool Voxer.


  1. Jaylin dumpson

    The lockitron is the best I think it’s the next big thing for sure we can just use our phones that’s awesome and Maggie Roullie your my favorite so I hope you say the next big thing next time my patents would love this we could use it to let anybody in when we’re busy I think it’s wonderful.

  2. Dsailors

    I think I chould be the next big thing because u shouldn’t have to worry about your home being broken in to and if your kids git droped of at home u came make sure the door Is locked and your children are safe because the last thing any one wants is for something bad to happen

  3. Brianna Lane

    Hi, I’m Brianna and i have seen your channel one news every week day at school during my 6th Period. You was talking about education and well. I really want Muhlenberg County Kentucky to get noticed. We need money support. All our great stores and beautiful places are closing down because our county is in debt. We really need help. Muhlenberg used to be a coal county until a couple of years past it shut down. Our education isn’t doing good. Amazing teachers are losing their jobs because we don’t have enough money to pay all of them. So classrooms are getting smudged together and it’s really becoming a ghost county out here. I don’t want this place to go down. You can contact me on Facebook or my email briannalane11@yahoo.com or Brianna.lane@stu.muhlenberg.kyschools.us or at Muhlenbg South Middle School in Greenville Kentucky. You can check our school website out @muhlenberg county schools. We could really use some money support or at least get recongnized. It would mean so much to me. We aren’t in it for the money. We just want it for the education. This is causing kids with amazing talent not be able to afford college or even a spot in school. Please Look into this it would mean alot❤️

  4. Brianna Lane

    Speaking of Education. I live in Muhlenberg County Kentucky. We are having some really bad Debt issues. Everything is closing down. We need money support. Teachers are losing their jobs. Classrooms are becoming larger. Nothing to do out here for the kids. Really need to get noticed. It would help if maybe you can talk about it on channel one. If you need to contact me you can email me briannalane11@yahoo.com or brianna.lane@stu.muhlenberg.ky.schools.us really need help. I don’t want this beautiful place to become a ghost county. Muhlenberg used to be a coal county but things have changed over the years please check this out. You can Facebook me or Instagram me @official._bree. I just really need to get noticed to take a stand. There isn’t much for us teenagers to do out here. Please look into this. You can visit our site Muhlenberg county Schools. I go to South Middle.

  5. babypenguin

    No I don’t think the lockitron is the next big thing because if someone stole your phone that would be really bad because they could get into your house. I will stick to keys.

  6. Lola

    Yes I think it is the next big thing lock up!

  7. philicia21

    Channel one is the best I watch it everyday in class with my classmate my fav member of channel one is Scott Evans and maggie roullie and Tom Hanson

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