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NHN: 4/12/05 NETHAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER #21

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Dear Readers,

Net Happenings Newsletter, launched by the Educational
CyberPlayGround, features both news and resources.
Karen Ellis* Founder of the Educational CyberPlayGround invites
others to help sponsor NHN sent to members of the
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Written by Classroom Teacher Alan Haskvitz
1997 National Teacher's Hall of Fame
All USA Today First Team Teacher
Reader's Digest Hero in Education
Cherry International Award for Outstanding Teachers
1994 National Middle Level Teacher of the Year (NCSS)
[w] http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Ringleaders/al.html

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IN THIS ISSUE
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IN THE NEWS
NBPTS certification providing little if any advantage to students.
The American Association for Higher Education closing down.
When public schools go to profiteers, all of Texas loses: Republicans versus Democrats

WE ARE NOT ALONE
A review of possible changes with math education in Europe
The Quality of European Education: A great read.
Ghana students continue to have problems with math

INTERESTING SITES
National Teachers Hall of Fame newsletter: Look what the members are doing and how they got there.
Yikes! Did you know that Children's Music & the Oral Tradition is almost extinct?
Recycle Solutions for getting rid of old record albums & Record you LP to CD.
Did you submit your K12 school URL to the Hot List that started it all in 1993?

SITES YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW EXISTED
Free video downloads of The American Theatre Wing's "Working in the Theatre" seminars
EconoClass offers interactive activities to help teach basic economics. Some simulations and studies.
Technology Grants

QUOTES
James Baldwin and John Dewey on learning

FACTOIDS
Do boys or girls do better in civics?
How many students register to vote and how many vote?


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IN THE NEWS
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NBPTS certification providing little if any advantage to students. This book explores the NBPTS studies and finds little to comfort those states that have adopted the certification process that costs each teacher $2300 to be reviewed.
http://www.education-consumers.com/Cunningham-Stone.pdf

The American Association for Higher Education, which was founded in 1969, announced Thursday that it would shut down its operations
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2005/03/25/aahe

When public schools go to profiteers, all of Texas loses: Republicans versus Democrats. The influence of a California conservative think tank and the controversial Edison schools on Texas education and, of course, money.
http://tinyurl.com/cyr7h

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WE ARE NOT ALONE
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A review of possible changes with math education in Europe
http://www.emis.ams.org/projects/Ref/doc_ems_pdf/EMS_COMPLEMENTARY_DOCUMENTS/EMS_UNOFFICIAL%20REPORT.pdf

The Quality of European Education: A great read.
http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/policies/educ/indic/rapinen.pdf

Ghana students continue to have problems with math
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=61432

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INTERESTING SITES
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Yikes! Did you know that Children's Music & the Oral Tradition is almost extinct?
UF STUDY: CHILDRENS KNOWLEDGE GAP OF FOLK SONGS THREATENS HERITAGE
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/NCFR/opportunity.html
Children's Music & the Oral Tradition is almost extinct. States are Ranked - Study proves that children do not know their folksongs and that teachers do not teach them. How you can help Keep the Tradition Alive by asking children to record themselves.
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/NCFR/NCFR.html
Children in the United States arent singing the songs of their heritage, an omission that puts the nation in jeopardy of losing a longstanding and rich part of its identity.

Recycle Solutions for getting rid of old record albums & Record you LP to CD.
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/albums.html

National Teachers Hall of Fame newsletter: Look what the members are doing and how they got there.
http://www.nthf.org/docs/nthf%20news%202.pdf

Did you submit your K12 school URL to the original Hot List that started it all in 1993?
School Directory


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SITES YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW EXISTED
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EconoClass offers interactive activities to help teach basic economics. Some simulations and studies.
http://www.econoclass.com

Technology Grants
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/grants.html

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QUOTES
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James Baldwin:
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

John Dewey:
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

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FACTOIDS
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About 70 percent of the students in all three grades were at or above the Basic level in civics performance.  Female students had higher scale scores than male students in grades 8 and 12.

In the 2000 presidential election, 70 percent of the U.S. voting-age citizen population (18 years of age and older) was registered to vote and 59 percent voted. Among these citizens, the more education a person possessed, the more likely that person was to be registered to vote and to vote. For example, 52 percent of voting-age citizens who had not completed high school were registered to vote in 2000, compared with 83 percent of those with a bachelor's degree or higher. Thirty-eight percent of citizens who had not completed high school voted in 2000, compared with 77 percent of those with a bachelor's degree or higher.



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Al
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