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    #121289 - 01/29/12 09:31 AM Radical Ideas in Education!
    75west Offline
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    Here's ten radical ideas at work in education today across schools in US - http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=7015

    I'm not sure if we need more testing, but I think gifted parents might be encouraged by this list or depressed by it.


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    #196841 - 07/21/14 03:36 AM Re: Radical Ideas in Education! [Re: 75west]
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    Interesting idea about cancellation of classes by age groups.

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    #197298 - 07/28/14 06:07 AM Re: Radical Ideas in Education! [Re: samhadd]
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    Agreed with the concept to "Abolish Grade Levels by Age Groups", in short, "do away with age groups. That means that every student should be able to proceed at his or her own pace".

    While some may agree that this may mean "staying in school until old enough to drink legally", few may agree with "graduating before puberty" and may counter-propose that these students receive advanced academics such as transferable college credits until age 18.

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    #197302 - 07/28/14 06:50 AM Re: Radical Ideas in Education! [Re: 75west]
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    Five of the ten are basically IT initiatives, so that's good for my job security. Six if you consider the "do more testing" bit's emphasis on a computerized test.

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