Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

teachmoments:

One of the better “nuts and bolts” investigations I’ve read into the problems urban schools deal with on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. 

jtotheizzoe:

generalelectric:

Pictured above is the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs, which opened this month in Japan. Inside, 18 cultivation racks reach 15 levels high, and are outfitted with 17,500 GE LED light fixtures developed specifically for this facility. The indoor farm can grow lettuce two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm, and is already producing 10,000 heads of it per day. Read more about this breakthrough in modern farming at GE Reports.   

Can you imagine showing this to a farmer who was alive and planting just 50 years ago? They’d think we were space aliens.

classicethnichistoricalvibez:

President and Nuclear Physicist pf Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, pictured here in 1973, was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in Nuclear Physics from MIT (same year as the image).  Mrs. Jackson is also known for holding office as former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed by President William Clinton

classicethnichistoricalvibez:

President and Nuclear Physicist pf Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, pictured here in 1973, was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in Nuclear Physics from MIT (same year as the image).

Mrs. Jackson is also known for holding office as former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed by President William Clinton

(via gender-and-science)

bootyscientist:

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mrsharpole:

Just a little something I threw together tonight. Now I just have to decide where to put this in my classroom. 

mrsharpole:

Just a little something I threw together tonight. Now I just have to decide where to put this in my classroom. 

art-sci:

tyleroakley:

MAGIC

science

(Source: sizvideos, via wonder-fullmusings)

ambedu:

I love when other teachers give me supplies.

ambedu:

I love when other teachers give me supplies.

smartereveryday:

Today’s Science Graphic: Q: HOW DO FISH EAT? A: Like this:

Feel free to share wherever you’d like.

smartereveryday:

Today’s Science Graphic: Q: HOW DO FISH EAT? A: Like this:

Feel free to share wherever you’d like.

ambedu:

My idol, kid president.

ambedu:

My idol, kid president.

heygirlteacher:

SUMMER!

heygirlteacher:

SUMMER!

(Source: jadeyeux, via freshphotons)

Guard against cynicism. The truth of the matter is, for all of the problems we face, if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing who you were going to be, you’d choose this time. The world is more tolerant than it’s ever been, more educated than its ever been. The only thing that stops that is people thinking they can’t make any change.

President Obama

Keep up the hope, kiddos.

(via chels)

He said a lot of memorable things yesterday, but this might have been the best.

(via jtotheizzoe)

(via jtotheizzoe)

biologylair:

Incredible scanning electron micrograph of an exposed axon terminal, loaded with synaptic vesicles (orange and blue). 
Image Credit: Tina Carvalho

biologylair:

Incredible scanning electron micrograph of an exposed axon terminal, loaded with synaptic vesicles (orange and blue). 

Image Credit: Tina Carvalho

In Case You Missed It: President Obama Answers Your Education Questions

nysci:

whitehouse:

Did you miss it? Watch today’s Tumblr Q&A right here to see President Obama answer questions on education, college affordability, and more.

NYSCI’s digital production manager and explainers-nysci tumblr blogger comaniddy was here! What’s the take-away comaniddy?

ambedu:

Synonym cards made out of old posters. Finally have enough for all of my groups.

ambedu:

Synonym cards made out of old posters. Finally have enough for all of my groups.