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EdWeek Debunks Teacher Attrition Myth EIA
Teacher turnover is roughly in line with that in other professions with similar educational requirements for entry, such as nursing and accounting. And that is so even with the pressure on school districts to get rid of teachers in their first two or three years before tenure protections make it more difficult.
The Carnival Of Education: Week 123 Ed Wonks
Here's this week's roundup of entries from around the EduSphere. Unless clearly labeled otherwise, all entries this week were submitted by the writers themselves, even this school-related limerick.
Virtual Worlds for Kids Entwined with Real World PBS Mediashift
While the media has been abuzz about Second Life and adult virtual worlds, a bevy of virtual worlds for kids have been even more popular than their adult counterparts.
School Water Fountains vs Bottled Water vs Toilet Water BizOfKnowledge
Kids at North Bend Middle School were told they couldn't bring in bottled water to school.Reason - some were smuggling in alcohol. Bigger reason - they didn't want to drink from the water fountains. For an English class, one student decided to investigate which had the least bacteria, the water fountains or the toilet bowls. The water fountains lost.