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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 27, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:00am
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Strauss: Does the Common Core help boost reading comprehension?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 4:00am
Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of several books, including “Why Don’t Students Like School? and “When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education.” This appeared on his Science and Education blog. Willingham started teaching at U-Va., in 1992, when his research focused on the brain basis of learning and memory. But after 2000, his research centered on applying cognitive psychology to K-16 education. He has in recent years written a number of popular posts for this  blog, including, “Left/right brain theory is bunk” and “The 21st Century skill students most lack.”Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Why We Stayed Up Until Midnight Finishing This Editorial

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:48am
Congratulations, Jean Z, Sarah X and Gjeorgjinio B GHS!






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | crescendo

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Police don’t need to give unattended children to CPS if no neglect suspected

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:45pm
Montgomery County police do not have to send unattended children to Child Protective Services if they do not believe neglect is involved in the case and can instead notify the parents and drive the children home, according to a newly released memo from county officials that makes it clear that police have discretion when they find children walking alone in the county.Read full article >>






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Burdened With Debt, Law School Graduates Struggle in Job Market

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 4:37pm
About 20 percent of 2010 graduates have jobs that do not require a law license, a new study shows, and only 40 percent are working in law firms.






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Why one of America’s best schools eased off Advanced Placement courses

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 3:24pm
At the top of The Washington Post’s new America’s Most Challenging High Schools list is a collection of intense little public schools you’ve probably never heard of. One of the most obscure, Corbett Charter School in a rural area east of Portland, Ore., has taken the unusual step of easing back on Advanced Placement courses, illuminating a controversy about how much challenge students in top schools need.Read full article >>






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Sybarite5 keep Barns at Wolf Trap’s audience on its toes

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 2:55pm
The ancient Greek city Sybaris was notorious for the luxurious and sensual excesses of its citizens. Its namesake, the string quintet Sybarite5, which performed at the Barns at Wolf Trap on Friday, prefers to focus on another aspect of the city’s reputation — that “it charmed with music.” Charm and entertain the musicians did with their “Shuffle Effect” program, which allows them to announce from the stage what their iPhone has chosen for them to play next from their current 20-piece tour play-list. Read full article >>






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Strauss: Each senior at Camden charter school applied, on average, to more than 45 colleges

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 2:03pm
A Camden, N.J., charter school encouraged each one of its seniors to send a lot of college applications, and by a lot, we are talking about A LOT — an average of more than 45 per student. One student sent out more than 70.Read full article >>






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Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:55pm
James Steyer’s nonprofit organization, Common Sense Media, is known for offering parents guidance on games and videos, but he has a grander vision.






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Strauss: How to teach students not to do everything they are told

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 12:00pm
It is commonly said that today’s children are spoiled and self-entitled because their parents are overly protective (while at the same, somehow, too lenient). This common wisdom has been repeatedly challenged by educator and writer Alfie Kohn, (www.alfiekohn.org),  author of 13 books, the most recent titled “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.”] But in this post, for the sake of analysis, he temporarily accepts the position that “the grumblers” are right about helicopter parents and looks at the consequences for young people. This post, which I am publishing with permission, appeared on his website.Read full article >>






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