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Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards

Education Week - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:11am
States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes.
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Education Tracking: Principals in U.S. Are More Likely to Consider Their Students Poor

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:03am
Perceptions of disadvantage may play role as American students from low-income families struggle more than counterparts in many other nations.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Stalking the Shadow Universe

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:09am
How do scientists know dark matter exists?






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Strauss: Educator: The many reasons ‘I am ashamed to be part of the system’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:03am

Back in May I published a post by a veteran elementary school teacher named Ralph Ratto with this headline: ‘Today was the first day I was ever ashamed to be a teacher.’ What prompted him to write it was his experience administering controversial new Common Core-aligned standardized tests to his students in New York. I just received an e-mail that takes off from where Ratto’s piece ends, written by  from someone who has worked in two public school systems in Maryland and in private schools for some 25 years as a teacher, counselor, administrator at the school and district levels and in other positions. This person, who is still working, wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of reprisal.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The Declaration of Independence

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of the Declaration of Independence by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | concession

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in 998 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Support for a College Student Grows After a Rape Complaint Is Dismissed

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:51pm
Administrators at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York are pressed for changes over how a campus panel handled a freshman’s complaint.






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Hundreds of 2nd-graders in Prince George’s County attend new summer school program

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:37pm

Traniessa Wright slowly pronounces the word “road” and anxiously waits for a student in Room 2 of Pointer Ridge Elementary School to say whether the vowel sound is long or short.

With only one eager student raising his hand, Wright figures that the others might be a little sleepy. After all, it is the middle of summer break. She instructs them all to stand up and, on the spot, creates a game to keep them engaged.

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Judge throws out lawsuit challenging D.C. school closures; plaintiffs plan appeal

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:53pm

A federal judge has dismissed the few remaining claims in a lawsuit that sought to stop the closure of 15 D.C public schools, rejecting plaintiffs’ arguments that the closures violated the civil rights of city children.

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Community colleges expanding disclosure on graduation rates and other outcomes

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:34pm

Dozens of community college leaders, dissatisfied with how the federal government measures graduation rates at their schools, have signed up for an alternative reporting system that provides more information about student outcomes.

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Strauss: What Consumer Reports said about a kids’ tablet that it didn’t mean

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:15pm

The August edition of the valuable Consumer Reports magazine includes a piece titled “Back-to-school bests: Our top picks for tablets and laptops — for all ages.”

The piece starts by noting that students today “need a lot more than pencils and notebooks” and then provides short write-ups of five different tablets:

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Motherlode Blog: Research Suggests Students Adjusting to New School Lunches

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:54pm
School administrators agree that students complained about new lunch standards when they were first implemented in the fall of 2012—but tell researchers that by spring, the complaints had largely subsided.






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Are Healthier School Lunches Winning Over Students?

Education Week - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:45pm
Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned.
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Ore. students learn about maritime industry, global economics on the docks

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
A group of high-school students recently visited the Port of Astoria in Oregon through a summer program to learn about the lo -More
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Educator shares benefits of workshop-style writing lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Writing workshops teach students to craft their own stories by studying and reading aloud from mentor texts, writes Erin Klei -More
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