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What Reflects a Great School? Not Test Scores

Education Week - 14 hours 42 min ago
Regie Routman argues that good assessment results can be fleeting, but good leadership never is.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 14-20, 2014

Education News from NY Times - 16 hours 11 min ago
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Will Humans Live on Mars Someday?

Education News from NY Times - 18 hours 11 min ago
Do you think ordinary people will ever make interplanetary space trips, the way people take intercontinental plane rides today?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

Education News from NY Times - 18 hours 41 min ago
Can you imagine yourself moving to a city when you get older, if you don’t live there already? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Extreme Fitness Craze

Education News from NY Times - 19 hours 5 min ago
Here are the first several paragraphs of the Oct. 14 article “Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness?” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | prattle

Education News from NY Times - 23 hours 9 min ago
This word has appeared in 16 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:44pm
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”






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Motherlode Blog: For Some Children With Autism, Even a Toothbrush Is a Challenge

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:24pm
Dental cleanings happen only twice a year. Twice-daily brushing matters as much for dental health. To establish that routine for a child on the spectrum, start small.






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In New York, Vocational Skills Could Count Toward Diploma

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:49pm
The new graduation rules would offer a variety of alternative subjects, including language, accounting, humanities or one of 13 vocational assessments.






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Strauss: Teacher who flew to Dallas for Common Core seminar put on leave out of Ebola fear

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:51pm

Ebola hysteria in the United States just keeps growing, with the latest evidence the case of a Maine teacher who flew to Dallas to attend an educational conference — miles away from the hospital where three cases have been diagnosed — and was told to stay away from the elementary school where she works for 21 days.

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Free online AP courses debut on edX Web site

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:58pm

Rice University launched a free Advanced Placement biology course Monday on a Web site overseen by two other elite schools, a potentially significant milestone for a movement that aims to bring college-level courses to high school students.

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D.C. opens center to help drop-outs get back to school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14pm

District officials announced Monday the opening of a new centralized office dedicated to helping young high school dropouts get back on track to earn a diploma or GED.

The Youth Reengagement Center in Northeast Washington represents the latest effort to overhaul the city’s public education system by bringing back young adults who had given up on school.

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Strauss: Why getting kids ‘college and career ready’ isn’t enough

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:30pm

Conventional wisdom holds that young people aren’t political or even civic-minded. The following post takes issue with this notion. It was written by Joseph Kahne, a professor of education at Mills College and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He chairs the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. His work concerns the ways educational initiatives and participation with digital media can influence the quality, quantity, and equality of youth civic and political participation.

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Texas 6th-graders learn history, agriculture while harvesting school's olives

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Sixth-grade history students at Tejeda Middle School in San Antonio are learning about the historical and cultural significan -More
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Research: Field trips play important role in education

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Field trips that focus on cultural enrichment can make a positive difference in education, according to recent research.  -More
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Free video resources for geography lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
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Join Us for Our Complimentary American Controversies Webinar
Our series continues Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 AM (EST). Ashbrook is pleased to welcome Peter C. Myers (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) and Lucas Morel (Washington and Lee University) to a conversation moderated by Chris Burkett (Ashland University) on the controversial question, "Is the Constitution Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery?" Click here to register now.

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