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Hillary Clinton Caught Between Dueling Forces on Education: Teachers and Wealthy Donors

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:26am
The pressure Hillary Rodham Clinton faces shows the demands she will have to contend with on a number of divisive domestic issues that flared up during the Obama administration.

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New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter

Education Week - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 8:47am
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.
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Fight Looms in Kansas on Funding K-12 Via Block Grants

Education Week - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 8:33am
Lawmakers approve a plan that would ditch the state’s current education formula, but its fate is entangled with a long-running legal dispute over the funding.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 17-23, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:43am
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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Strauss: Not my daughter: How one dad opted out his kindergartner from standardized testing

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:00am
Steven Singer is a veteran  Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Pennsylvania with a masters degree in education. He is also the dad of a kindergarten student, and education advocate and a member of the Education Bloggers Network. In the following piece, Singer explains what happened when he met with the principal of his daughter’s school and requested that she be opted out of taking standardized tests given to kindergartners.Read full article >>

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Strauss: The tower of PISA is badly leaning. An argument for why it should be saved.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 6:00am
The Program for International Student Assessment, better known in the education world as PISA, has come under fierce criticism in recent years. PISA is given every three years to 15-year-olds around the world in reading, math and science. PISA is influential in that many governments look at the scores as pronouncements on their education systems, though critics say the tests are flawed and the results should not be taken seriously. Last year, dozens of researchers and academics from around the world wrote an open letter to Andreas Schleicher, director of the Program of International Student Assessment, urging him to suspend administration of PISA until a new exam can be created. (You can read about that here.)Read full article >>

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The Learning Network: What Makes a Good Teacher?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 5:00am
What are the best ways for a community to identify which teachers are doing well and which ones are struggling?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | With New Nonstick Coating, the Wait, and Waste, Is Over

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:30am
What is LiquiGlide’s approach to creating a superhydrophobic surface?

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