Education News

New York Comptroller Is Concerned Over Pre-K Contract Delays

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:35pm
One week before school begins, the Education Department has submitted for review of only 141 of more than 500 contracts with organizations that will be teaching prekindergarten.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Governor Sues Over School Standards

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:30pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration on Wednesday over the Common Core education standards.






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Student-Built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:27pm
Undergraduates are building apps that are faster, easier-to-navigate versions of campus systems such as the ones that manage course catalogs and class scheduling.






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Howard U.’s Kathmandu connection: Nepal emerges as top source of foreign students

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:09pm

Howard University has long been known for the global feel of its campus in Northwest Washington. Its first Chinese students arrived in 1870, three years after the school’s founding. The historically black university also draws many young scholars from Africa and the Caribbean islands.

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Campbell Brown teacher tenure lawsuit likely to combine with N.Y. group’s case

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:02pm

Lawyers in New York working with former CNN anchor Campbell Brown on a legal challenge of teacher tenure have agreed to consolidate their case with an earlier complaint filed by a group of public school parents that also seeks to change job protections for teachers.

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Virginia state academic tests show stagnant scores on reading, writing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:36pm

Virginia students saw modest gains on state-mandated math tests while average scores on reading and writing exams stagnated, according to state results released Tuesday. But nearly half of the state’s districts saw drops in reading scores as many school districts brace for wavering accreditation status this fall.

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Bringing Tech Culture to the Staid College Quad

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:18pm
Digital ways to lower the cost of textbooks and learn about other cost-saving options.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core State Standards

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:45pm

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday accusing the U.S. Department of Education of illegally coercing states to adopt the Common Core academic standards by requiring states that want to compete for federal grants to embrace the national standards.

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Gadgetwise: Protect and Power Back-to-School Gear

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:36pm
Gadgets for returning students include smartpens, laptop-size backpacks, USB drives and backup batteries.
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Ky. students to research history, future of community

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
About 200 high-school students in Morehead, Ky., will start project-based learning work on "My Heritage, My Future" projects  -More
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NBCT: Incorporate educational games in classroom lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
National Board Certified Teacher Michele Huppert challenges educators in this blog post to incorporate educational games in t -More
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Educators compare middle- and high-school teaching experiences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Middle-grades teacher Ariel Sacks in this blog post shares thoughts from several educators about working in middle and high s -More
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How teachers at one school get more done in less time

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Third-grade teacher Genia Connell says her school adopted the mantra "Work Smarter, Not Harder" to help educators save time a -More
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Flipped instruction takes off in U.S. classrooms

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Teachers in Utah and nationwide are embracing the flipped instructional method with varied amounts of success.  -More
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