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Reimagining Early-Childhood Education

Education Week - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:01pm
Investing in children's social and emotional development yields significant academic and economic benefits, write three early-education advocates.
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Technology Is Not the Answer: A Student's Perspective

Education Week - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:52pm
A high school junior argues that the widespread use of technology in K-12 classrooms is highly overrated.
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Motherlode Blog: Driving Halfway Across the Country to Have a Baby

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:12am
It’s a lot of work to pack up your 4- and 2-year old sons and drive home to the Midwest to have a baby, but there are benefits. I’ll be surrounded by friends and family, and have room to breathe.

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Eyeing Possible Successors for Head of Senate Ed. Panel

Education Week - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:34am
Depending on which party takes control of the chamber, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., or Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is seen as most likely to helm the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
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Often Foes, Some Districts and Charters Forge Partnerships

Education Week - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:33am
Florida is wading into largely uncharted waters with an effort to fuel collaboration between regular public schools and charters, at a time when several big-city districts have sought similar ties.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 7-13, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:23am
Have you been following the news the past week? 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: How Should Schools Respond to Hazing Incidents?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:01am
How should schools and communities respond to incidents of hazing that cause harm?

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Strauss: How a national moratorium on standardized testing could work

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:00am

In early 2012, Robert Scott, then the commissioner of education in Texas, rocked the world of education reform when he declared that school accountability systems based on high-stakes standardized tests  had led to a “perversion” of what a quality education should be and he called “the assessment and accountability regime” not only “a cottage industry but a military-industrial complex.”  Different kinds of protests by parents and educators, school boards and students began in Texas, California, New York and other states, and the year ended with a public call by  Joshua Starr, superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, for a three-year moratorium on standardized testing. Since then the “test reform movement” has grown around the country, with tens of thousands of parents opting their children out of mandated standardized tests, teachers are starting to raise their voices and refusing to administer them, students are leading protests for sanity in school accountability.

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