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The Learning Network: Do You Watch the Super Bowl?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:00am
How do you feel about the Super Bowl in general? Will you watch this year’s matchup? Which team do you think will win?






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Strauss: Mom: Common Core wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:00am
Early childhood experts have raised the alarm about some of the Common Core State Standards in the earliest grades, saying that they are not developmentally appropriate. The Core calls for kindergartners to develop reading skills, which some kindergartners are capable of accomplishing. But plenty of them are not ready to, and some can take into third grade (and beyond) to feel confident with reading. A recent report noted that forcing kids to read in kindergarten can wind up being harmful to some of them.  In the following post, the mother of two daughters developing reading skills at different rates explains why she believes the Core early education Foundational Standards in reading are developmentally inappropriate. (You can see the Common Core standards for kindergartners here.)Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Off the 3-D Printer, Practice Parts for the Surgeon

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:30am
How are 3-D-printed models transforming medical care?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A New York City Snow Day

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:11am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 26 article, “For Students (and Some Adults), School Cancellation in New York Comes as Welcome News.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | missile

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 2,322 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Montgomery County schools chief’s tenure in doubt

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:31pm
The future of Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr appeared to be in doubt as the eight-member Board of Education prepared for a Wednesday executive session to discuss renewal of his contract, two county officials with direct knowledge of board deliberations said Tuesday evening.Read full article >>






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U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home Saturday night for their own safety — while fraternity brothers party

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:40pm
Sorority sisters at the University of Virginia were ordered by their national chapters to avoid fraternity events this weekend — a mandate that many of the women said was irrational, sexist and contrary to the school’s culture.Read full article >>
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Mexico Officially Declares Missing Students Dead

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:10pm
Four months after the students were abducted, Mexico’s attorney general said confessions and forensic evidence supported the theory that their bodies were incinerated near a garbage dump.






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2 Ex-Vanderbilt Students Convicted of Rape

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:48pm
A jury found Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty of raping a fellow student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing.






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Hostos College in Bronx to Offer a Food Studies Program

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:47pm
A new program at Hostos Community College will go beyond culinary classes to offer students a broad overview of food policy, social justice and business.






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Ted Leonsis to head board of college access organization in the District

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:05pm
Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington team known as the Caps, is taking a leading position at an organization with a similar name and nothing to do with hockey: D.C. CAP, a nonprofit group that helps students in the District get into and graduate from college.Read full article >>






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Differentiation Does, in Fact, Work

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:00pm
One of the leading proponents of differentiated instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson, writes a spirited defense of the teaching practice.
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After Ed-Tech Meltdown, a District Rebounds

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:55pm
The Guilford County, N.C., school district and its vendor, Amplify, have shared the cost of getting a failed 1-to-1 computing initiative back on track this school year.
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Activists Share Strategies for 'Opting Out' of Tests

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:54pm
At a recent national conference in Florida, advocates and parents strategized on getting more people involved in the growing practice of "test refusal."
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Poverty Data Signal Urgency for Schools

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:54pm
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in the nation's public schools, policymakers and school officials need to up the ante in addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and the challenges in educating them, researchers and educators say.
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Poor Children Are the Majority in U.S. Schools

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:54pm
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in public schools, K-12 educators’ role in blunting the effects of poverty grows more urgent.
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Boston Joins Growing Ranks of Districts With Longer School Days

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:53pm
Advocates predict this month's endorsement from the Boston teachers' union will spur more districts to extend the school day.
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Senate appears unlikely to push for test-based teacher evaluations in revised law

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:06pm
The Senate continued its most serious effort to date to rewrite the education law known as No Child Left Behind with a hearing Tuesday that focused on improving the nation’s teachers.Lawmakers from both parties indicated that they would not seek to continue the Obama administration’s push to link teacher evaluations and teacher pay to student test scores. Republicans said they don’t believe Washington should issue such directives to the states.Read full article >>






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