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Strauss: How ‘field testing’ turns kids into guinea pigs — without parental permission

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:00pm

Testing companies like to “test” future questions for standardized tests on kids, sometimes as part of a regular standardized exam and sometimes as a stand-alone field test. Here’s a post making the case that this practice essentially turns kids in guinea pigs for corporations. It was written by Jessie B. Ramey, a visiting scholar in women’s studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and first appeared on her Yinzercation blog. This speaks to what is going on in Pennsylvania, but this is a common practice in states across the country.

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Prince George’s school board members respond to survey questions

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 3:14pm

Ever wonder what your colleagues think of you or the work you are doing?

Members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education had a chance to find out during their recent two-day retreat.

Barbara Anderson, a senior consultant with the Panasonic Foundation, which conducted the retreat, rattled off the answers board members gave to questions asked during individual interviews with the consultants. No names were divulged.

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Texas high-school teacher keeps vow to teach about the Holocaust

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Teaching about the Holocaust has been a promise kept by Mike Madden, a history teacher at Clements High School in Texas.  -More
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How to use newspaper editorials to teach persuasive writing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Teaching students to write short, newspaper editorials can help them craft evidence-based persuasive essays and learn how suc -More
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First Native American high-school IB program opens in N.M.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
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Leaders in Holocaust Education Offering No-Cost PD
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Fla. lawmakers consider "buffer" for student testing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
The Florida Senate's education committee has proposed a bill that would prevent school districts from administering their own -More
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Ore. program seeks to ease college transition for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Some high schools in Oregon are participating in a state-funded program that allows students to attend high school for a fift -More

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How wary teachers can become tech savvy

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Technology integration can be a difficult task for some teachers who may be apprehensive, suggests Dutch Tessier, a high-scho -More
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Los Angeles high-school students spend volunteer day at homeless shelters

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
More than 300 students came together recently to help homeless people in a poor area of Los Angeles.  -More
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D.C. middle-school students lobby lawmakers for covered bus stop

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Four Alice Deal Middle School students in Washington, D.C., recently went before the D.C.  -More
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C3 Framework Webinar series: Implications for Practice

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Beginning Feb.  -More
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Achieving authentic pedagogy: Plan units, not lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Authentic pedagogy engages students and spurs them to produce work that has value and impact beyond school.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Take your work seriously but yourself lightly.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
C.W. Metcalf, American writer -More
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Georgetown University gets $10 million gift for social impact and innovation center

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 1:53pm

Georgetown University said Monday it has received a $10 million gift to launch a center to test ideas from students who want to solve “some of the world’s most pressing problems.”

The gift from philanthropists Alberto and Olga Maria Beeck will fund the Center for Social Impact and Innovation at the nation’s oldest Catholic university. The Beecks, according to an Associated Press report, are parents of two current Georgetown students. Olga Maria Beeck is also a Georgetown alumna. The center, which will bear their name, will be a unit of the provost’s office.

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Buses ready: Montgomery parents, students and leaders head to Capitol to push for funding

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 1:44pm

Parents, students and elected leaders from Montgomery County plan to join forces in Annapolis Thursday night to press for more state construction funding for Maryland’s fastest-growing school system.

Montgomery’s PTA leaders have rented five buses to help get hundreds of people to the evening events, which include a briefing, reception, rally and other activities intended as a show of advocacy for Montgomery. It coincides with a Maryland PTA Night in Annapolis.

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