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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Ginger Rogers, Who Danced With Astaire and Won an Oscar for Drama’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:33pm
This poem, one of 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest, was written by Elizabeth T. and comes from Ginger Rogers’s 1995 New York Times obituary.






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Lunch May Be Healthier, But Students Aren't Eating Up

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:08pm
School lunch is not what it used to be. The food is undoubtedly healthier. But are kids actually eating it?
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Baker says ‘there is one government’ since Pr. George’s school system restructuring

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:16pm

When Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III sought to take over the school system, he said the effort would allow the government to coordinate resources with the school district.

During a recent interview about hitting the one-year mark since the restructuring of the school system took effect, Baker said there is “no confusion that there is one government.”

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Strauss: Black educator: Is the education reform movement too white?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:01pm

Andre Perry, the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and author of  ”The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City” wrote a piece on the PostEverything blog on washingtonpost.com that offers a different take on race and school reform. Perry — who tweets @andreperryedu — wrote in part:

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Strauss: ‘Network routers’: a new proposal to put education research into practice

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:31am

It’s no secret that there is a huge gap between education research and practice. Here’s a new proposal to bridge that gap, by Jack Schneider. an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education . He tweets @Edu_Historian and is currently co-writing the Ed Week blog K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric.

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The Learning Network: Year-End Roundup 2013-2014 | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:30am
Our lessons are on summer vacation, but here are our social studies lesson plans for the 2013-2014 school year.






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Spoiled containers of milk being investigated in Prince William school cafeterias

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:26am

Prince William County cafeterias are not selling milk this week, after workers reported some spoiled containers of milk.

School officials notified Newport News-based Marva Maid Dairy about the spoiled half-pint containers of milk on May 23, according to a letter sent home to families on Monday. They initially thought it was an isolated incident but later learned about problems in Henrico County with the same supplier.

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Maryland schools chief takes to Twitter

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:23am

Maryland’s schools chief is slated to lead her first Twitter chat Tuesday night, in a public give-and-take using the popular social network.

Lillian M. Lowery, the state’s superintendent of schools, and her invited guest, Ray Leone, the president of Maryland’s PTA, will take questions tweeted to #MSDEChat from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Motherlode Blog: Sperm Donation is Full of Euphemisms, and an 11-Year-Old is Full of Questions

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:22am
When I announced the pregnancy at a family dinner, my father reminded my younger brother that I was “helping out” friends by being their “donor.” “But David’s gay,” he helpfully reminded the table. “How can they make a baby if they’re not having sex?”






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Pr. George’s school board to discuss district’s strategic plan

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:01am

As the Prince George’s County Board of Education begins to work on redefining the school system’s mission, vision and core values, it is also offering input to School Chief Kevin Maxwell as he devises a strategic plan for the district.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Unveiling New Carbon Plan, E.P.A. Focuses on Flexibility

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 10:59am
What are some of the policy options that states will have to achieve the pollution cuts required by this regulation?






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The Learning Network: Do You Like School?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 8:08am
Do you look forward to going to school in the morning?






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New York State Sets Focus on English-Learners

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:52am
The state's sweeping new Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success may be the first time state policymakers have made such a strong statement on the needs of ELL students.
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The Case for the New Kindergarten: Challenging and Playful

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:50am
Making kindergarten intellectually stimulating does not preclude making it fun and play-based as well, write Daphna Bassok, Amy Claessens, and Mimi Engel.
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Strauss: 6th graders seeking payment for taking Common Core field tests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:02am

Some sixth grade students in Massachusetts who spent hours over several days taking practice versions of newly developed Common Core tests decided that they should be paid for their work and are seeking payment for serving as “guinea pigs.”

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Strauss: The real story behind drop in scores on N.Y. Regents exams

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:01am

Two educators in New York did an analysis of scores on the June 2013 New York State Regents exams and found something  interesting that somehow never made it into news stories, including a recent “exclusive” by one New York City newspaper. Read about it what it was below in the post by Carol Burris and John Murphy. Burris, the award-winning principal of  South Side High School in the Rockville Centre School District,  has been chronicling the flawed implementation of school reform and the Common Core State Standards in a series of posts on this blog (here, and here and here and here and here, for example).  Murphy is the assistant principal of South Side High School in charge of the school’s English department.

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