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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Subway Acrobats

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:03am
We have dropped a verb in each paragraph, and it’s your job to choose the best one for each blank.






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Strauss: A lesson from South Korea: Student resistance to high-stakes testing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:02am

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has said repeatedly that the United States isn’t as serious about educating its young people as the South Koreans. It’s just one of the many things he has said in comparing the U.S. public education system with that of other countries. But is South Korea really the country we should be emulating when it comes to schools? Kathy Schultz, a professor and dean of the School of Education at Mills College in Oakland,  is the author of  “Rethinking Classroom Participation: Listening to Silent Voices.” Young Whan Choi and Kathy Schultz answer that question in the following post. Young Whan Choi has taught in public schools in New York City, Providence, RI, and Oakland, CA, and has consulted on work-based learning and advisory models with schools in the United States and South Korea.  He has led the development of a national online Ethnic Studies curriculum.   Currently, as the Civic Engagement Coordinator in Oakland Unified School District, he is directing an initiative to ensure that all high schools students graduate with the knowledge, skills, and habits to be active members of their community.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Musical Notation

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of musical notation by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | clamor

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 143 New York Times articles in the past year.






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N.C.A.A. May Let Its Top Conferences Play by Their Own Rules

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:21pm
The powerhouses of college sports are expected to gain preliminary approval to break away from some of the strictures of the N.C.A.A., which would give them more freedom to govern themselves and could allow athletes a share of the wealth.






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Shining Stars finds new home in time for school year

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:57pm

An earlier version of this story said that the Shining Stars Montessori Academy would be the first charter school to open in Ward 3. Washington Latin Public Charter School opened in Ward 3 and later moved. This version has been corrected.

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Recasting At-Risk Students as Leaders

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:45pm
When at-risk students helped peers, a school changed for the better, Jason Towne writes.
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Virginia college presidents skeptical of Obama plan to rate colleges

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:45pm

Fifty higher-education leaders from Virginia are voicing skepticism about an Obama administration plan to rate colleges on measures of access and value and link those ratings to federal aid.

Presidents of schools ranging from the public University of Virginia to the private Liberty University put their names on an unusual joint letter sent July 22 to the state’s congressional delegation as well as to Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).

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U.S. Reviews of Standards, Tests Enter New Phase

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:41pm
As the Education Department prepares to release new guidance on its peer-review process for standards and assessments, educators and testmakers worry how their systems will be judged under the new criteria.
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A Healthy Child Is a Better Student

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:20pm
Removing the eight "health barriers to learning" can make all the difference in the academic success of children living in poverty, Irwin Redlener argues.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 6 | ‘I Will Always Be What I Am: A Precrastinator’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:52pm
This week our winner is Sarah Toscano, and our Penguin Young Readers Group judge was Katherine Howe.






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Bowie student selected to serve on national board promoting healthy habits among kids

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:23pm

Jodi Evans is a national advocate for children.

And she’s just a child herself.

Jodi, 11, a sixth-grader at Robert Goddard French Immersion School in Prince George’s County, was recently selected to serve as a youth ambassador on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s youth advisory board. It will be her third year serving on the board.

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