Education News

Strauss: Kindergartners asked to ‘check out’ college scholarships and ‘select jobs’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:19pm
For some time now, we’ve been watching kindergarten classrooms turn from places where kids learn by playing into places devoted to academics where there is sometimes no time for recess, naps, snacks or much fun. The Common Core includes standards for kindergartners, which you can see here, that many child development experts say are inappropriate for young children. And now we are seeing the spread of “checklists” that young children are supposed to complete that apparently ensure that they are “college- and career-ready.”Read full article >>






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Small Business: First Phillie Phanatic, Grooming Mascots of the Future

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:08pm
David Raymond parlayed his years as a team mascot for the Phillies into a profitable business with a diverse list of clients.
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Motherlode Blog: Turning Chores Into Habits

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:05pm
One reason our chore systems always descend into chaos is that it’s never clear what our children need to do, or when.






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Privacy Pitfalls as Education Apps Spread Haphazardly

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:51pm
Apps and other software can put powerful teaching tools at teachers’ fingertips, but concerns abound over data security, effectiveness and marketing.
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Montgomery superintendent calls for reduction of 370 school positions

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:39pm
Montgomery County’s interim superintendent has told principals to plan for 370 fewer school-based positions next year than previously projected as the school system anticipates a budget shortfall, a move that could increase some class sizes.Read full article >>






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CAP brief: A federal loophole that shortchanges poor schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:30pm
As Congress debates how to best distribute federal funds to help states educate poor children, a new brief from the Center for American Progress argues that the current program, known as Title 1, has structural flaws that undermine its purpose.Read full article >>
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Students build literacy skills through mock trial

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
Conducting a mock trial can be daunting, but educator Mackenzie Grate writes that the experience engaged her students in a ra -More
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N.C. district trains teachers on tech through Edcamp conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
A North Carolina school district recently used the Edcamp model to train its teachers to integrate technology into their less -More
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6 reasons to embrace the teacherpreneur model

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
Supporting top teachers and growing them into effective leaders and teacherpreneurs would improve teaching and learning, writ -More
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Tips to lead, support innovation in educational technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
Educational-technology leaders should find a balance between legacy-technology programs and adoption of newer systems, writes -More
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Calif. high-schoolers, inmates publish book about male role models

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
A group of students from a private high school in California and inmates at a state prison have collaborated on a literary pr -More
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Students build "reading houses" for community groups

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
Some students at an Arkansas school used their math skills to design and construct five tiny houses.  -More
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Webinar -- Geography As The Catalyst

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
In accordance with the four dimensions of C3 and Common Core, we will discuss the content and pedagogy needed to create proje -More
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March TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
The March issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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Strauss: Five reasons standardized testing isn’t likely to let up

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:50pm
For well over a dozen years high-stakes standardized testing has become a hallmark of modern school reform, so much so that an anti-testing rebellion has erupted around the country among parents, students and educators. Even some of testing’s strongest proponents now say it is time to scale back on the number of assessments students must take.Read full article >>






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Student Aid: How to Improve Graduation Rates at Community Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:13pm
A CUNY initiative with an emphasis on advisers shows a lot of promise.
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