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Strauss: Actually, online skimming probably hasn’t affected serious reading after all

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:22am

A popular Washington Post article by my colleague Michael S. Rosenwald said that researchers were finding that the habit of scanning and skinning material online was changing the human brain and hindering people’s” ability to read long, complex and dense material. Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a professor at the University of Virginia, is highly skeptical.

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Wyo. Superintendent to Return to Work Following Order

Education Week - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:40am
Superintendent Cindy Hill says she intends to be back on the job Monday morning running the Wyoming Department of Education following a judge's ruling that puts to rest her bitter legal battle to regain the office.
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A-F School Grading Targeted in N.M. Equity Suit

Education Week - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:12am
A lawsuit alleges that New Mexico's A-F grading system for schools and its teacher-evaluation policies cause an unfair distribution of resources for schools.
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How to Create a New K-12 Engine

Education Week - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:11am
Meeting each child where he or she is in early childhood and increasing out-of-school learning experiences are some of the ways to strengthen our weakened education system and drive K-12 results, writes Paul Reville.
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Two Districts, Two Approaches to Common-Core Curriculum

Education Week - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:03am
To help implement the common-core standards, one district opts for the offerings of a major publisher, while another writes its own materials.
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Common-Assessment Groups Differ on Accommodations

Education Week - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:03am
But the two state consortia both aim to provide a more-inclusive experience for English-language learners and students with disabilities.
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Resistance to the Common Core Mounts

Education Week - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:03am
Critics of the standards for English/language arts and mathematics span the political spectrum, from tea-party members to union leaders.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 21, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Should Society Support Artists and Others Pursuing Creative Works?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:01am
Should those in creative pursuits receive reductions in their living expenses?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Look Back at the World’s Fair of 1964

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:32am
What is the lasting significance of the World’s Fair of 1964?






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Strauss: What teachers really want

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:00am

One of the striking things about modern school reform is that the people who you would think would be a big part of the discussion -- teachers -- have largely been ignored. So what do teachers want? Francie Alexander, chief academic officer for Scholastic Inc., writes about a nationally representative poll of teachers that answers the question. Alexander has taught at all levels and worked as a district reading consultant for Pre-K through high school. She has authored numerous professional articles for educators and dozens of books for children.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | conifer

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.






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A Catholic High School Abruptly Loses Its Fight to Stay Open

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:11pm
Saddled with an estimated $4 million in debt and low enrollment, 52-year-old Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School in Brooklyn will close in June.






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