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UMUC cybersecurity team wins an international competition

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:15am

The University of Maryland University College, a largely online institution that targets the adult education market, has no football or basketball team to stir school spirit. But it does have the Cyber Padawans.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A ‘Lord of the Rings’ Video Game

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:57am
Below are the first six paragraphs of the Sept. 29 video game review, “A Vengeful Ranger Full of Attitude and on a Mission.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: How teachers sometimes fool themselves

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:00am

Here is a post about what goes on in classrooms and how teachers sometimes fool themselves into thinking that they are allowing students to direct their own learning when, in fact, they aren’t. This was written by Alfie Kohn (www.alfiekohn.org), who is the author of 13 books, including, most recently, “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.”

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University of Chicago Acts to Improve Access for Lower-Income Students

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:56am
A package of measures includes eliminating the expectation that certain students take jobs during the school year, guaranteeing paid internships and providing career counseling.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | malodorous

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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D.C. chancellor says schools on track to speed up progress this year

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:31pm

In her second annual address on the state of D.C. Public Schools, Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday night that the District’s public schools are on track to accelerate progress that has been underway in recent years.

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In a First for Cornell, a Woman Is Appointed as Its Next President

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:21pm
Elizabeth Garrett, the provost of the University of Southern California, will become the president of Cornell University as of July 1.






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Report: Large racial, ethnic gap between students, educators in Montgomery schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:10pm

Students of color make up two-thirds of Montgomery County’s public school enrollment, but most educators in the county’s schools are white, and the district does not track whether they speak Spanish or other languages, according to a county report released Tuesday.

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Test Vendor's Legal Fight, Growth Attract Attention

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:01pm
Of all the testing organizations prospering in the common-core era, few have fought as doggedly in public for a competitive edge as the American Institutes for Research.
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Reading Is About More Than 'Evidence'

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:59pm
When students approach reading as only an exercise in seeking out evidence, as the common core recommends, they risk missing out on the value of reading for intrinsic literary value, writes Mia Hood.
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Common-Core Group Revises Testing Times

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:58pm
The PARCC testing consortium says schools should set aside 10 to 11 hours or more for its assessments.
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Benefits of 'Deeper Learning' Schools Highlighted in Studies

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:57pm
New research finds that students in schools that used deeper-learning teaching approaches had better test results and people skills than peers in other schools.
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Learning Payoff Found for 'City Connects' Program

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:57pm
The academic boost that elementary students got from a program that linked them with community supports and resources lasted all the way to middle school, a study says.
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Military Surplus Program Provides Weapons to School Police

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:56pm
School district police units around the country have acquired armored vehicles, semiautomatic weapons, and grenade launchers through a controversial program run by the Defense Department.
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Common-Core Testing Contracts Favor Big Vendors

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:55pm
Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online assessments aligned to the standards are flowing to some familiar industry players.
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States Mixed on Waiver Leeway for Teacher Evaluations

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:53pm
More than a third of states with NCLB waivers say they’re interested in a federal offer to put off using student scores as part of teacher evaluations until the end of the school year.
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Steps Weighed on Method for Flagging Bias in Spec. Ed.

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:01pm
Federal officials face a split among advocates and educators on whether to set a bright line for states in deciding if minorities are overidentified for special education services.
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Five public and private schools in the Washington area receive top honor

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:01pm

Three public schools and two private schools in the Washington area have been selected as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

Cashell Elementary School in Montgomery County, Haycock Elementary School in Fairfax County and Robert Goddard French Immersion Elementary/Middle School in Prince George’s County were among 287 public schools and 50 private schools across the country that received the honor for exemplary performance.

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