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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 8:26am
What are some of the effects of climate change the report noted in the Northeast, Southwest and Midwest?






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The Learning Network: How Well Do You Take Criticism?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:00am
Do you instinctively get defensive when someone criticizes your work? Or, are you able to see critique as an opportunity to do even better and push yourself harder?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 8, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:09am
Can you identify the best synonym for “fastidious,” as it is used in the article?






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Strauss: How students will be affected by federal revocation of Washington’s NCLB waiver

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:02am

I recently published an open letter by a school board member in Washington named David Iseminger to Education Secretary Arne Duncan about the Education Department’s revocation of the state’s waiver from onerous parts of No Child Left Behind.  Congress was supposed to rewrite NCLB seven years ago but it hasn’t. Recognizing NCLB’s problems — such as an impossible mandate that virtually all students would score proficient in math and reading by 2014 —  the Obama administration offered waivers from the most onerous NCLB mandates to states that agreed to do what it wanted in school reform. Washington state won a waiver but recently the Education Department revoked it because the state legislature did not mandate that teacher evaluations be linked to student test scores. Despite the department’s recognition that NCLB is fundamentally flawed it is now forcing the state to comply with it. And under NCLB nearly all of Washington’s public schools will now be seen as failing — even spectacular schools.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | incompatible

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 144 New York Times articles in the past year.






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