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Grading on the Curve: Surprise: Florida and Texas Excel in Math and Reading Scores

Education News from NY Times - October 26, 2015 - 8:00am
A new analysis, taking into account student demographics, finds the states in third and fourth place, after Massachusetts and New Jersey.









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The Learning Network: How Much Should Professional Cheerleaders Be Paid?

Education News from NY Times - October 26, 2015 - 5:02am
Why are some professional cheerleaders suing for inadequate compensation?









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Can a New Coalition of Elite Schools Reshape College Admissions?

Education News from NY Times - October 26, 2015 - 4:55am
With its alternative to the Common Application, a group of selective colleges hopes to unearth a more “authentic” applicant as well as improve access. Some say it will merely up the ante.









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Strategy: E.D. II: The Not-So-Early Decision

Education News from NY Times - October 26, 2015 - 4:55am
So you just realized the E.D. I deadline was today? Relax. You’ve got a second shot.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Obama Administration Declares That Student Testing Has Gone Too Far

Education News from NY Times - October 26, 2015 - 4:30am
What did the Obama administation call for regarding the curtailing of high-stakes testing in U.S. public schools?









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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Extreme Weather Events and Their Aftermath

Education News from NY Times - October 26, 2015 - 3:29am
This E.L.L. practice activity is about natural disasters and extreme weather.









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | deadlock

Education News from NY Times - October 26, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 613 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Creatures are the teachers in an Arlington animal-science classroom

Education News from Washington Post - October 25, 2015 - 9:09pm
This career center’s high school program has one of the most diverse species collections in the country.









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Superintendents in Florida Say Tests Failed State’s Schools, not Vice Versa

Education News from NY Times - October 25, 2015 - 7:53pm
Superintendents are arguing that student tests imported from Utah were flawed and should not be used to give schools A-to-F grades.









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Are smartphones dumbing down school, or are they vital learning tools?

Education News from Washington Post - October 25, 2015 - 5:03pm
As the debate rages, lonely bastions of resistance like Banneker High lock away devices during the school day.









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Special ed teacher quits: 'I just cannot justify making students cry anymore'

Education News from Washington Post - October 25, 2015 - 12:10pm
'They cry with frustration as they are asked to attempt tasks well out of their zone of proximal development. They cry as their hands shake trying to use an antiquated computer mouse on a ten year old desktop computer which they have little experience with, as the computer lab is always closed for testing.'









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With lice booming in schools, The Potomac Lice Lady is a sought-after nitpicker

Education News from Washington Post - October 24, 2015 - 10:03pm
Chronic infestations are leaving parents and kids frustrated. This pro has a painstaking but effective solution.









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Kindergarten students get an introduction to engineering

Education News from Washington Post - October 24, 2015 - 6:12pm
‘Make-a-thon’ aims to draw minorities and girls into high-paying science and technology fields.









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Cardiff University Rejects Bid to Bar Germaine Greer

Education News from NY Times - October 24, 2015 - 5:38pm
Officials at Cardiff University cited the importance of free speech after rejecting a student petition to ban a campus lecture by the feminist author Germaine Greer.









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Confirmed: Standardized testing has taken over our schools. But who's to blame?

Education News from Washington Post - October 24, 2015 - 2:36pm
Study shows American students are buried in 112 (often redundant) standardized tests.









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