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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Mini Golf Champion

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:45am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Nearly Invisible World

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:34am
Why are the depths of the world’s oceans home to transparent creatures?

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Strauss: The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:02am

Leaders of the school standardized test-based reform’ movement have been very smart about using public relations and intentional messaging to their benefit, something their critics have failed to do. Arthur H. Camins, director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., discusses where supporters of equitable, democratic and respectful education need to go — and how to get there.  The ideas expressed in this article are his alone and do not represent Stevens Institute. His other writing can be found at

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Animal Life

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of animal life by playing our crossword.

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Growing number of states fund ACT college admission testing for 11th-grade students

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:00am

Thirteen states paid for 11th-grade students in all public high schools to take the ACT college admission test this year, with several more planning to join them in 2015.

These statewide programs, begun in Illinois and Colorado in 2001, have helped the ACT surpass the College Board’s SAT in recent years to become the nation’s most widely used admission exam. State officials say the test-everyone policy nudges many students onto the college track who otherwise could have been overlooked.

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Strauss: Obama losing public support on education issues, new poll finds

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:09am

Anybody paying attention to the roiling education reform debate won’t be especially surprised by the results of a well-regarded annual poll: Support for President Obama on education issues is waning — with only 27 percent giving him an A or B — and a majority of the public saying they oppose the Common Core State Standards and have more trust in their local school board than in the federal government when it comes to deciding what students should learn.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | poignancy

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 77 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Common Core educational standards are losing support nationwide, poll shows

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:01am

A year ago, the term Common Core meant little to the American public. But today, a vast majority of people in the country are familiar with the nationwide educational standards, and most of them oppose the initiative touted by the Obama administration, a new survey shows.

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Notre Dame Is Rocked by Charges of Academic Cheating

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:57pm
Notre Dame, a top college football program known for academic rigor, changed its media day plans at the last minute as it wrestles with allegations that players cheated on class work.

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National Briefing | South: Tennessee: Case Over Test Fraud Is Shut

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:29pm
Prosecutors said four people caught in a teacher certification fraud scheme have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving teachers in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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U.S. School Enrollment Hits Majority-Minority Milestone

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:23pm
For the first time, the overall number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic white students.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 8 | The Art of Cabbage-Walking

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:15pm
Our winner this week was ClaireMCHS2014, and our Penguin Young Readers guest judge was K.A. Harrington.

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Students' Help-Seeking Strategies Offer Clues for Educators

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:17pm
Researchers say teachers and policymakers can learn a lot about students' mindsets and school climate by watching how students get the help they need in class.
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Teachers Say They Are Not Well-Prepared for Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:16pm
Despite increased professional development for teaching to the new standards, about half of teachers surveyed do not feel the preparation has been adequate.
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Popular Child-Poverty Measure Gets Another Look

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:14pm
Education data crunchers are seeking an alternative to the current yardstick—the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals.
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'Grit' May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:53pm
New studies suggest teaching students to be more persistent and conscientious may not be the right strategy for motivating students with a creative bent.
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GlassLab Opens Opportunity for Education-Game Makers

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:51pm
Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen.
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Beyond the 'Model Minority' Stereotype

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:45pm
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says.
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