Education News

The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A Dialect Map of the United States

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:30am
What are the most surprising differences in regional pronunciations and words used to describe the same thing?
    





Categories: Education News

The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 2, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:24am
Can you define “spasmodically,” as it is used in the article?
    





Categories: Education News

The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | exigency

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:01am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.
    





Categories: Education News

Strauss: Words that should be banned in 2014 (selfie, twerk, etc.)

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 1:15am

Here’s the 2014 list of words that Lake Superior State University in Michigan has deemed should be banished from overuse. The school, which has been issuing the list for 39 years, seeks nominations yearround and then puts out a list of 13 winners. The No. 1 word: “selfie.”

Read full article >>
    





Categories: Education News

Loan Monitor Is Accused of Ruthless Tactics on Student Debt

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 9:42pm
As the Educational Credit Management Corporation fights borrowers who file for bankruptcy on federal loans, there is growing concern over its collection practices.
    





Categories: Education News

A’s for Athletes, but Charges of Fraud at North Carolina

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 2:00pm
Some classes never met and some grades were illicitly changed in a University of North Carolina department that attracted numerous athletes, and a respected professor now faces a criminal charge.
    





Categories: Education News

Strauss: The problem with thinking ‘content is king’ in education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 6:00am

Content is important, but it isn’t everything, as Stanford University’s Larry Cuban makes clear in the following post. Cuban was high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice: Change without Reform in American Education.” This post appeared on his blog.

Read full article >>
    
Categories: Education News

Guatemalan national with U.S. family can stay in country

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 10:58pm

The U.S. government on Monday dropped deportation proceedings against Jorge Penate, a Guatemalan national who pleaded guilty about two years ago to reckless driving and whose family has been mounting a legal case to keep him in the country.

Read full article >>
    





Categories: Education News

U.S. education officials lobbied against Starr for New York City schools post

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 10:01pm

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and at least one other Education Department official urged New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his team not to choose Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr as the city’s next schools chancellor, according to several people knowledgable about the selection process. It was an unusual move by the nation’s top education official and came in the wake of Starr’s vocal criticism of some of the Obama administration’s school reform policies.

Read full article >>
    





Categories: Education News

Two D.C. Council members oppose Gray’s pick for state superintendent of education

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 6:24pm

Two D.C. Council members are opposing Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s nominee for state superintendent of education, arguing that Gray’s pick — former city parks director Jesús Aguirre — lacks the experience and management skills needed for the job.

Read full article >>
    





Categories: Education News

Square Feet: Where 600 College Students Live Above the Store

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:36pm
College dormitories are booming in Manhattan, often built in partnership with development companies that leave the street-level space for commercial use.
    





Categories: Education News

Strauss: Nine educated education predictions for 2014!

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:30am

I recently published a list of best and worst education news of 2013 by California veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo, and here are his predictions for 2014 in education. He teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, has written five education books, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher, and has a popular resource-sharing blog.

Read full article >>
    





Categories: Education News

Strauss: ‘I would love to teach but ’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 10:45am

I recently published a post with various answers to the question: How hard is teaching? Here is one response I received by e-mail from a veteran seventh-grade language arts teacher in Frederick, Maryland, who asked not to be identified because she fears retaliation at her school. In this piece she describes students who don’t want to work, parents who want their children to have high grades no matter what, mindless curriculum and school reformers who insist on trying to quantify things that can’t be measured.

Read full article >>
    





Categories: Education News

De Blasio Recognizes Obstacles Standing in Way of Schools Plan

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:54am
While announcing his choice of Carmen Fariña as the next chancellor of New York City schools, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio acknowledged that his agenda could face hurdles.
    





Categories: Education News

Strauss: NYC schools chancellor to be named

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 1:32am

A few weeks ago I reported that New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio would likely tap Carmen Farina, a close adviser who was a former deputy schools chancellor in New York City, to be the new chancellor of the largest school system in the country. Sources now say he will name her as chancellor as early as Monday.

Read full article >>
    





Categories: Education News

The House Edge: Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 10:53pm
Wall Street paid academic experts — and gave money to their universities — whose research supported the financial community’s views on commodity trading.
    





Categories: Education News
Syndicate content
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif