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The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer -More
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Congress to consider charter-school legislation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:35pm

A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce a bill Wednesday meant to encourage the growth of charter schools across the country, mirroring legislation expected to be taken up in the House later this week.

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Motherlode Blog: Send a Handwritten Card by Mail, Via an iPad

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:36pm
Trying Felt, a new app that lets you send a handwritten, sealed, stamped and mailed card—from your iPad.






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Why coach wouldn’t let me quit cross-country

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:50am

My column last month on extracurricular activities crowding out time for schoolwork got a strong reaction from readers. The pressure of too much to do is central to our national debate over high school. But many comments came from an unexpected source — parents and teachers who think that kids can handle it and that adults should butt out.

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Strauss: A rather unusual ‘thank you’ to teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:33am

Here’s a rather unusual appreciation of teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week an annual event started back in 1984 by the Parent Teachers Association. The PTA offers a number of suggestions about how to appreciate teachers including writing letters of thanks to them and tweeting at #ThankATeacher though a number of teachers I know would feel more than appreciated if school reformers would simply stop trying to evaluate them by using the test scores of students they don’t have. (You can read about that here.)

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About New York: A Conversation About Tests That Educators Want to Have, but Can’t

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:07am
A state order prevents teachers and principals from disclosing the contents of three days of standardized English tests given in April, though 37 principals have sounded the alarm about the design and quality of the tests.






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The Learning Network: What Messages About Food and Eating Have You Learned From Your Family?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:02am
How would you characterize your family’s attitudes toward food and eating? How have those attitudes affected you?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Spreading the A.P. Gospel to Nurture Scientists and Engineers

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:41am
How has the National Math and Science Initiative been encouraging schools and teachers to offer more A.P. science and math classes?






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Strauss: U.S. judge: It’s ridiculous to judge teachers by test scores of students they don’t have, but it’s legal in Florida

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:01am
“Justice? You get justice in the next world in this world you have the law.”

A federal judge in Florida said that it is wildly unfair that the state evaluates many teachers on the standardized test scores of students they don’t have or subjects they don’t teach but he ruled that can’t stop it because it is legal.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | illimitable

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.






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