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Adaptive Testing Shaping Instruction

Education Week - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:28am
In some districts, the uses of adaptive testing extend beyond assessment, as teachers use test results to modify lessons and stage interventions for students of different abilities.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Oct. 20, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Does Stress Affect Your Ability to Make Good Decisions?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:03am
How can you learn to make better decisions while experiencing stress?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Mental Health and Gun Control Measures in New York

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:39am
How is New York trying to keep guns from those identified by mental health professionals as potentially dangerous?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Instagram Influencers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:10am
Here are the first eight paragraphs of the Oct. 15 article “Your Instagram Picture, Worth a Thousand Ads.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Urban Renewal: Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:30am
More young people are moving to the very heart of cities, even in economically troubled places like Buffalo and Cleveland.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | liability

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 3,280 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Football Players in Sayreville, N.J., Recall Hazing

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:39pm
The investigation may be complicated by conflicting accounts from witnesses and some of the freshman football players targeted by older members of the Sayreville War Memorial High School team.






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Tally of federal probes of colleges on sexual violence grows 50 percent since May

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:21pm

The number of federal investigations into how colleges handle sexual violence reports has jumped 50 percent in the past six months, reflecting a surge of recent discrimination claims and the difficulty of resolving high-profile cases that often drag on for years.

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Girl Scouts Debate Their Place in a Changing World

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:51pm
The organization has spent years moving away from its roots in camping and crafts to embrace more modern-day themes. Now some are pushing for a return to tradition.
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Strauss: The glue that really holds a school together — and that reformers ignore

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:56pm

In the era of “big data,” it can be easy to forget the importance of the human connection in certain enterprises, including the education of children. School reformers have set up funding programs that are competitive rather than collaborative, and evaluation systems don’t pay attention to collaboration and school culture. In the face of all of this, here is a post that talks about the importance of relationships between teachers and between teachers and administrators. After all, these connections are really what hold a school together.

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Mathews: Why increasing content is tough in Montgomery County public schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:17pm

When Mike Petrilli, a national expert on education policy, complained in a Web site post about the thin content of social studies and science lessons in his son’s Montgomery County first-grade class, he received a friendly e-mail from Marty Creel, director of curriculum and instruction for the Montgomery County public schools.

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Sesame Workshop Tackles Literacy With Technology

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:07pm
The first products from a partnership between the nonprofit producer of “Sesame Street” and the children’s speech recognition company ToyTalk could be available early next year.






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International Education: British Universities Get Good News

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:24pm
A study released this month says that by 2024, Britain will add 83,000 foreign graduate students to the nearly quarter-million it hosted in 2013.






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International Education: Fiction Writers Help Scientists Push Known Boundaries

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:13pm
A group of authors and researchers met this month to support engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs in aiming higher with technology, despite elusive grants.






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Motherlode Blog: There’s Cancer In My Future. How Am I Supposed to Feel?

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:07am
I know I have the BRCA 1 mutation, and I know I have a strong chance of developing ovarian or breast cancer. But I am 32 years old, and I don’t know what to do with that knowledge.






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Montgomery County school board, critics at odds over $140,000 legal bill

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:23pm

First there was public uproar about how members of Montgomery County’s Board of Education used their district-issued credit cards. Now comes fallout regarding the $140,000 in legal bills that piled up as the records for those credit cards went under review and investigation.

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Remains Found in Search for Hannah Graham, Near University of Virginia

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 8:06pm
A crew looking for Ms. Graham, a student who disappeared last month, discovered human remains outside Charlottesville, officials said.






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Strauss: #WhyIrefuse

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:26pm

The “testing reform” is growing around the country. Even the Obama administration has acknowledged there is too much standardized testing in public schools today. Here, on Twitter at #whyIrefuse, are tweets from parents, teachers and others about why they don’t want their children or students to take high-stakes standardized tests. This gives you an idea of why people are turning against these assessments.

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Strauss: Leadership mess in L.A. schools could be a movie — but you wouldn’t believe the plot

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:01am

Los Angeles is all about movie-making, so how ridiculous would you find a flick with the following plot?

It opens with the hard-charging superintendent of the Los Angeles school system, the nation’s second largest, abruptly resigning after 3½ years. (That is longer than he spent as superintendent in Prince George’s County, Md., years earlier before he abruptly resigned from that post). We see the U.S. education secretary expressing “disappointment” in the departure, but the teachers in the 640,000-student system are throwing a party. Conflict established. Tension builds.

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