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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Review of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:46am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Nov. 11 video game review, “In This Future War, Soldiers Are Part Superhero.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: What Have Been Your Experiences With Catcalling or Other Kinds of Street Harassment?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:04am
Had you seen the viral video “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” we post here? What is your reaction to it? Do you think your reaction depends on whether you are female or male? Why or why not?






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Strauss: What it really means to be a public school educator today

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 5:00am

There was a big furor among educators around the country recently when Time magazine ran a cover that said, “Rotten Apples:  It is nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher.” The cover, accompanied by a story that was somewhat more nuanced, sparked a mountain of response, including a post by Nancy F. Chewning, assistant principal of William Byrd High School in Roanoke, Va. on her blog, Leading by Example.  You can read her entire letter to Time magazine here. Following (which I am publishing with her permission) is the part of Chewning’s letter to Time that talks about what life as a public school educator is like today in the era of high-stakes testing and “no-excuse” reformers who ignore or give short shrift to how much a student’s life outside school affects their academic achievement and puts all of the blame/credit on teachers:

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | waffle

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 149 New York Times articles in the last year.






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Grading Standards Can Elevate Teaching

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:12pm
An accurate and fair grading system empowers teachers and students while also building trust, writes Joe Feldman.
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Perceived Threat to Net Neutrality Sparks Furor

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:11pm
The Federal Communications Commission, weighing new rules, received a flood of responses from educators and educational technology companies urging the agency to preserve the open Internet for schools.
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California Chief's Win a Bright Spot for Teachers' Unions

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:11pm
The battle for the Golden State's top K-12 spot—with teachers' unions backing incumbent Tom Torlakson's successful re-election bid—became a proxy war over K-12 policy.
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Study: Close Screening Process Can Improve Teacher Hires

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:11pm
Districts could boost their ability to hire more effective teachers who stay on the job longer by improving their screening techniques, a newly released working paper concludes.
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How We Can Help Black Female Students

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:10pm
Directing philanthropic support toward supporting black girls is one way to lift this neglected group of students, Fatima Goss Graves says.
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Study: Payoffs Are Small for Short-Term Career Certificates

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:10pm
Longer-term certificates and associate degrees yield more of a wage boost than the short-term, occupational certificates that students earn at community colleges.
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Injured Player Withdraws to Save a Year at Columbia

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:09pm
Because Ivy League eligibility is intended to expire after four years, the senior Alex Rosenberg withdrew from classes so he could return to the basketball court for Columbia a year from now.






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Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:34pm

(Related: Backlash over Montgomery decision to strip Christmas from school calendar)

Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.

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Strauss: The education of Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen’s legendary manager

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:56pm

President Obama famously said in 2008: “The reason I’m running for president is because I can’t be Bruce Springsteen.” Jon Landau could have told him there were better back-up jobs. Like his.

Landau, 67, has been Springsteen’s manager, producer and friend since shortly after penning his famous May 22, 1974, article in a publication called “The Real Paper” in which he wrote:

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