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Ed-Tech Vendors Often in Dark on District Needs, Study Shows

Education Week - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:29am
Many districts use needs assessments and pilot tests to set ed-tech priorities, but those efforts tend to produce little useful information for companies, the report says.
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Analysis Finds Racial Bias in Pa. Funding System

Education Week - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:29am
A new analysis shows fashion that the state's school-funding system, now under review by a special legislative commission, has a discriminatory impact based on race.
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Playing High-Action Video Games May Speed Up Learning, Studies Say

Education Week - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:27am
New research suggests that playing games like Halo and Call of Duty may help students react faster—but not necessarily more impulsively.
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End the 'Easy A's' in Teacher Prep

Education Week - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:27am
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Rescuing New York City Window Washers

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:09am
Firefighters on Nov. 12 rescued two window washers who became suspended 69 stories above the street while working at the newly completed 1 World Trade Center. In response, @NYTarchives posted on Twitter about a few such rescues in the past.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Raising a Soccer-Style Ruckus at the Hockey Rink

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:30am
Can you choose the best word or phrase to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | confound

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 45 New York Times articles in the last year.






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Financial Pressures Ease on Students, Studies Say

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:01am
It was unclear whether the changes marked the start of a shift toward better news on the economics of higher education or just a temporary pause in more worrisome trends.






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Backlash over Montgomery decision to strip Christmas from school calendar

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:59pm

The backlash was intense Wednesday to the Montgomery County Board of Education’s decision to scrub Christmas and other religious holidays from its published school calendar — without disturbing the days off.

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No Muslim holiday on Montgomery County school calendar isn’t fair or ‘PC’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:09pm

My son, who attends a Montgomery County public school, is off on a bunch of religious holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Christmas, Good Friday and Easter Monday. For years, Muslim families have been arguing that it would be only fair to include at least one of their holy days on the school calendar, too.

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Strauss: China is sending fewer graduate students to U.S., but more are arriving from India

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:04pm

The United States remains a popular destination for international graduate students despite increased competition, according to new data just released showing that China sends the most to U.S. schools, followed by India and South Korea — although the flow of students from China declined for the first time since the data started to be collected a decade ago.

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The Learning Network: Text to Text | The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reporting in 1989 and Remembering 25 Years Later

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:40pm
In this Text to Text, we compare the moment of euphoria when the wall fell in 1989 with today’s Berlin, a transformed city in which many do not remember the oppressive divisions of the past. In follow-up activities, students can evaluate the choices made since 1989 and decide if the Cold War is really over.






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