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Degrees of Education: Obama’s College Proposal Is Also a Bid to Rev the Economy

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:14pm
Rising education levels were a crucial factor in America’s economic growth. The president hopes they can be again.
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Academics Can't Shy Away From Public Role

Education Week - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:07pm
To remain relevant, university faculty must engage with K-12 practitioners in the field, writes Robert Pianta.
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Scholars' Findings Must Be Part of K-12 Conversation

Education Week - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:05pm
Higher education institutions should help spread word of their K-12 findings, Harvard's James Ryan says.
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Focus Research on K-12 Practice Needs

Education Week - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:05pm
Higher educators need to translate their research on K-12 practice into actionable information, Karen Gallagher says.
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Motherlode Blog: Sleep’s Marketing Problem: You ‘Have To’ Go to Bed.

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 1:39pm
Sleep needs a new ad campaign, and parents need to sell it. Why don’t we remind our children of how good it feels, and how good it is for us, instead of the way we tend to insist on it?






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The Learning Network: Theater Games: Our Contribution to ‘Kids’ Night on Broadway’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:18pm
Since Kids’ Night on Broadway is presented in New York City by The New York Times, The Learning Network helped out this year by creating two games to go into the program.






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Strauss: Teacher: The greatest gifts students have given me that can’t be purchased or wrapped

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:45am
With the education debate focused so much on policy and standards, it is easy to forget what actually goes on in classrooms beyond test-taking. This post reminds us of the real stuff of teaching and learning. It was written by Jess Burnquist is a veteran high school teacher and writer who works in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Her writing has appeared in TIME.COM, The Frisky, xojane, mommyish.com, and she is a regular contributor to Life of the Law. You can see her work at www.jessburnquist.com.Read full article >>






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Maryland and Microsoft partnership provides free Office 365 for students

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:41am
Maryland education officials say the state’s 870,000 public school students will get free Microsoft Office 365 software as part of a new state partnership with the technology giant.Under the collaboration, students will be able to download the Microsoft software at no cost on up to five devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets and cellphones, a spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Education said.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:25am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Recognizing Influential Education Scholars: Why and How

Education Week - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:02am
Rick Hess lays out the reasoning behind his 2015 Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings; a related table highlights 12 top junior scholars.
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NCLB Rewrite Could Target Mandate on Annual Tests

Education Week - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:01am
As Republicans take charge on Capitol Hill, lawmakers mull scaling back state testing under the No Child Left Behind Act—a move that would thrill some advocates and rile others.
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The Learning Network: Do You Have Childhood Memories of Being Read Aloud To?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 6:00am
Who read to you? What books were your favorites?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Grandmaster Before 14, With Kasparov on His Side

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 5:30am
When have you excelled at something — whether in sports, music, school or anywhere else? Did any person or group help you achieve your best?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Princess Treatment

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 5:03am
Here are eight paragraphs from a Jan. 2 article, “After a Spa Day, Looking Years Younger (O.K., They’re Only 7).” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | prologue

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 131 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Superintendent calls for $70 million in teacher raises in new Fairfax budget

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:03pm
Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza will seek almost $70 million in pay raises for teachers next year as part of a budget proposal she announced Thursday night.“Our outstanding employees are key to our past and future success,” Garza said. “And we are losing great teachers to surrounding school systems.”Read full article >>






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Degrees of Education: The Roots of Obama’s Ambitious College Plan

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 10:25pm
An influential 2008 book by two economists told the history of the universal high school movement, which the president seeks to mimic for college.






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