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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 10 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:28am
The final week of our Summer Reading Contest begins! Get your pick in by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 22.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:30am
Why can drones be more effective than conventional methods in surveying archaeological sites?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The American Judicial System

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:36am
Test your knowledge of the American judicial system by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | piety

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 80 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Educating for the Bigger Picture

Education Week - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01am
It doesn't take more work, just a shift in approach, for schools to teach systems thinking, write bestselling authors Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge.
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Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings

Education Week - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01am
A new organization billing itself as a "Consumer Reports for school materials" will soon begin posting online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to align with the common-core standards.
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One-third of Virginia’s schools could lack full accreditation as standards toughen

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:47pm

Nearly one-third of Virginia’s public schools will not earn full accreditation this fall after reading and science scores dropped precipitously on state-mandated standardized tests, according to state education officials.

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Strauss: Blame the Common Core for Miley Cyrus, phones in toilets, and … everything else?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:31pm
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If you thought that “bullies, playground predators, or school violence” were the most dangerous things school children face, you are, according to the Family Research Council, missing the “spreading, hidden nightmare facing” millions of students as they start a new school year.

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Motherlode Blog: Harry Potter Casts a Spell for Tolerance

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:05pm
Students who read and discussed a scene from Harry Potter in which the cruel Draco Malfoy calls Hermione a “filthy little Mudblood,” and her friends react with outrage reported more positive feelings about immigrants.






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Eleven Montgomery high schools get new computer science offerings

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:54am

Computer science courses are expanding at 11 Montgomery County high schools from Clarksburg to Silver Spring in the coming school year as part of a new initiative to boost student understanding of what many see as a vital subject.

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Strauss: Scoring error on one SOL test question meant hundreds of Virginia students who failed really passed

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:59am

More than 500 students in Virginia just learned that their score on the Standards of Learning Civics & Economics test they took last spring rose when it was discovered that the answer to one question was incorrectly scored. For 224 students, getting credit for one more question meant the difference between failing the exam and passing.

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Motherlode Blog: Rent a Toy, Learn a Lesson

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:11am
What would children learn if we made them give away some of their favorite toys after a month? Maybe that ownership and appreciation aren’t linked.






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