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The Learning Network Blog: What Makes a Good TV Show Finale?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:20am
Are you a “How I Met Your Mother” fan? What did you think of Monday night’s finale? What other television show finales have been memorable for you? Why? In general, what do you think a finale should — and shouldn’t — do?
    





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Strauss: 10 things wrong with what kids learn in school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

The debate over the Common Core State Standards overlooks the broad problems inherent in the core curriculum that has been taught in schools for decades. Below Marion Brady explains. Brady has worked as a teacher, administrator, college professor, contributor to academic journals, textbook and professional book author, consultant to publishers and foundations, newspaper columnist.

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Strauss: 10 things wrong with what kids learn in school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

The debate over the Common Core State Standards overlooks the broad problems inherent in the core curriculum that has been taught in schools for decades. Below Marion Brady explains. Brady has worked as a teacher, administrator, college professor, contributor to academic journals, textbook and professional book author, consultant to publishers and foundations, newspaper columnist.

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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, April 2, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:17am
Can you calculate the number of tickets sold each week for “The Lion King”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | oscillate

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 18 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Students look for scholarships in some unusual places

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:28pm

Looking for money for college? The Klingon Language Institute has a scholarship for students pursuing language study, earthly or alien; the United States Bowling Congress gives grants to promising young bowlers; and the Ayn Rand Institute rewards essay writers who are adept at deconstructing her novels, such as “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.”

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Students look for scholarships in some unusual places

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:28pm

Looking for money for college? The Klingon Language Institute has a scholarship for students pursuing language study, earthly or alien; the United States Bowling Congress gives grants to promising young bowlers; and the Ayn Rand Institute rewards essay writers who are adept at deconstructing her novels, such as “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.”

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Aldie, in booming Loudoun, pitches school expansion to keep its village feel

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:59pm

A small schoolhouse has anchored the village of Aldie, in western Loudoun County, since before the Civil War began. John Hutchison’s grandmother attended. His father was principal there. Hutchison went to the school there. Now his children are among the 130 or so students at Aldie Elementary, building robots before heading home to their farm.

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Aldie, in booming Loudoun, pitches school expansion to keep its village feel

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:59pm

A small schoolhouse has anchored the village of Aldie, in western Loudoun County, since before the Civil War began. John Hutchison’s grandmother attended. His father was principal there. Hutchison went to the school there. Now his children are among the 130 or so students at Aldie Elementary, building robots before heading home to their farm.

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Frederick County schools granted state waiver for two snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:50pm

Maryland education leaders approved a two-day waiver of instructional days lost to snow for Frederick County, school officials said Tuesday.

The announcement came a day after Montgomery County learned its request for a five-day state waiver was rejected. Montgomery, which had 10 snow days, is reassessing and will soon come up with a new plan, officials said.

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New State Laws Require More Sex-Abuse Training in Schools

Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:38pm
A growing number of states are passing "Erin's Laws" requiring schools to take an active role in preventing child sexual abuse.
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Why Data Is Education's 'Killer App'

Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:37pm
Using student data that is protected and centered on personalizing learning is the key to true education transformation, writes Michael King.
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Why Data Is Education's 'Killer App'

Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:37pm
Using student data that is protected and centered on personalizing learning is the key to true education transformation, writes Michael King.
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Ed. Startups Navigate the Hard Market Realities for Sustaining Success

Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:37pm
Following the thrill of launching new businesses, two ed-tech startups are facing the challenges of making smart decisions to attract more customers and grow revenues.
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Ed. Startups Navigate the Hard Market Realities for Sustaining Success

Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:37pm
Following the thrill of launching new businesses, two ed-tech startups are facing the challenges of making smart decisions to attract more customers and grow revenues.
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STEM Hubs Emerge to Bolster Math, Science Ed.

Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:32pm
The regional coalitions bring together K-12 schools, universities, businesses, museums and others to catalyze and better connect STEM education efforts in local communities.
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