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Archery takes flight in D.C. Public Schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:42am
A group of students from the District for the first time have qualified to participate in a national archery competition, taking place in Louisville this weekend.Students from Lafayette and Smothers elementary schools, as well as Wilson High School and Capitol Hill Montessori, will join more than 12,000 others from 42 states at the three-day competition.Read full article >>







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Strauss: Lessons in a trash can: Teaching kids how to manage Earth’s resources

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:45am
How will young people become the leaders that society needs to adapt to environmental change? That’s the question that Wick Pritchard,  a VISTA volunteer at Clarke Middle School in Athens, Georgia, asks and answers in the following post. Clarke is a high-needs, high-achieving traditional public school serving a very diverse population in a district committed to equity and opportunity.Read full article >>







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ACT to expand computer-based testing

Education Week - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:02am
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New School-Leader Standards Stir Dissent

Education Week - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 8:18am
A years-long effort to revise professional standards for principals, assistant principals, and other administrators has recently led to a dispute over which key aspects of the job should be emphasized.
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Restarting School Crucial to Nepal Earthquake Recovery, Aid Groups Say

Education Week - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 8:17am
After some 5,000 schools were destroyed, rebuilding may take years in devastated areas, experts caution, while those that remain operational offer an anchor for children and their families.
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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Celebrating the End of the School Year

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:15am
How does the end of the school year feel to you? To your students? Here, many ideas for making the most of the time you have left — and inspiring your students to continue learning over the summer.







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The Learning Network: How Hard Is It for Teenagers in Your Community to Get a Job?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 5:00am
Do you work? Have you ever had a job? Will you work this summer? Explain.







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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Kickin’ It Old School With Kickstarter

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:36am
Here are several paragraphs from the May 5 article “De La Soul’s Kickstarter Campaign Raises $600,874.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?







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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Chauvet Cave’s Hyperreal Wonders, Replicated

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:30am
Why are these paintings among the world’s most celebrated prehistoric artworks?







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Strauss: It’s National Charter Schools Week. Are charters really worth celebrating?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:00am
This week is National Charters School Week, a time intended to “raise awareness” about — and hold a “national celebration” for — charter schools, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. In the following post, Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina, asks exactly what it is about charter schools that are worth celebrating. This post, which I am publishing with his permission, appeared on AlterNet.Read full article >>







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