Education News

Oklahoma Board Votes Again to Delay Standards-Adoption Plan

Education Week - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:06am
Oklahoma's State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators across Oklahoma.
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Schools Must Abandon Zero-Tolerance Discipline

Education Week - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:11am
A new report lists tools to better address students' behavioral and emotional needs and steer schools toward fair discipline, says Kavitha Mediratta of the Atlantic Philanthropies.
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Race to the Top at 5: States' Spending Plans

Education Week - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:08am
With hundreds of millions of dollars left in the Obama administration's signature education-redesign program, here's a look at how much grant money the 12 biggest winners still have in their coffers.
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Strauss: The problem with how we talk about poverty and kids

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:01am

Ellie Herman has had a very interesting career. For two decades she was a writer/producer for television shows including “The Riches,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope” and “Newhart.” Her fiction has appeared in literary journals, among them The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review and the O.Henry Awards Collection. In 2007, she decided, “on an impulse,” she wrote, to become an English teacher and got a job at a South Los Angeles charter school that was 97 percent Latino and where 96 percent of the students lived below the poverty line. She taught drama, creative writing, English 11 and 9th grade Composition at a charter high school in South Los Angeles until 2013,  when she decided to stop teaching and spend a year visiting classrooms and learning from other teachers. She is chronicling the lessons she is learning on her blog, Gatsby in L.A., where the following post appeared.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Upheavals Around the World Challenge Obama and U.S. Foreign Policy

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:45am
How is U.S. foreign policy being challenged as crises escalate in countries around the world?






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Strauss: Educators who support Common Core call new tests ‘a travesty’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:02am

Many parents and educators in New York are awaiting the release of results of controversial Common Core-aligned standardized tests that were given to students this past spring. Here is a letter that a principal and some of his teachers wrote to their state legislator expressing concerns about the exams. These concerns are shared by other N.Y. educators who have raised questions about what they say are badly constructed questions and arbitrarily determined cut scores for what constitutes student proficiency on the tests.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Endangered Species

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:28am
Test your knowledge of endangered species by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | obsessive

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 376 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: A Dietitian Who Won’t Oversell Nutrition to Her Kids

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:18pm
I learned long ago that nutrition information alone doesn’t motivate people to eat healthy, and I know telling my children that “broccoli will make them big and strong” could backfire.






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Fairfax schools to vote on spending millions to turn half-day Mondays into full class days

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:43pm

The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on using $7.6 million to cover the estimated cost of extending Mondays from half a day of classes to a full day for elementary students in the coming school year.

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D.C. students ‘meet Washington’ to learn about careers and prepare for them

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:12pm

A group of D.C. students got a close look at the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture this week, with the senior project manager giving an overview of the design and building phases of the three-tiered copper building and the artifacts it will house.

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John Walsh, Democrat, Confronts Questions of Plagiarism

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:20pm
An examination of the final paper required for Senator John Walsh of Montana’s master’s degree from the Army War College indicates that at least a quarter of it was appropriated without attribution.






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Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:51pm
The “new math” curriculum is great — and nearly guaranteed to drive children and their parents understandably insane, because teachers don’t know how to teach it yet. Here’s what to do to help your child while they learn.






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Maxwell appoints new chief financial officer for Prince George’s County schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:32pm

Eighteen years ago, Colby R. White was an accounting clerk for Maryland’s second-largest school system.

Today, he is the Prince George’s County school district’s chief financial officer, responsible for a staff of 175 employees and for helping craft the school system’s $1.8 billion budget. His office includes payroll, purchasing and worker’s compensation.

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How to help students make connections to history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Students need to make connections to history that are meaningful and personal, middle-grades history teachers Jody Passanisi  -More
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High-school students help dig for artifacts on Mass. estate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Eight high-school students in Milton, Mass., are participating in the Wakefield Estate's Summer Archaeology Institute, a two- -More
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Collaboration time for teachers yields improvements for Conn. school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Following an unsuccessful attempt in 2010 to extend school days for students and teachers to improve achievement at a Connect -More
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