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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 31, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Should Employers Be Able to Review Job Applicants’ SAT Scores?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:03am
How much value should employers give to the SAT scores of prospective hires?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Should Employers Be Able to Review Job Applicants’ SAT Scores?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:03am
How much value should employers give to the SAT scores of prospective hires?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | New Warnings About Climate Change Released

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:36am
What finding on climate change appear in a report that has just been released?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | New Warnings About Climate Change Released

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:36am
What finding on climate change appear in a report that has just been released?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, March 31, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:25am
Can you fill in the four nouns in this article about teaching soccer in China?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, March 31, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:25am
Can you fill in the four nouns in this article about teaching soccer in China?
    





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Strauss: ‘If only American teachers were smarter ’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:00am

Teachers. In this school reform era, they have been targeted as “the” problem for failing schools. Are they? In this post, Jack Schneider, an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, looks at the teaching corps and what is true about America’s teachers, what isn’t, and where to go next. Schneider is the author of two books, including the new From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education (Harvard Education Press, 2014). He tweets @Edu_Historian.

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Strauss: ‘If only American teachers were smarter ’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:00am

Teachers. In this school reform era, they have been targeted as “the” problem for failing schools. Are they? In this post, Jack Schneider, an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, looks at the teaching corps and what is true about America’s teachers, what isn’t, and where to go next. Schneider is the author of two books, including the new From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education (Harvard Education Press, 2014). He tweets @Edu_Historian.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | jovial

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 84 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | jovial

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 84 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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State Protections for Charter Schools Threaten de Blasio’s Education Goals

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 10:06pm
Albany’s mandate that New York City find space for the schools may hamper Mayor Bill de Blasio’s agenda of invigorating traditional public schools.
    





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Political Memo: De Blasio Betting on Pre-K to Succeed

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 9:17pm
The mayor has placed an increasingly large wager that his early missteps will be forgotten, so long as his centerpiece plan proves a success.
    





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Leesburg mother leads effort to launch musical-theater magnet in Loudoun County

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 8:26pm

Loudoun County has magnet programs for teens who aspire to be mathematicians or chemists or mechanics, but Wendy Marco of Leesburg was frustrated to find there were no advanced programs that could help her 10th-grade daughter, who dreams of a life on stage.

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Fairfax science teacher wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 8:20pm

Elizabeth Galinis sat quietly in the bleachers of the Hayfield Secondary gymnasium, oblivious that she was about to receive the teacher’s equivalent of an Oscar.

Galinis, a science teacher who also specializes in working with teens who hope to become the first in their families to attend college, joined the entire school on a recent Friday morning for what Hayfield administrators had described blandly as an awards ceremony.

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D.C. parents await school lottery results

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:44pm

Thousands of D.C. parents are anxiously awaiting the results of the city’s school enrollment lottery, which are expected to be posted online Monday and will determine where children are able to enroll next fall.

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Maybe paying for good grades is not so bad

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 1:21pm

I have been compiling data on college-level courses and exams at every public high school in the Washington area since 1998. It’s fun, like collecting baseball cards. Sometimes schools make progress. Sometimes they slip. Sometimes I find weird and exciting statistical jumps.

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Strauss: Are charter schools really better at keeping kids from dropping out?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 1:00pm

There is a common perception that charter high schools do a better job than traditional public high schools in preventing kids from dropping out. Is that true? Guy Brandenburg, who writes the GFBrandenburg’s Blog (which is subtitled “Just a blog by a guy who’s a retired math teacher”), looked at some data in Washington D.C. and comes to an interesting conclusion. Here’s the piece, from his blog:

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International Education : Educators Survey State of Higher Learning in Asia

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:09pm
The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education holds a conference in Seoul, covering topics as varied as rankings and online learning.
    





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International Education: Nonprofit Seeks Nominees for $1 Million Teaching Prize

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:06pm
The Varkey GEMS Foundation will award the prize annually to an exceptional teacher.
    





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