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Next-generation tests roll out in Maryland, the District amid concerns

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:00am
Around the edges of snow storms, and amid a national fury about testing and new academic standards designed to improve public education, tens of thousands of students in Maryland and the District sat down this week to take a new kind of standardized exam.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:56am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in the Times | February 2015

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:24am
Rebellion against tradition and institutions is a theme of the February edition of Teenagers in The Times.






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Strauss: Principal to parents: ‘We don’t need to get used to this. We need to stop it.’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 6:00am
Troy LaRaviere is the principal of Chicago’s Blaine Elementary School and a leader of the Administrators Alliance for Proven Policy and Legislation in Education. He has been outspoken about school reform policies that he thinks are harmful to children or a waste of Chicago Public Schools money. Here’s an example, from  this interview with him:Read full article >>






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Strauss: ‘The Other PARCC’ — a short video about the test refusal movement

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:00am
Here is a five-minute video about the growing test refusal movement, called “The Other PARCC — The Other PARCC — Parents Advocating Refusal on High-Stakes Testing.” PARCC is a reference to the Common Core test created by the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, one of two multi-state consortia given $360 million in federal funds to design new standardized tests for accountability purposes.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Should Circuses Be Animal Free?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:00am
Is it cruel to use wild animals, such as elephants, tigers and bears, as traveling entertainers? Or would the circus just not be the circus without its animal stars?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Celebration of Food Scraps

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:53am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 3 article, “Starve a Landfill.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | incandescent

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 88 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Analyzing the Elements of Art: Six Ways to Think About Shape

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:11pm
a collaboration with KQED Art School to explore one of the seven elements of visual art — shape — and suggest ways to apply the ideas to images and articles found in The New York Times.






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Your Money Adviser: 529 College Savings Plans in a State of Evolution

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:51pm
Small adjustments aimed at making the popular accounts more flexible have either been enacted or are proposed.
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Lack of Diversity Persists in Admissions to New York City’s Elite High Schools

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 7:51pm
Five percent of the students offered placement in eight specialized high schools were black and 7 percent were Hispanic, according to statistics released on Thursday.
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Motherlode Blog: How Not to Be ‘That’ Sports Parent

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 5:22pm
If your child can tell you’re unhappy during the game, you’re doing it wrong.
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