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Weighted Admissions Lotteries: Will They Reshape Charter Demographics?

Education Week - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:24am
New federal regulatory guidance that allows charter schools to hold weighted admissions lotteries in favor of disadvantaged students could make a long-term impact on charter enrollments.
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Newtown Helps Map Out a New Path to Healing

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 7:00am
The architects designing the new Sandy Hook elementary school have had to contend with the extra burden of the horrific crime that unfolded on Dec. 14, 2012, and they turned to the residents of Newtown, Conn., for feedback.
    
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The Learning Network: How Concerned Are You About Climate Change?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 5:01am
How much have you learned about climate change in school? What do you believe about it?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A New Cold War?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:42am
Why do this week’s events in Crimea “threaten to usher in a new, more dangerous era” in the relationship between the United States and Russia?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, March 20, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:15am
Can you choose the best synonym for “augur,” as it is used in the article?
    





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Strauss: Everybody else has seen this. It’s your turn

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:00am

In 2006, Sir Ken Robinson, an author and expert on innovation and creativity in education and business, gave a TED talk titled “How Schools Kill Creativity” that became the most watched in TED’s history with more than 25 million views on the TED website and more than 6 million on YouTube. If you haven’t watched it, here it is. If you have, watch it again, below, -- and/or read the transcript.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | sophistry

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:26am
This word has appeared in eight New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Mount Vernon High School in Fairfax County receives grant from Grammy Foundation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:53pm

In Irvin Kalugdan’s music therapy classroom at Mount Vernon High School, students with emotional disabilities engage in DJ turntable battles. They play on electronic drum sets, strum guitars and learn how to express themselves through music.

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Parents, students praise D.C. TAG in effort to shore up congressional support

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:19pm

D.C. parents, students and college graduates gathered on Capitol Hill this week to share their praise for a federally funded program that helps city students pay for higher education.

“Coming from D.C., it’s just a real assurance, a faith and a belief in you going on to do bigger and better things,” said Channell Autrey, a 2005 graduate of the School Without Walls. Autrey used the money she received from the program to attend Pennsylvania State University and now works as a public defender in Baltimore.

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The Learning Network Blog: Busting the Brackets! Mathematics and the N.C.A.A. Tournament

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:36pm
In this lesson, students apply concepts of probability and explore the scale of extremely large and extremely small numbers by diving into March Madness and bracketology.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Does Texting at a Stop Sign Count?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:23pm
Even teenagers who say they “don’t text and drive” pull out the phone at every red light, and many of their parents do too. Should you ever touch the phone keyboard while the car is in drive?
    





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Strauss: A different way to give college admissions tests

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:21pm

Now that the announcement about big SAT changes is behind us, it’s time to look at what it all means. Not so much, apparently. To explain why, and suggest a better way to give a college admissions test is John Kaztman, founder of Princeton Review, a test prep and college admissions services company; 2u, which partners with top universities to provide online degree programs; and Noodle, a search and recommendation education engine.

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St. Mary’s announces Lewis and Clark Dean Tuajuanda Jordan as new president

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:03pm

A chemistry professor and academic dean from Oregon will become the next president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, officials announced Wednesday, filling a vacancy that arose suddenly after the public liberal arts school disclosed a major enrollment shortfall.

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Ky. 6th-graders assist archaeologists with historic home

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:50pm
Sixth-grade students from Farnsley Middle School in Louisville, Ky., earlier this month sifted through dirt and looked for ar -More
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Is project-based learning compatible with standardized testing?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:50pm
Some teachers are putting project-based learning aside as pressure builds to increase students' test scores, asserts English  -More
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Mass. middle school adopts marathon-themed lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:50pm
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Studying America's Crisis in Civic Education
Robyn Verbois, a social studies teacher from Baton Rouge, used her time in the Ashbrook Center's MA Degree program to explore America's crisis in civic education. Americans have lost a sense of community, Verbois concludes, "because we have failed to pass along the uniqueness of our origins." Learn More

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PLCs help Mo. school create common learning goals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:50pm
Working collaboratively in professional learning communities has helped educators at a Missouri elementary school find and de -More
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Technology teacher-leaders to lead training in Ga. district

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:50pm
A school district in Georgia has taken a new approach to training teachers in technology.  -More
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