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Common-Core Testing Clashes With Social-Media Monitoring

Education Week - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:31am
A New Jersey high school student who posted a tweet about a question on a common-core test has unintentionally sparked a national controversy.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 30, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 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 2 p.m. Eastern time.
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The Learning Network: What Are Your Thoughts on Cats?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:02am
Is sexism the source of stigmas about people who live with cats?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Fire to Unite People Long Divided in Northern Ireland

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:30am
How was the burning of a pagan temple in Northern Ireland an act of peace and reconciliation?
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Strauss: Report: Big education firms spend millions lobbying for pro-testing policies

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:00am
(Corrections: The center corrects points about Houghton Mifflin’s market share for Common Core testing; and McGraw Hill. The original post said testing made up for shrinking textbook market share; the company says it is digital resources.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | douse

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 96 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Fairfax student’s patented cleat designs are catching company eyes

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 5:44pm
San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was expected to be among the NFL’s top performers in the fall of 2008. A former league MVP, Tomlinson, known for his churning legs and quick feet, was one of the most reliable running backs, and he was set for another banner year.Read full article >>






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My bad typing years ago and what it means about student engagement now

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 2:02pm
My first class in high school was typing. I took it the summer before my freshman year. I was a total grade-grubbing dork, so the experience thrilled me — and it had nothing to do with the fact that the class was mostly girls. I didn’t notice that at the time, one more sign of my slow social development. I just wanted to get an A.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Why kids are getting more aggressive on the playground

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 8:00am
Here is a new piece from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, who has written some popular posts, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still. She can’t. Neither can the kids.” Here is the fifth in her occasional series on movement in classrooms. Hanscom is the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England.Read full article >>






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