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Cyberbullies Can Easily Outwit Our Legal System

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:30am
Young victims of cyberbullying have few tools at their disposal to protect themselves, writes lawyer Kenneth A. Linzer.
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John Youngquist: Getting the Right Resources Into Classrooms

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:15am
The CAO of the Aurora, Colo., public schools describes how a change in the district's organizational structure has had a positive impact on student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
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Vickie Murillo: Rebuilding Academics in a Struggling District

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:15am
The CAO and accountability officer for the Kansas City, Mo., schools talks about setting goals and monitoring progress for a district that lost its accreditation in 2012.
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Michelle N. Pierre-Farid: Working to Turn Students Into Scholars

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:15am
The CAO of the Cleveland public schools is trying to set higher academic expectations for a district with a high school graduation rate of 64 percent.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | improvident

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past year.






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Superintendents Want Chief Academic Officers They Can Trust

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:01am
The CAO is seen as an interpreter and oracle, someone the district chief relies on to shape and communicate a vision for improving teaching and learning.
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Regardless of Their Titles, CAOs Set Tone for Academics

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:01am
Whether they're called assistant superintendents for teaching and learning, chief innovation officers, or curriculum coordinators, chief academic officers have one mission: academics.
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Connecting Principals to School Districts' Top Academic Priorities

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:01am
The link between a school system's chief academic officer and school-based leaders must be strong if districts want to turn lofty visions into achievement gains.
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Chief Technology Officers Play Key Role in Curricular Issues

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:01am
Some school districts are testing new approaches to address a common challenge: how to get academic and technology departments to work more closely together.
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Turning District Academic Visions Into Classroom Realities

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:01am
Current and former chief academic officers talk about the evolving role of the CAO, and the strategies they have used to try to improve teaching and learning.
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Assessment Authority for Chief Academic Officers Varies by District

Education Week - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:01am
Knitting assessment thoughtfully into any work on curriculum is crucial, experts say, so it's important to have oversight models that ensure that it happens.
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In new class, students get lessons in karate kicks, world peace, diplomacy

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 9:22pm
The teenage high school students, dressed in white robes knotted at the waist with matching cloth belts, lined up shoulder-to-shoulder, bowed to their teacher and prepared for the day’s lesson: Precision forearm blocks and whirling chest-high kicks.Read full article >>






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Maryland physics phenom ‘tried not to faint’ upon winning national award

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:56pm
Michael Hofmann Winer is a physics phenom who has won awards and studied how fundamental quasi-particles of sound, called phonons, interact with electrons. His research could potentially be applied to complex electronic materials, such as superconductors.Read full article >>






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A father’s pressing question: How many AP courses are enough?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 4:11pm
Last year, I wrote a pieceentitled “Why we wrongly freak out over AP.” Three to five Advanced Placement courses in high school would satisfy most selective colleges, I said: “Taking six, seven, eight or 20 AP courses will almost never make you more attractive to those colleges that reject more students than they accept.”Read full article >>
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Motherlode Blog: ‘I Miss My Daddy. Divorce Stinks.’

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:09am
My ex-husband and I are over, and that’s as it should be. But there’s one person who’s not buying that this divorce is “for the best”: our daughter.






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Davidson Math Students Lend a Hand to Basketball Team

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 5:43pm
A math professor and his students presented a way to show the efficiency of every five-man lineup that No. 24 Davidson used in games this season.






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Breaking Silence, Survivor Sets Out to Meet Holocaust Past

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 5:33pm
Tomi Reichental, who was sent to a concentration camp as a child, has mesmerized students in Ireland with his stories of wartime atrocities.






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Strauss: Pearson monitoring social media for security breaches during PARCC testing

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:15am
Updated with response from superintendent; Pearson revises statement to make clear it is working with PARCC states; more about social media monitoring during testing.Pearson, the world’s largest education company, is monitoring social media during the administration of the new PARCC Common Core test to detect any security breaches, and a spokeswoman said that it was “obligated” to alert authorities when any problems were discovered.Read full article >>






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Videos replace essays and test scores for some kids’ college applications

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:21pm
Mitchell Moran-Kaplan did the usual drill for most of his college applications. But for Goucher College, the 18-year-old grabbed a digital camera last fall and went for a drive, gathering footage for a two-minute video that aimed to explain what he’s all about.Read full article >>






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Barred Fraternity’s Lawyer Seeks to Alter Punishment

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:24pm
Video of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has helped draw attention to racially tinged incidents on other campuses.






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