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Chromebooks Gain in K-12 Market, Challenging iPads

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:23am
While Apple's iPads remain dominant in the K-12 tablet market, Chromebook laptops have made gains in school districts, research indicates.
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Chromebooks Gaining Popularity in School Districts

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:22am
The low-cost, cloud-based laptops from Google accounted for nearly one-third of all mobile digital-device sales to U.S. schools in the first half of 2014.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 4-10, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:27am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:00am
How much time do you spend taking and preparing for standardized tests in school? Do you think it’s too much?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Honduran Youth Finds Welcome Mat at Oakland School Designed for Immigrants

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:30am
What are some of the challenges that students like Lester Valladaras face in their new life in the United States?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Country Star Strides Back Onto the Stage

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:30am
Here are the first five paragraphs of the Nov. 9 article “Country Star Strides Back Onto the Stage.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | passive

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 397 New York Times articles in the last year.






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Hispanic students are making steady math progress

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:01am

Hispanic students have made significant gains on federal math tests during the past decade, and Hispanic public school students in major cities including Boston, Charlotte, Houston and the District have made some of the most consistent progress, according to a report released Monday.

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Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate, Is Assailed by Schools Group in Pakistan

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:10pm
A network of private schools on Monday called for a day of protest against Ms. Yousafzai, 17, and her memoir about being shot by a Taliban gunman after pressing for girls’ rights and education.






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Trying to get better teachers into nation’s poor classrooms

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:01pm

The Obama administration on Monday ordered states to devise plans to get stronger teachers into high-poverty classrooms, correcting a national imbalance in which students who need the most help are often taught by the weakest educators.

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Strauss: Why Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:00pm

(I ran a version of this post in 2013 and a number of people told me they thought it was helpful, so here it is again:)

Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day. Why? According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

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Web site Niche ranks Arlington public schools 38th in the country

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:39pm

The website Niche ranked Arlington Public Schools the 38th best school district in the country in its list of top school districts released last week.

Niche, which runs the better-known ranking site College Prowler, included 8,738 school districts in its rankings and graded school systems in eight categories, including academics, teachers, health and safety, student culture and diversity and responses to surveys given to Niche users. Academics were given the most weight in the rankings.

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U.S. to Focus on Equity in Assigning of Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:14pm
Federal officials want states to ensure that poor and minority students will not be disproportionately taught by inexperienced educators.






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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: When the Tests Are Overwhelming, What’s Next?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:07pm
Most schools conduct some form of standardized testing. What helps a child who finds the tests stressful, and when is the testing too much?






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Atlanta School Cheating Was ‘Conspiratorial,’ Ex-Governor Testifies

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:52pm
Former Gov. Sonny Perdue testified during the trial of 12 Atlanta educators whom prosecutors have accused of participating in cheating.
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