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The Learning Network Blog: Teenagers in The Times | February 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 8:05am
The latest monthly collection of articles about young people published in The Times.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: How Much Does the SAT or ACT Matter in Your Life?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 6:01am
Do you believe the SAT or ACT will provide an accurate measure of how well you will perform in college?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | E-Cigarettes, by Other Names, Lure Young and Worry Experts

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:44am
What are “hookah pens,” “e-hookahs” or “vape pipes”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 7, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:11am
Can you identify the simple subject and verb of a sentence from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | lineament

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.
    





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Socialization technique helps in academic achievement, trial study finds

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:01am

A popular teaching technique to help elementary students develop emotional and social skills also leads to academic achievement, according to a study released Thursday.

In a randomized, controlled trial that examined the technique known as Responsive Classroom, researchers found that children in classrooms where the technique was fully used scored significantly higher in math and reading tests than students in classrooms where it wasn’t applied.

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D.C. charter officials seek to keep Options open

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:56pm

D.C. charter school officials who previously had said they would seek to close Options Public Charter School for financial mismanagement said Thursday that they will now push to keep the school open.

Options was thrust into turmoil in October when the D.C. Office of the Attorney General filed a lawsuit alleging that three former school managers funneled millions of dollars to two for-profit businesses they ran. The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted in December to take the first steps toward closing the school.

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De Blasio and Dolan Announce a Push for More Pre-K Classes

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:36pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio gained a high-profile partner in Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan as he raced to find classroom space in New York City for 24,000 4-year-olds by the fall.
    





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Revisions to the SAT college admissions test follow years of gains for rival ACT exam

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 10:49pm

Anthony Simon’s experience with college admissions testing might shed light on why the College Board this week announced big revisions to its SAT exam, and why the rival ACT has become the most popular admission test in the country.

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Need for Full-Day Kindergarten Is Lost in Pre-K Debate, Critics Say

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 9:02pm
Amid the push to expand full-day preschool in New York, some parents say kindergartners who are in school for only a few hours a day are being overlooked.
    
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News Analysis: Then and Now, a Test That Aims to Neutralize Advantages of the Privileged

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 9:02pm
The people who first designed the SAT decades ago wanted to identify a new elite based on brains rather than heredity, not necessarily to expand access to college.
    





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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Save Us From the SAT

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 7:28pm
The SAT is a mind-numbing, stress-inducing ritual of torture.
    





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Strauss: ‘The drive to test, test, and re-test’ leads famous school board member to quit

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:32pm

Rick Roach, who is completing his fifth four-year term representing District 3 on the Board of Education in Orange County, Fla, may well be the most famous local school board member in the country. In 2011, he made national news when he took a test with questions used on standardized tests given to students in Florida and flunked, becoming a vocal critic of high-stakes standardized tests. Last year he became alarmed that the state was forcing severely disabled students to take alternative versions of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and helped publicize the plight of a boy named Michael, who was born with only a brain stem and not a full brain with cognitive ability. Michael, was also blind and bound to a wheelchair, was still required to take a state standardized test last year (and will have to take another one this year).

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The Learning Network: Serious Silliness: High School Reading and Writing Inspired by Dr. Seuss

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:21pm
Despite his success, Dr. Seuss’ work is not a staple of high school curriculum. In this lesson, we suggest some places for the cat in the hat, green eggs and ham, and Horton in secondary schools as well.
    





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Strauss: Why a ‘Student Privacy Bill of Rights’ is desperately needed

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:31pm

The growing use of technology has allowed for the collection of mass amounts of data on students. Control over personal information has been lost by students and the risks to student privacy have risen dramatically. In this post, Khaliah Barnes, director of the Student Privacy Project and administrative law counsel for the non-profit Electronic Privacy Information Center, lays out a Student Privacy Bill of Rights that gives back to students control over information about their lives.

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Prince William may add three days to school year to make up for snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 2:47pm

The Prince William School Board is considering a plan to add three days to the end of the school year, an effort to dig out of a deep, snow-day induced instructional hole.

The suburban district closed schools Monday and Tuesday, bringing the total number of snow days to 12 this school year, twice as many as last year. Schools opened with a two-hour delay Wednesday.

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