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Teachers Lead the Way in Nevada Leader's Common-Core Project

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
Aaron Grossman steered Washoe County's efforts to implement curriculum standards by eschewing commercial interpretations of the standards and enlisting teachers to figure out what works for them.
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Cleveland Administrator Launches College Tours for Parents

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
For many families in Cleveland, the Parent University College Tours organized by Tracy Hill, are their first introduction to a college campus.
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Tenn. Schools Chief Digs Deep for STEM Learning

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
Teacher 'externships,' a STEM academy, and an emphasis on solving real-world problems form the backbone of a comprehensive STEM initiative in the Clarksville- Montgomery County school system.
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St. Louis Schools Leaders Team Up on Preschool Expansion

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
Facing dropping student enrollments, a superintendent and a teachers' union leader collaborated to open up more preschool seats and keep their struggling district viable.
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Ariz. Leader Uses Technology to Personalize Learning

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
Under Gail Pletnick's leadership, students in Dysart's schools are learning at their own pace, only moving on when they've fully grasped concepts.
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Colo. Superintendent Shares Lessons on Crisis Management

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
After seeing his district through a raging wildfire, Nicholas Gledich asked his staff to offer their battle-tested wisdom to another district threatened by wildfire.
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Alaskan Leader Keeps Rural Students Connected

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
Geography is no barrier for students in the Lower Kuskokwim district who can take classes in digital photography and robotics via technology.
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Broward Superintendent Focuses on Building Bridges

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
The Florida K-12 district was at odds with its 95 charter schools before Robert Runcie came along with an agenda for change and collaboration.
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Philadelphia Leader Makes the Case for Arts Education

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
By marshaling research evidence, finding outside partners, and nailing grants, Dennis Creedon has kept a robust arts program alive in his financially strapped school system.
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Nursing Director Ensures Students Are Really 'Ready to Learn'

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
In Kent, Wash., Mary Newell has rolled out several strategies to help students manage their health problems and make the most of their time in the classroom.
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Calif. Leader Keeps English-Learners in Academic Mix

Education Week - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
In Oakland, Maria Santos uses "instructional rounds," much like those in teaching hospitals, to coach educators on how best to involve ELL students in academic discourse.
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D.C. mulling Common Core test switch

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 9:54pm

The District is slated to begin administering new tests next year that aim to gauge students’ performance on the Common Core State Standards, new national academic guidelines that are designed to promote critical thinking instead of rote memorization.

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Strauss: Getting serious about sex education

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 3:37pm

According to the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, the federal government has spent millions of dollars over several decades promoting abstinence-only sex education even though they “rarely provide information on even the most basic topics in human sexuality such as puberty, reproductive anatomy, and sexual health, and they have never been proven effective.” In this post, a nursing professor who had a child when she was a teenager discusses why it is time for a change in school-based sex ed. Imelda Reyes is a clinical assistant professor of nursing, specializing in pediatrics and a Public Voices Fellow of The OpEd Project at Emory University.

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Skipping a grade is rare, but it might just save the world

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 2:47pm

When Linda Mc­Veigh began second grade at Kit Carson Elementary School in Lawndale, Calif., her teacher saw she was far ahead. She had learned to read at age four from her 12-year-old aunt. The blonde 7-year-old from a rural Oklahoma family was funny and talkative. Her math scores were very high.

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International Education: Helping Foreign Students Thrive on U.S. Campuses

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 1:02pm
International education professionals in the United States are starting to focus on ways to prevent foreign students from dropping out of colleges.
    





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International Education: Canada Grapples With Adapting to Minority Needs

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 1:01pm
In a country that is home to immigrants from hundreds of countries, religious accommodation is part of the give and take of everyday life.
    





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Briefly: International Education: Science Publishers Remove Papers Generated as a Hoax

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 1:01pm
Two publishers are removing some 120 papers from their web sites after it was revealed that the works were computer-generated gibberish.
    





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Strauss: Your kid is being bullied at school -- but not in the way you think

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 11:30am

How bad is the standardized testing obsession in public education? Really bad, says James Arnold, the former superintendent of Pelham City Schools in Pelham, Ga., in the following post. A version of this appeared on his blog.

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Fairfax County teachers propose cutting ‘extras’ in protest of lagging salaries

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 9:07pm

Some teachers in Fairfax County are planning to protest lagging salaries by cutting back on work that is outside of their contract, a move that could cause students to miss out on many extra after-school services that teachers provide.

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Prince George’s County schools hope to recruit more male teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 7:39pm

When Albert Lewis attended middle school in Prince George’s County in the late 1990s, he was shocked to walk into his eighth-grade history class and find a black man sitting behind the teacher’s desk.

Nathaniel Laney’s presence was a first for Lewis, who is now a teacher himself. Until then, he had never seen a male teacher outside of gym class.

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