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Strauss: Stephen Colbert to Wake Forest graduates: I’ll leave you with a bit of wisdom I picked up from ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:01am
It’s college commencement season, and, let’s face it, some graduates are luckier than others regarding commencement speakers. Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was one of the big winners, with the hilarious Stephen Colbert, who gave the following speech to the cap-and-gown-clad graduates on Monday, May 18:Read full article >>







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Strauss: He turned down every Ivy League school. Stanford too. Who is he and where is he going?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:27pm
He turned down Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities, and, for that matter, every other school in the Ivy League school. He said “no” to Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt too, as well as Washington University in St. Louis and New York University. So who he is and where is he going?Read full article >>







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Bid to Impose Monitor on East Ramapo School Board Meets Resistance

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:30pm
The bill would create a state monitor for the East Ramapo School District, where a school board run by Orthodox Jews has been criticized for shifting money from public schools to local yeshivas.







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Open Source: Axact, Fake Diploma Company, Threatens Pakistani Bloggers Who Laugh at Its Expense

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 7:49pm
The Pakistani company Axact threatened to sue a local blog, Pak Tea House, merely for rounding up Twitter reaction to an exposé.







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Montgomery principals urge board to ask interim leader to stay longer

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:58pm
Montgomery County’s high school principals urged the school board Monday to ask that the district’s interim superintendent stay in place for next school year, a move they said would provide stability while the national search for a new leader continues.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Working Out With N.F.L. Stars

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:12pm
Below are several paragraphs from the May 13 article “For N.F.L. Stars and Celebrities, There’s No Off-Season.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?







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The Learning Network: Has a Book, Movie, Television Show, Song or Video Game Ever Inspired You to Do Something New?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:04pm
Have you ever tried something new because of something you read, saw, heard or otherwise experienced via a creative work?







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What would you do if you were mayor of Happy Town? Fourth-graders explain.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:19pm
If you could be mayor of “Happy Town,” tasked with smoothing things over as citizens debated whether to put in a new playground or a skate park, how would you do it?Fourth-graders in Maryland were asked earlier this year what they would do if they were leading the fictional town, with an overarching theme of “respect.” Their answers came in essays, part of a yearly contest hosted by the Maryland Municipal League.Read full article >>







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Va. 5th-graders learn history with video game

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:42pm
A Virginia elementary school's fifth-graders are learning about Civil War history with A Nation Divided, a video game develop -More
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Using student interest, collaborative learning to teach complex texts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:42pm
Teachers can encourage and support students to read complex texts by selecting material relevant to student lives, teacher-co -More
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Education Department highlights school, museum partnerships

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:42pm
Schools in some states -- such as Virginia, Colorado and Tennessee -- are partnering with museums to enrich student learning. -More

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What does student grit prove about performance, success?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:42pm
Some schools bolstered by research connecting personal qualities to performance are seeking to tie such characteristics to te -More
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Can personalized learning coexist with school accountability systems?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:42pm
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How an online curriculum can benefit students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:42pm
An online curriculum can allow greater flexibility for educators and students, suggests English teacher Mike Saenz.  -More
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