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I give myself sometimes admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Mary Wortley Montagu, British writer -More
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 15-21, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Two big stories dominated the news in what the Sunday Review called “a week of agony.” Take the quiz below to see what you understood about those and other stories, and to find links to more information.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Having a Baby, and Getting a Dog

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:09pm
Should a couple planning on soon having a baby get a dog?






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Strauss: Why college remediation needs to be overhauled

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:33am

Award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York has written here and here about how college remediation rates are often hyped. In in the following post she expands her examination by looking at the purpose and efficacy of the remedial model. Burris has been exposing the problems with New York’s disastrous school reform effort for a long time on this blog. (You can read some of her work here, herehere,  here, and here.) She previously wrote about remediation rates here. She was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010,  tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State.

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Teachers Get Up-Close Insight Into High Court Workings

Education Week - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:57am
The Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers brings educators with a keen interest in the law to Washington for a hands-on encounter with the nation's highest court.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Plight of the Sage Grouse and Energy Production

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:29am
What dilemma do environmentalists, energy production companies and the federal government face regarding a certain bird?






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Strauss: This is educational ‘innovation’?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:01am

The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, which brings the world the international testing program of 15-year old students known as PISA, just issued a new report called “Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective, Educational Research and Innovation.”

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Energy

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of energy by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | brook

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 71 New York Times articles in the past year.






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My Brother’s Keeper Program Grows to Include More Impoverished Minorities

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 8:03pm
Some of the nation’s largest school districts have joined the My Brother’s Keeper program.






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A plethora of P’s on report cards confound parents in Montgomery County

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 6:38pm

He was wide-eyed at first. Ten-year-old Max Krauze opened his report card on a recent summer day in his North Chevy Chase living room to find an array of grades that reflected his fifth-grade work in Montgomery County’s public schools.

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International Education: U.S. Seen as Weak on Global Research Collaboration

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:02pm
Those responsible for American institutions’ global strategies too often fail to identify and work toward shared goals, observers say.






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International Education: Adult Education Eases Path to Career Change

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:02pm
Part-time classes prove useful when thinking about making a career change.






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The Working Life: A Parent Answering a Call for Pre-K Teachers Goes Back to Work (and School)

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:01pm
Lisa Martino is one of 95 fellows poised to become New York City’s newest teachers, as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal prekindergarten program.
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Motherlode Blog: Immaculate Incarceration: A Baby in Solitary Confinement

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:32am
According to my mother’s prison records, she served around 17 weeks in “The Hole”—solitary confinement. Only for her it wasn’t so solitary. She had me.






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Shining Stars Montessori scrambling to find new home after charter’s building deal fails

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:57pm

When his daughters’ school announced plans to move to a new building a few blocks from his Petworth home, Wayan Vota thought he had achieved an elusive dream in his search for a charter school: a great one in a convenient location.

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Strauss: Mom: My kindergartner was ‘work-sheeted to death’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:17am

This year I have posted a number of pieces  (here, here, here and here, for example) about the travesty that is now kindergarten in many public schools. Today, under this school reform in which standardized-test scores are the chief metric for “accountability” of students, schools, teachers, etc., kindergarten has in many classrooms become an academic workshop rather than a place where kids learn through structured play, which is how experts say young children learn best. Young children are often asked to sit for hours at a time, sometimes with little or no recess, to make sure enough reading, writing and math are covered. In this post, I detailed some kindergarten classroom schedules, and this post about “sweat shop kindergarten” drew reaction from readers reporting their children’s experiences.

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Technophoria: Avoiding Roommate Shock, Online

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:40am
After decades of pairing students based on scant information, some colleges are giving them tools for making their own choices.
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