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Motherlode Blog: How Does a 2-Year-Old Wear Glasses? (Not) Very Carefully.

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:04pm
I wasn’t happy when the pediatric ophthalmologist ordered up glasses for my toddler. But it wasn’t supposed to be about me.






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Goddard Montessori parents concerned about sharing Pr. George’s school building

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:41am

A decision by Prince George’s County School Chief Kevin Maxwell to move Glenarden Woods Elementary School into part of the building where Robert Goddard Montessori students attend classes has drawn criticism from parents of the popular magnet program.

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Strauss: Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:02am

Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation? You might think so if you listen to some reformers who link union-negotiated job protections for teachers to poor academic performance of students in high-poverty schools. But does the data actually support that contention? Bruce D. Baker, a professor of education and leadership in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, decided to look at what is true and what is not in the following post, initially published in 2012 on  his School Finance 101 blog. This is a long, technical post, filled with graphs, but worth your time.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:55am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 10 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:28am
The final week of our Summer Reading Contest begins! Get your pick in by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 22.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:30am
Why can drones be more effective than conventional methods in surveying archaeological sites?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The American Judicial System

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:36am
Test your knowledge of the American judicial system by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | piety

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 80 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Educating for the Bigger Picture

Education Week - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01am
It doesn't take more work, just a shift in approach, for schools to teach systems thinking, write bestselling authors Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge.
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Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings

Education Week - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01am
A new organization billing itself as a "Consumer Reports for school materials" will soon begin posting online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to align with the common-core standards.
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One-third of Virginia’s schools could lack full accreditation as standards toughen

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:47pm

Nearly one-third of Virginia’s public schools will not earn full accreditation this fall after reading and science scores dropped precipitously on state-mandated standardized tests, according to state education officials.

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Strauss: Blame the Common Core for Miley Cyrus, phones in toilets, and … everything else?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:31pm
Who knew?! #ThanksCommonCore #CommonCore pic.twitter.com/E6CfRYOR8X

If you thought that “bullies, playground predators, or school violence” were the most dangerous things school children face, you are, according to the Family Research Council, missing the “spreading, hidden nightmare facing” millions of students as they start a new school year.

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Motherlode Blog: Harry Potter Casts a Spell for Tolerance

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:05pm
Students who read and discussed a scene from Harry Potter in which the cruel Draco Malfoy calls Hermione a “filthy little Mudblood,” and her friends react with outrage reported more positive feelings about immigrants.






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