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Strauss: Standard & Poor’s rates outlook for charter school sector as ‘negative’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 6:01am

Standard & Poor’s has issued a new report that extends its “negative” outlook for the charter school sector. Of 214 public charter school ratings done by the agency, 41, or 19 percent, are negative while only 4 — or 2 percent — are positive. Furthermore, it says, funding has not generally “returned to pre-recessionary levels, and some schools are struggling to operate in this “new normal.’”

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:30am
Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s ruling? Should the police need a warrant before being allowed to conduct a cellphone search? Why?






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Strauss: What’s with that ‘go you chicken fat go’ iPhone ad?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:01am

If you’ve heard the song with the lyrics “go you chicken fat go” in ads for iPhones, you may have stopped and wondered what the heck a song about chicken fat has to do with Apple and its telecommunications products. I can’t answer that question, but here’s why you are reading about it on an education blog.

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Strauss: Arizona schools chief won’t resign after calling welfare recipients ‘lazy pigs’ and other incendiary comments

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:05am

(Update: He won’t resign)

The schools superintendent of Arizona, John Huppenthal, has admitted to — and apologized for — writing anonymous blog posts over the last several years with some incendiary comments, including calling welfare recipients “lazy pigs.” But he says he won’t resign and is running for re-election this year.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | malicious

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 180 New York Times articles in the past year.






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For a hearty few Fairfax County students, an extended school year finally ends

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 7:40pm

Sophomore Brooke Smith was seated in Falls Church High School this week when she sent her mom a text message: “With all my best friends in class!”

The photo she sent along with the text showed rows of empty desks.

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Starting Out Behind: Q. and A. About Student Debt

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 5:38pm
Readers have questions. Co-authors of a recent study from the Brookings Institution have answers.






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Two parent advocates from Silver Spring advance in Montgomery school board race

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 5:33pm

Two parent advocates from Silver Spring will face off in the November general election for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education, following their primary victories Tuesday.

Jill Ortman-Fouse, 50, and Shebra Evans, 42, emerged as the top two vote-getters from a field of four candidates in the nonpartisan race. Both have held PTA leadership roles and other education-related posts. Both have children in Montgomery’s public schools.

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Motherlode Blog: The First Rule of Stir-Fries: Be Prepared

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:37pm
Martha Rose Shulman, the Recipes for Health columnist and cookbook author, lays the groundwork for stir-fries, and answers readers’ questions.






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Prince George’s students are encouraged to complete homework over the summer

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:18pm

Students in Prince George’s County each summer are sent home with homework packets to help them retain what they have learned during the school year.

“You have learned so much in math this year!” reads the information for students entering the fifth grade. “This packet is a compilation of important mathematical concepts and skills that you are expected to know prior to moving to the next level. These examples focus on both mathematical skills and problem solving. While you may use calculators and other tools as needed, be prepared to explain the reasoning behind your answers. Grids are included for the last weeks in June, all of July and the first weeks of August. Some problems require answers from previous days, but overall you may do the problems in any order or any day that you choose.”

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Calif. students help with exhibit marking county's 125th anniversary

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
A group of California high-school students who are taking a summer course in the history and science of curating museums help -More
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Ideas for co-creating lessons with students based on their interests

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
Teachers can tap into students' interests to help co-create learning experiences, writes Matt Levinson, head of the Upper Div -More
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N.J. district adds coaches, sets aside time for collaborative planning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
The four elementary schools in a New Jersey district are restructuring their schedules to give teachers time each day for col -More
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Summer reading lists can help teachers recharge

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
Teacher Joshua Block fights the inevitable feelings of routine and burnout in June by drawing on his summer reading list for  -More
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How to teach digital citizenship at school, home

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
For today's students, learning digital citizenship is seen as a necessity in schools, classrooms and homes.  -More
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Students grow, sell produce in Del. gardening program

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
An organization in Delaware has taken the community-garden model popular among adults and implemented it with students.  -More
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