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Bryan College Is Torn: Can Darwin and Eden Coexist?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:34pm
It is facing an uproar after adding to its statement of belief that Adam and Eve “are historical persons created by God in a special formative act, and not from previously existing life-forms.”






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Strauss: A different way to implement Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:02pm

Critics of the critics of high-stakes standardized testing and the Common Core State Standards often say that the attackers don’t provide alternatives but just complain. That has never been true of many of the critics of these school reforms, and it still isn’t. Here is a piece about what a different accountability system could look like if school reformers would concede that their attachment to high-stakes testing as the chief accountability metric hasn’t been useful to students.

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Motherlode Blog: Imagine No Possessions, and No Moving Van, Too

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:32am
Were we really going to spend $6,500 to move a bunch of plastic and cardboard, a worn couch and IKEA shelves?






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St. Mary’s College of Maryland projects it will meet enrollment and budget goals

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:40am

A year ago at this time, St. Mary’s College of Maryland was in turmoil. A second straight disappointing recruiting cycle rocked the public liberal arts college, forcing budget cuts and contributing to the abrupt departure of its president.

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First Lady to Tout Role of Arts Education Program

Education Week - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:14am
Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show.
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The Learning Network: Does Your School Seem Integrated?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:00am
Is de facto segregation — segregation that occurs not because of laws, but for other complex reasons — still alive in your community?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Science Standards Divide a State Built on Coal and Oil

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:30am
Do you think climate change should be included as part of a national science curriculum? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, May 20

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about segregation in public schools.






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Strauss: Florida legislator: Common Core advocates are trying to make ‘your children’ gay

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:02am

Whether you support the Common Core State Standards or don’t,  it’s important to recognize when critics are going off the rails in their dissent.

Here’s a newly publicized example: A Republican Florida state legislator, Charles Van Zant, told an audience at a conference in Orlando that the organization that has won a $220 million contract from Florida to design standardized tests aligned to Florida’s new standards are trying to get young people to become gay. Specifically, he said, Think Progress reported

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | sinuous

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 95 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Indiana Data Network Draws Opposition

Education Week - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:01am
An Indiana project that seeks to track information on students from elementary school through their time as adults in the workforce is drawing objections from critics concerned about data privacy and security.
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Array of Factors Drives Students From School

Education Week - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:01am
In a large-scale survey, youths who left school before graduating reported that adverse events in their lives combined to push them off the academic track.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 13-19, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:05pm
How many of the stories in this week’s News Quiz have you followed?






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Square Feet: Hotels Embrace the Campus Nearby

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 7:30pm
Large chains are increasingly joining established independent hotels by tailoring their decorations and amenities to attract college-related business.
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Strauss: Text of Jill Abramson’s commencement speech: ‘get on with your knitting’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:38pm

Here is the text of the commencement speech that Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, delivered on Monday at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, from the Wake Forest website.

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Stem: A Math App That Offers an Unusual Human Touch

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:32pm
Tabtor offers, along with the usual sums, something seemingly unique: an instructor who tracks a child’s progress and offers feedback.
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