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Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

Education Week - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:17am
As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction.
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Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

Education Week - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:17am
As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction.
Categories: Education News

Ed. Dept. Puts Spotlight on Principals' Central Role

Education Week - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:17am
Drawing on real-world advice from principals, several initiatives in the Obama administration's second term aim to address the needs of school leaders.
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Ed. Dept. Puts Spotlight on Principals' Central Role

Education Week - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:17am
Drawing on real-world advice from principals, several initiatives in the Obama administration's second term aim to address the needs of school leaders.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 1, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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Teachers’ Strikes Spread Across Northeast China

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:41am
The strikes over low salaries and mandatory payments to pension plans began last week and now encompass a half-dozen cities or counties.
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The Learning Network: Do You Have a Dream Car?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 6:01am
Why do you think people sometimes become so attached to their cars?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Visiting All 13 Disney Parks

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:52am
Here are the first seven paragraphs from a Nov. 21 article, “What I Discovered by Visiting Every Disney Park.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | What’s That Smell? It’s the Latest Blockbuster.

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:29am
How are some theaters trying to lure back young viewers?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pyromaniac

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Marion Barry’s Washington: Snapshots of the city the former mayor left behind

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:19pm

The city Marion Barry inspired, infuriated and disappointed is gone, replaced by the city he always said he wanted to build — solvent, solid, sizzling with life. And the city Barry commanded for longer than any other mayor remains saddled with the same woes he sought to eradicate — poverty, racial division, hopelessness.

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Old Tactic Gets New Use: Public Schools Separate Girls and Boys

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 9:23pm
Single-sex classes are increasingly common in the nation’s public schools, particularly in poor areas, prompting new scrutiny about their effectiveness.






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High school aerospace engineering program taking flight

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 7:16pm

Students quietly worked in pairs, folding, cutting and gluing the colorful strips of tissue paper strewn across the half-dozen tables in the room.

What looked at first glance like an art class was actually Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology, part of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics offering at DuVal High School in Prince George’s County.

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Strauss: A dissection of Common Core math test questions leaves educator ‘appalled’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 3:31pm

Many of the guest writers on this blog are opposed to the Common Core State Standards, not because they object to standards per se but they find fault with this particular set for one reason or another. This post was written by someone who supports the Core, but takes a critical look at New York State’s Common Core-aligned tests, specifically the eighth-grade math exam that was designed by Pearson. Grant Wiggins is the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” as well as numerous articles on education. A high school teacher for 14 years, he is the president of Authentic Education,  in Hopewell, New Jersey, which provides professional development and other services to schools aimed at improving student learning.  Wiggins gave me permission to republish this post, which first appeared on his blog, Granted, and…. It should be noted that these tests are different from the Common Core exams that are being developed by two multi-state consortia, known as PARCC and SBAC, and being given to students for the first time this school year, but educators have already raised concerns that those two assessments will not represent the “groundbreaking” next-generation exams that Education Secretary Arne Duncan had once said they would be.

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