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Fla. Senate passes textbook bill

Education Week - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:11pm
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Strauss: The new school reform model: ‘dumping the losers’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:00pm

Since 2011, the state-run Philadelphia public school district has adopted what is called the “portfolio model” of school reform as its “theory of change.” The model is a move away from the traditional school district, in which a centralized administration controls a set of public schools, to an arrangement in which a group of different kinds of schools, which could include traditional public as well as charter and privately run schools, are overseen by a central entity. Supporters think it gives parents more choice; opponents think that the choice most parents get is phony and that the portfolio model is a step toward the privatization of public education.

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Motherlode Blog: Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:26am
Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices.






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Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:00am

The Washington Post has honored teaching excellence in the Washington region for three decades, with more than 500 teachers winning the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for their work in the classroom, creativity and contribution to the improvement of education.

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Motherlode Blog: One Baby, Five Nationalities

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:59am
My infant son is eligible for five citizenships, and the choice of which passports to apply for turned out to be about much more than visas, paperwork and taxes.






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Strauss: An infuriating admission

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:50am

What’s going on here?

Last September, Bill Gates admitted that he doesn’t know if the school reform initiatives that he is massively funding will work. To be precise, he said during an interview at Harvard University:

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This Toxic Standards Fight Isn't Helping Students

Education Week - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:13am
School choice provides an immediate and positive academic solution for students, unlike the hostile fight around the common core, writes Kevin P. Chavous.
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Museums Step Up as Resource for New Science Standards

Education Week - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:11am
Science centers and museums are looking to help educators adapt to the vision for instruction reflected by the Next Generation Science Standards.
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The Learning Network: 10 Ways to Teach and Learn About Spring (While The Learning Network Is on Vacation)

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:47am
We’re on vacation until Monday, April 21, but we’ve left you with 10 ideas for teaching the joys (and woes) of spring.






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The Learning Network: When You Are Old Enough to Vote, Will You?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:23am
Do you think voting is important? Is it a civic duty?






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Strauss: ‘We refuse’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:00am

Liz Rosenberg and Takiema Bunche Smith, educators who have worked in New York City’s public and private schools for nearly twenty years, are also public school parents. Kemala Karmen formerly taught at the City University of New York. All three have children who attend PS 146 (Brooklyn New School), where a year-long, parent-led awareness campaign around high-stakes testing resulted in nearly 80 percent of families with students in testing grades refusing the New York State Common Core Assessments. In this piece they explain what sparked the campaign and why it continues.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Colbert to Succeed Letterman on ‘Late Show’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:30am
What is your reaction to CBS’s choice to replace David Letterman on “Late Show”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, April 11, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:11am
Can you identify the number of commas that belong in the sentence from the article?






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Strauss: One unconventional factor to consider when choosing a college

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:00am

Anyone lucky enough to have choices for college has a list of things that are important to them: price, size, location, quality. But here’s an unconventional factor that students may want to start considering at a time when graduating from college with good grades may no longer be enough to get a job. It was written by Laura R. Hosid, who was the associate director of Georgetown University’s Office of Career Services and now works for Vinik Educational Placement Services, Inc. in Bethesda, which provides college and career counseling to young people.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | remunerative

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in eight New York Times articles in the past year.






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Ex-contractor says he hacked into U-Md. databases to show security flaws’ seriousness

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:54pm

A former contract worker for the University of Maryland said he hacked into scores of data­bases in the school’s computer system and posted the university president’s “private information” online to draw attention to security problems.

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D.C. Board of Education names ombudsman as liaison between families, schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:12pm

D.C. parents have a new place to take their questions and complaints about city education: Joyanna Smith, the independent ombudsman charged with helping families navigate the District’s traditional and charter schools.

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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Congee

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:04pm
Congee is a thick Chinese soup made with rice, which sort of explodes as it cooks.
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