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Steps to prepare for the D.C. school enrollment lottery

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:01am

Mark your calendars for Saturday’s annual D.C. school choice “Edfest,” a kind of public-school-palooza designed to give families an introduction to the options.

The event marks the official start of the school choice season, coming a few weeks before the enrollment lottery opens Dec. 15.

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The Learning Network: What Is the Perfect Number of College Applications to Send?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:03am
What are the advantages and disadvantages of sending applications to 20 or more colleges and universities?






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 17, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 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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The Learning Network: Million Dollar Gamers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:44am
What is it like to be a highly paid professional video game player?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Rat on Broadway

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:31am
Here are the first seven paragraphs of the Nov. 10 article “White Rodent Finds Fame on the Great White Way: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Has an Unexpected Star: A Rat Named Toby” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | venial

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past three years.






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Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 6:59pm
Many teachers say the ClassDojo app helps them record classroom conduct, but critics are wary of such apps’ ramifications for data privacy and fairness.






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‘Think Before You Link’ promotes student cybersafety

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:39pm

As elementary and secondary students spend more time online, a new free program has rolled out and is aimed at giving children, teachers and families the tools to help young digital users safely navigate the Internet.

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Save rote memorization. Save rote memorization. Save rote memorization.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:05pm

An erudite reader, former Foreign Service Officer Jack Aubert of Falls Church, objected to a prominent feature of modern education. “Rote memorization is very useful, and it was a mistake to discard it,” he said.

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Strauss: One ugly map

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 3:07pm

A a new report by the nonprofit Center for American Progress finds that state funding for public higher education declined — some of it significantly — in recent years, and federal assistance to low-income students to help pay tuition has not been enough to fully address their needs. What’s more, in states with the biggest disinvestment in public higher education, low- and middle-income families pay the biggest price.

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Geography Community Sponsored Sessions--Paul Nagel

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 2:21pm
Join us in Boston for two special sessions: 1. Friday November 21, 10:05 a.m., Hynes Center 301 for "Islands and Conflicting Territorial Claims in the Asian Pacific." Asian Pacific islands have increasingly become the source of territorial tensions and conflicting claims. Students use web based historical maps and documents as evidence tosubstantiate country positions on claims. 2. Saturday November 22, 2:30 p.m., Hynes Center 311 for The Geographic Lens within the C3 Framework's Inquiry --> Read More

Strauss: The six-step SAT cheating operation in Asia — and how to stop it

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 1:20pm

New allegations of cheating on the SAT administered in Asia on Nov. 8 have been made even as concerns are growing that plans are underway for cheating on the exam scheduled for Dec. 6.

The Educational Testing Service, which administers the SAT around the world for the owner of the exam, the College Board, is about to wrap up its investigation into allegations of cheating on the exam given in Asia in October, according to Tom Ewing, director of external relations at ETS. Students in South Korea and China who took the October exam had their scores delayed because of the allegations and investigation, even as new allegations about cheating on the Nov. 8 exam began to roll in. Ewing said in an e-mail:

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International Education: Number of Academic Refugees Grows

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 1:01pm
In recent years, the dangers facing intellectual dissidents and universities in troubled regions like the Middle East have reached a crisis point.






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Motherlode Blog: Lessons in Living While Dying, From Pop

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 9:19am
My kids have learned a new vocabulary, including words like lymphoma, chemotherapy, radiation, tumor and bone marrow. But they have also learned something important about being flexible, helping out, keeping a sense of humor and taking care of their elders.






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Clement A. Price, a Cheerleader for Newark, Dies at 69

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:27pm
Professor Price was a Rutgers scholar with a deep affection for Newark, a city he wrote about, taught about, promoted and defended.






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Come Meet General Sherman in Boston!--David Kendrick

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 9:31pm
Hello NCSS, Today is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of William T. Sherman's March to the Sea in my home state of Georgia. The General has agreed to make an appearance in Boston at the NCSS annual convention! He will be in Boylston Hallway, Third Level, Hynes Convention Center from 3:35-4:30 pm on Saturday, November 22. Hope to see you there!

Reminder for NCSS Awards Workshop--David Kendrick

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 9:17pm
Hello NCSS members! My name is David Kendrick and I am the recently appointed Awards Committee Chair. Do you know of an educator, researcher, or program deserving of national recognition for innovation and achievement? Here is your chance to learn about the many awards and grants offered each year by NCSS! This informative workshop will deliver the opportunity to discover general information about the different awards and grants offered, tips and guidelines to nominate colleagues (or how --> Read More

The Texas Tribune: Public Charter Schools That Failed to Meet Texas Standards Are Still Operating

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 8:42pm
A district with seven campuses was told that they could no longer be called open-enrollment charter schools, but opened their doors anyway.
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Family, friends and teachers pay tribute to Hannah Graham at memorial service

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 5:37pm

Hundreds of University of Virginia students and friends of Hannah Graham gathered Saturday for a memorial service at her alma mater, West Potomac High School near Alexandria.

Speakers from all parts of Graham’s life — professors, high school friends, fellow members of the college ski club — came together to honor a young woman they described as caring, generous and a bit sassy.

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