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Strauss: The tower of PISA is badly leaning. An argument for why it should be saved.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 6:00am
The Program for International Student Assessment, better known in the education world as PISA, has come under fierce criticism in recent years. PISA is given every three years to 15-year-olds around the world in reading, math and science. PISA is influential in that many governments look at the scores as pronouncements on their education systems, though critics say the tests are flawed and the results should not be taken seriously. Last year, dozens of researchers and academics from around the world wrote an open letter to Andreas Schleicher, director of the Program of International Student Assessment, urging him to suspend administration of PISA until a new exam can be created. (You can read about that here.)Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: What Makes a Good Teacher?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 5:00am
What are the best ways for a community to identify which teachers are doing well and which ones are struggling?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | With New Nonstick Coating, the Wait, and Waste, Is Over

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:30am
What is LiquiGlide’s approach to creating a superhydrophobic surface?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New LED Streetlights Shine Too Brightly for Some in Brooklyn

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 23 article, “New LED Streetlights Shine Too Brightly for Some in Brooklyn.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: The real stuff of schooling: How to teach students to apply knowledge

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:00am
Larry Ferlazzo is a veteran teacher of English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He has written seven books on education — including a few on student motivation, and writes extensively on education issues, including authoring a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher, and maintaining a popular resource-sharing blog. His new book is titled “Building A Community Of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies To Help Students Thrive In School and Beyond ” published by Routledge. This piece is adapted from that book.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | occult

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 72 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Police Find No Evidence of Rape at University of Virginia Fraternity

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:55pm
The announcement came four months after a now-discredited report in Rolling Stone magazine of a gang rape at a fraternity rocked the campus.






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Arizona Governor Seeks Review of Common Core Education Standards

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 9:51pm
Gov. Doug Ducey, a critic of the Common Core, urged state officials to tailor the curriculum to the needs of Arizona students.






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Giuliani and de Blasio Form Unlikely Alliance on New York City Schools

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 9:02pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, and former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a Republican, both signed an appeal to state legislators to reauthorize mayoral control of the city’s schools.






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In Italy, Plans for an Easter Blessing Yield a Lawsuit for a Public School

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:36pm
The case over a blessing at a public school in Bologna is part of a continuing debate in the country over where exactly the church-state boundary lies.






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Police find no evidence of alleged sexual assault at U-Va. fraternity

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:04pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — There is no evidence to support claims in a Rolling Stone article that a University of Virginia student was gang-raped at a campus fraternity in September 2012, police said, noting that a five-month investigation led detectives to discredit numerous claims about the alleged assault.Read full article >>






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Debate over test security vs. student privacy rages in the age of social media

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:45pm
A New Jersey student’s tweet about a question on new Common Core tests was deleted after it was flagged by a testing company, spurring a national debate about how to balance children’s privacy with test security in the age of social media.Read full article >>






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Decoding the Common Core: A Teacher's Perspective

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
The common standards have had positive and negative results for teacher Ariel Sacks, who says that the key to realizing their potential is teacher input.
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Teaching the Common Core Requires Fine-Tuning School Policies

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
While the standards offer depth, they are not well supported by school instructional policies, writes teacher John Troutman McCrann.
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Why My School District Is Holding Off on PARCC Tests

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
Following his district's big academic gains, receiver/superintendent Jeffrey Riley explains why he won't yet implement the standards assessment.
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Which 'Common Core' Are We Talking About?

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
Sometimes the common core seems like a blank projection screen for what people want to see, says teacher Peter Greene.
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Helping Educators Overcome 'Initiative Fatigue'

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards.
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Strauss: Elementary school teachers: How PARCC testing is affecting our classrooms

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:00pm
With the spring standardized testing season under way, we are hearing from a growing number of teachers, principals and even superintendents who are speaking out about the negative effects of high-stakes testing on teaching and learning.  For example, Steve Kramer,  superintendent of Madeira City Schools in Ohio, recently wrote an open letter about why he is “profoundly concerned” about new Common Core testing. The following post is an open letter signed by 20 teachers at Barbieri Elementary School in Framingham, Massachusetts, who detail how Common Core testing is affecting their classrooms.Read full article >>






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Kindergarten Teaching Assistant and Assistant Extended Day Director - Combined Position | Bertschi School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:00pm
US - WA - Seattle, Qualities and qualifications: A bachelor’s degree Understanding and embracing of the school’s mission statement and values Knowledge of and interest in developmental level of elementa
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Upper School History Teacher | Louisville Collegiate School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:25pm
US - KY - Louisville, REPORTS TO: Head of Upper School   PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Working closely with the Head of Upper School, History Department Chair, and History Department colleagues, he or she will teach
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