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Online Testing Glitches Causing Distrust in Technology

Education Week - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:34am
For the second year in a row, a handful of states experienced significant disruptions in online testing, prompting some districts to revert to paper-and-pencil assessments.
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Stimulus Boosted State Data Systems, Despite Compliance Hurdles

Education Week - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:31am
More than $50 billion in aid to recession-strapped states helped shape how they used and collected education data, though some struggled to comply with the strings attached.
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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | The Wonders of Wandering

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:26am
The 10th of 10 winning student editorials in our winter contest — with a video made by the author to accompany it.






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The Learning Network: Does Suffering Make Us Stronger and Lead to Success?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:01am
Does experiencing frustration and defeat help us develop grit? Or do you agree with Alfie Kohn that those are just unsubstantiated myths?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | X Still Marks Sunken Spot, and Gold Awaits

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:30am
To whom do you think the gold found on the S.S. Central America belongs?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, May 6

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.






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Strauss: What ‘setting high expectations’ for all students really means

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:02am

How many times have you heard that schools need to create “a culture of high expectations” for all students? What exactly is that?  Esther Quintero, a research associate at the nonprofit Albert Shanker Institute, explains in this post, which first appeared on the institute’s blog .

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | typhoon

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 467 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Montgomery rethinking policy on school facility fundraising and donations

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 6:20pm

Some Montgomery County schools have gotten new electronic score boards, thanks to parent fundraising or private donations. One school built a million-dollar artificial turf athletic field.

Now, as school leaders conduct a review of the policy that guides such contributions, they are seeking public comment across Montgomery and paying close attention to concerns about fairness and equity. Three community meetings will be held this week.

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Madison High student wins essay contest

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:10pm

A Madison High School senior took the top honors of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s student-essay contest on democracy and civil rights winning a $1,000 prize.

Richard Alec Merski, of Vienna, won the senior division of the “making democracy work” contest organized by the society for his essay. Fairfax County’s Madison High will also receive a $1,000 grant as part of Merski’s honor.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 29-May 5, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:06pm
A horse race, a Supreme Court decision and a long-awaited movie sequel: How many of the 10 questions below can you answer correctly?






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Strauss: ‘There are common hypocrites. There are spectacular hypocrites. And then there are Florida legislators.’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:02pm

“There are common hypocrites. There are spectacular hypocrites. And then there are Florida legislators.”

That’s how John Romano, a writer for the Tampa Bay Times, started this column expressing his disgust over legislation that the Florida legislature just rammed through with procedural tricks that expands the state’s controversial voucher program. What got him so exercised? Among the reasons:

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Motherlode Blog: Books to Share on Mother’s Day

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:59pm
Essays, memoir, fiction and humor to replace (or accompany) that vase of flowers.






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Students honor the ‘lunch ladies’ for School Nutrition Employees Week

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:49pm

Corral Shepherd, who manages the cafeteria at Port Towns Elementary School in Prince George’s, said she was overwhelmed recently when her students honored her and the other lunch ladies as part of national School Lunch Hero Day.

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Strauss: Virginia’s SOL exams: what students need to know to pass (and graduate on time)

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:02am

Today is the day when Virginia students will start running what teacher Mary Tedrow calls the state’s ” testing gauntlet” which seems to test endurance at least as much as knowledge. In this post, Tedrow looks at the sample questions of Standards of Learning tests and explains what students need to know about these exams to pass — and graduate on time.

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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Inferior Substitute Teaching

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 8:01am
The ninth of ten winning student editorials in our winter contest.






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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 7:50am
US - WA - Seattle, The Department of Urban Design and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Planning to start September 15, 2014. We seek candidates
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