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D.C. State Board of Education member elected to lead national association

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:42pm

Mary Lord, vice president of the D.C. State Board of Education, was elected president of the National Association of State Boards of Education for 2015.

Lord, a journalist and Dupont Circle resident, has served on the D.C. state board since its inception in 2007.

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Strauss: Are education groups really listening to their members?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:30pm

“It is a recurring narrative about how the leadership in so many education organizations is more responsive to those in power than to those whom they represent.” That comes from the following post about how one particular organization, the New York State PTA, dealt with the requests of some local members over the issue of high-stakes testing. It was written by award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York, who was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010, tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State. (You can read some of her work on the botched implementation of the Common Core in New York state here, here, here and here.)

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Review of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:46am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Nov. 11 video game review, “In This Future War, Soldiers Are Part Superhero.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Program Coordinator (4168U) #18915 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:59am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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The Learning Network: What Have Been Your Experiences With Catcalling or Other Kinds of Street Harassment?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:04am
Had you seen the viral video “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” we post here? What is your reaction to it? Do you think your reaction depends on whether you are female or male? Why or why not?






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Strauss: What it really means to be a public school educator today

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 5:00am

There was a big furor among educators around the country recently when Time magazine ran a cover that said, “Rotten Apples:  It is nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher.” The cover, accompanied by a story that was somewhat more nuanced, sparked a mountain of response, including a post by Nancy F. Chewning, assistant principal of William Byrd High School in Roanoke, Va. on her blog, Leading by Example.  You can read her entire letter to Time magazine here. Following (which I am publishing with her permission) is the part of Chewning’s letter to Time that talks about what life as a public school educator is like today in the era of high-stakes testing and “no-excuse” reformers who ignore or give short shrift to how much a student’s life outside school affects their academic achievement and puts all of the blame/credit on teachers:

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | waffle

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 149 New York Times articles in the last year.






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Grading Standards Can Elevate Teaching

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:12pm
An accurate and fair grading system empowers teachers and students while also building trust, writes Joe Feldman.
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Perceived Threat to Net Neutrality Sparks Furor

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:11pm
The Federal Communications Commission, weighing new rules, received a flood of responses from educators and educational technology companies urging the agency to preserve the open Internet for schools.
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California Chief's Win a Bright Spot for Teachers' Unions

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:11pm
The battle for the Golden State's top K-12 spot—with teachers' unions backing incumbent Tom Torlakson's successful re-election bid—became a proxy war over K-12 policy.
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