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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 4-10, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 7:07pm
The Olympics, peace talks, a historic performance and more: How many of the 10 questions in our quiz can you answer correctly?
    





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Silver Spring International Middle School to remain on 8-period schedule

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 7:03pm

Silver Spring International Middle School will remain on an eight-period schedule next academic year, Montgomery County public schools announced Monday.

The decision came after a months-long reconsideration of the middle school’s plan to move to a seven-period schedule while keeping the same length of school day. Parents had claimed the scheduling change would limit student opportunities to seek academic help or take an additional elective, potentially reversing hard-fought progress toward narrowing the achievement gap at the middle school.

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Suit Will Seek State Money Promised to Schools in 2007

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 6:12pm
After a 2006 court ruling, the state, in 2007, agreed to give $7 billion in additional aid to schools, but the entire amount did not materialize.
    
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Students at Prince George’s school learn in single-gender classrooms

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 6:09pm

The boys huddled in two teams at the front of Charlene Skinner’s class as they mulled over the math problem that flashed on the whiteboard.

“That’s not right,” one boy said.

“It says find the slope,” another boy said, instructing his classmates.

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Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:49pm
US - IL, The ideal candidate will have five or more years of higher education leadership experience in a successful enrollment management position that is informed by best practices in recruitment and retentio
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Strauss: How ‘field testing’ turns kids into guinea pigs — without parental permission

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:00pm

Testing companies like to “test” future questions for standardized tests on kids, sometimes as part of a regular standardized exam and sometimes as a stand-alone field test. Here’s a post making the case that this practice essentially turns kids in guinea pigs for corporations. It was written by Jessie B. Ramey, a visiting scholar in women’s studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and first appeared on her Yinzercation blog. This speaks to what is going on in Pennsylvania, but this is a common practice in states across the country.

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Admin Program Manager III, Working Title of Director, CIBD / Economic Development Specialist | University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 3:46pm
US - WI - River Falls, Qualifications Required: MBA or similar degree 4-6 years middle management Business experience to demonstrate an understanding of the needs and operation of business Demonstrated effective c
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Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management | Northern Illinois University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 3:25pm
US - IL, The ideal candidate will have five or more years of higher education leadership experience in a successful enrollment management position that is informed by best practices in recruitment and retentio
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Prince George’s school board members respond to survey questions

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 3:14pm

Ever wonder what your colleagues think of you or the work you are doing?

Members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education had a chance to find out during their recent two-day retreat.

Barbara Anderson, a senior consultant with the Panasonic Foundation, which conducted the retreat, rattled off the answers board members gave to questions asked during individual interviews with the consultants. No names were divulged.

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Texas high-school teacher keeps vow to teach about the Holocaust

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Teaching about the Holocaust has been a promise kept by Mike Madden, a history teacher at Clements High School in Texas.  -More
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How to use newspaper editorials to teach persuasive writing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Teaching students to write short, newspaper editorials can help them craft evidence-based persuasive essays and learn how suc -More
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First Native American high-school IB program opens in N.M.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
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Leaders in Holocaust Education Offering No-Cost PD
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Fla. lawmakers consider "buffer" for student testing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
The Florida Senate's education committee has proposed a bill that would prevent school districts from administering their own -More
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Ore. program seeks to ease college transition for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Some high schools in Oregon are participating in a state-funded program that allows students to attend high school for a fift -More

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How wary teachers can become tech savvy

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Technology integration can be a difficult task for some teachers who may be apprehensive, suggests Dutch Tessier, a high-scho -More
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