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Strauss: Seven ways schools kill the love of reading in kids — and 4 principles to help restore it

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:00am

Why don’t more kids love (or even like) to read? This post by Alfie Kohn explains all the ways that school actually kills a desire to read in many kids, and how that can be remedied.  Alfie Kohn (www.alfiekohn.org), who gave me permission to republish this piece, is the author of 13 books, the most recent titled “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.”  This piece first appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of English Journal, but it remains as true today as it did then, perhaps even more so with the advent of the Common Core State Standards. The reference in the first sentence is to this journal.

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Key elements of Rolling Stone’s U-Va. gang rape allegations in doubt

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:31pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A University of Virginia student’s harrowing description of a gang rape at a fraternity, detailed in a recent Rolling Stone article, began to unravel Friday as interviews revealed doubts about significant elements of the account. The fraternity issued a statement rebutting the story, and Rolling Stone apologized for a lapse in judgment and backed away from its article on the case.

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Princeton Students Pick Experience Over Spoof in Presidential Runoff Vote

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:30pm
Ella Cheng, who has been involved with student government, defeated Will Gansa, who ran a joke campaign focused on culinary changes.






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Patrick Suppes, Pioneer in Computerized Learning, Dies at 92

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:42pm
In 1966, almost a decade before the invention of the personal computer, he predicted that children would have access to personal tutors “as well informed and as responsive as Aristotle.”






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Michelle Obama joins D.C. students for their march to mail college applications

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:39pm

The seniors at Capital City Public Charter School experienced the usual wave of relief and anticipation after mailing off college applications Friday, as well as an added surprise: a hug from Michelle Obama.

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U-Va. community struggles with latest twist in traumatic fall semester

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:26pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Students and faculty whipsawed by traumatic events in the fall semester at the University of Virginia confronted a sudden twist Friday as the credibility of a blockbuster magazine story about a gang rape on campus fell into doubt.

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High school students protest the jury decisions in Brown and Garner killings

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:33pm

About 30 students at a Prince George’s County high school walked out of their student government class on Thursday with their hands up and marched to the school lobby to participate in a “die-in” protest.

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Education Scholar Remembered as Giant in His Field

Education Week - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:08pm
John I. Goodlad, who died last month, is best known for writing A Place Called School, based on a landmark study of 1,000 classrooms.
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How Game Theory Helped Improve New York City’s High School Application Process

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:54pm
As bad as many students and parents may think New York’s method of matching students and schools is, it was much worse before economists from Duke, M.I.T. and Stanford tackled it.
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U-Va. and sexual assault: The scrutiny will continue

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:48pm

The University of Virginia was under the microscope for its handling of sexual assault cases long before Rolling Stone magazine weighed in with the account of a student who said she was gang-raped at a fraternity house.

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Miss. teachers use grants for students' history, tech, environment projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:49pm
Students of three Mississippi teachers are learning about history, the environment and technology through hands-on projects f -More
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N.Y. English teachers integrate nonfiction, research into literature units

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:49pm
High-school English teachers in a New York district said they are teaching fewer full-length novels but are incorporating mor -More
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Ancestry.com opens its historical resources to schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:49pm
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Senator: Reform of NCLB could begin in early 2015

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:49pm
No Child Left Behind reform efforts could see renewed focus under Sen.  -More
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N.J. to allow top districts to bypass some requirements

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:49pm
New Jersey officials have announced plans to allow top-performing school districts to bypass an intensive state monitoring sy -More
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Some Ky. districts to pilot using snow days for virtual learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:49pm
Thirteen school districts in Kentucky are planning to test virtual learning this winter when buildings are closed because of  -More
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Pa. district teaches students life-saving skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:49pm
A Pennsylvania school district is using a $10,000 grant to teach life-saving skills to students.  -More
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Farm-to-table takes on new life with millennials

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:49pm
Eating close to the source was once the only way to dine, and the farm-to-table trend toward fresh, local food is growing ami -More
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