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When Is School Reform Not Enough?

Education Week - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 9:03am
Complicated teaching strategies, expensive school construction, and punitive evaluations cannot improve schools; real reform equalizes classroom experiences for all children, writes Ann Evans de Bernard.
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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:26am
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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The Learning Network Blog: Should Sports Betting Be Legal Everywhere?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:03am
How would making sports betting legal everywhere affect the athletes, fans and those who gamble on games’ final outcomes?
    





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Strauss: Superintendent on school reform: ‘It is not working’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:00am

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has just asked for a “pause” in implementation of a controversial new teacher evaluation system that uses student standardized test scores to assess teachers as well creation of a task force to study the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Is “a pause” the answer?

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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Feb. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:35am
Fill in the blanks in this passage about the Sochi Olympics, then use Olympics photographs for a picture-dictation game.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Seattle Seahawks Win First Super Bowl in Team History

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:26am
Who won Super Bowl XLVIII? What was the final score?
    





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Strauss: Public education failing? Not in this school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:00am

The “public schools are failing” narrative is pervasive, even though the facts aren’t there to support the systemic failure that many school reformers insist there are. Here a parent paints a different story. Lynn Michie is a chaplain at the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women in Black Mountain, North Carolina. She and her husband, David McNair, have two children in the Buncombe County school system.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | caption

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 5,530 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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U-Md.’s unusual admissions approach: One out of every five freshmen start in spring term

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 6:32pm

About 1,100 students are making their debut as freshmen at the University of Maryland in the new spring term under an unusual arrangement that delayed their admission until space opened up at College Park.

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Assistant Professor of Physical Sciences | Wayne State College

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 6:24pm
US - NE - Wayne, Assistant Professor:  Qualifications include a terminal degree in physical sciences or a related field from an accredited institution (Ph.D. or Ed.D). A terminal degree, either possessed or ea
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Mathews: Getting past rumors to see KIPP DC in motion

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 5:56pm

Look for references to KIPP charter schools on the Internet, and you will find critics saying they are akin to military schools or concentration camps. That is far from the truth. The schools have rules but are full of games, songs, choices and critical thinking. Some of those most hostile to KIPP have never been inside a KIPP school, but that doesn’t stop them.

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Strauss: Report: Majority of U.S. kids under age 2 are now children of color -- and one-third are poor

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 3:15pm

For the first time, a majority of American children under age 2 are now children of color -- and 1 in 3 of them is poor, according to a disturbing new report. “The State of America’s Children 2014.” that cites the neglect of children as the top national security threat.

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Strauss: Each day in the lives of American children

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 2:55pm



The following statistics come from the new report “The State of America’s Children 2014.” The report paints a disturbing picture about the way a big percentage of American children are forced to live today, 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson began the nation’s “War on Poverty.”

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International Education: The Americanization of British Higher Education

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 1:01pm
Some British universities are experimenting with an American-style grade-point average in hopes that it would better for the students, but not everyone in British academe is on board.
    





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International Education: Dagestan, a Leader in ‘Education Tourism’

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 1:01pm
Dagestan has a gained a reputation for so-called education tourism, because it’s easier for students to cheat their way through Russia’s college entry exams there.
    
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Strauss: How we teach kids to cheat on tests

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 11:01am

Here is a piece about a cheating scandal in Wisconsin that speaks to a much larger problem about how and why kids cheat on tests. It was written by Vicki Abeles, a filmmaker, attorney and advocate for students and education. She is the co-director and producer of the education documentary “Race to Nowhere” and founder of the non-profit End the Race, an organization established to inspire individual and community action to reclaim healthy childhood and transform our education system.

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F.C.C. Says It Will Double Spending on High-Speed Internet in Schools and Libraries

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:41pm
Financing for an increase to $2 billion a year will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program.
    





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Strauss: Justifying Richard Sherman by his GPA at Stanford

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 5:30pm

With the Super Bowl nearly upon us, here’s an interesting take on the recent media spectacle surrounding Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks, his behavior and his excellent record at Stanford University. It was written by P.L. Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina, writes in this post about the plight of teachers. Thomas edited the book “Becoming and Being a Teacher,” and wrote the book “Ignoring Poverty in the U.S.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Education.” This was published on his blog, the becoming radical.

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Strauss: Harvard business dean apologizes for sexism on campus

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 4:25pm

In a rather remarkable admission, the dean of the Harvard Business School apologized for the way the school has treated female students and teachers over its 50-year-old history and promised to remedy the problem.

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