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The Learning Network Blog: Interpreting the Data: 10 Ways to Teach Math and More Using Infographics

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:29pm
In this lesson we offer a math-focused list of 10 ways students can learn from and tell stories with the numbers in some recent charts, tables and interactives found in The Times.
    





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Community college enrollment falls in Maryland and Virginia, echoing national trend

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:29pm

Student enrollment is falling at most of Maryland’s and Virginia’s community colleges, echoing a national trend in a sector of higher education closely tied to the economy.

There were 190,528 students in Virginia’s 24 public two-year colleges in fall 2013, according to new data from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. That represented a drop of 2 percent from the previous year and 3 percent from three years earlier.

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Analysis Points to Growth in Per-Pupil Spending—and Disparities

Education Week - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:21pm
Since the War on Poverty, the average gap in per-pupil spending between two states grew by 256 percent, an Education Week analysis finds.
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Still Segregated After 50 Years: A Visit to Cincinnati's West End

Education Week - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:20pm
Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, schools serving children in Cincinnati's West End are still largely segregated by economics and race.
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K-12 Publishing, Ed-Tech Markets Seeing Sales Increases

Education Week - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:19pm
An improving economy, schools' greater reliance on digital resources, and demand for common-core materials are creating new revenues, two recent reports suggest.
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Calif. Transgender-Student Law Takes Effect, Amid Recall Push

Education Week - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:17pm
A new law that requires schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity faces a recall effort.
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Danger Posed by Student-Data Breaches Prompts Action

Education Week - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:16pm
Privacy advocates say the increased collection, storage, and sharing of educational data entails real threats to children and families, and some high-profile incidents have led to new legislation, legal action, and formal complaints.
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Fla. Pushes Longer Day, More Reading in Some Schools

Education Week - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:15pm
Early results suggest the new state policy, which targets the 100 lowest-performing elementary schools in the Sunshine State, may be paying off.
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50 Years Later, War on Poverty Yields Mixed Success

Education Week - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:14pm
While child poverty remains a stubborn enemy, the federal anti-poverty initiative launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson has led to health and IQ gains for disadvantaged students.
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Desegregation Payments to End for Little Rock Schools

Education Week - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:13pm
A federal judge has approved a settlement to allow Arkansas to phase out millions of dollars in school desegregation aid to three Little Rock-area districts.
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Strauss: Shout-out to great ed reporter

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:00pm

Nick Anderson, a veteran education reporter and editor at The Post, wrote the following about a great young colleague of ours, Jenna Johnson, who spent four years covering American college life while breaking some important news stories. Her coverage was memorable. Here’s what he wrote:

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Don't Underestimate the Power of Pleasure Reading

Education Week - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:48pm
When students crack open a book of questionable literary merit in their free time, teachers and parents should see it as a valuable exercise, not a waste of time, write Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Michael W. Smith.
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Strauss: Why do schools open when it feels like 4 below outside?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:16pm

According to the Weather Channel, it is 12 degrees Fahrenheit in Newark., but it feels like 4 below outside because of the wind chill. According to the Star-Ledger, “treacherous driving conditions” on Wednesday morning “prompted school officials to cancel classes in most of Essex County.

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Social studies teacher assesses students with Founding Fathers projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
California middle-school social studies teacher Aaron Brock experimented this year with using a history poster project as a w -More
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The benefits of flipped-mastery instruction in the social studies classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
Connecticut social studies teacher Tom Driscoll turned to flipped instruction after realizing his high-school students were f -More
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Ky. teachers learn from each other in PLCs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
A Kentucky high-school principal and teachers have turned around their struggling school by focusing on data to determine stu -More
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Fla. educator explains the importance of mentors for beginning teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
It is important for novice teachers to have mentors they can rely on, asserts David Cutler, a high-school history teacher in  -More
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Why students need to learn about the digital trail they leave online

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
Some schools are teaching students about online citizenship and their "digital footprint" -- the comments, photos and other m -More
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