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McDuffie introduces Title IX legislation again

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:25pm
D.C. Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) reintroduced a bill to increase athletic opportunities for girls in the city’s public schools.The District has some of the lowest participation rates in the country for girls in sports, an issue that has become the subject of two discrimination complaints in recent years.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Student Opinion Questions as E.L.L. Writing Prompts

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:15pm
We’re thrilled that our daily Student Opinion questions attract such a variety of kinds of students to engage with current events and ideas, but we hope that English Language Learners worldwide know that we are especially impressed by their contributions. This lesson plan shows how to tailor the feature to the challenges and rewards of expressing opinions in a non-native language.






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Motherlode Blog: Another Standardized Test, This Time of Citizenship

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:30pm
Is requiring high schoolers to take the same citizenship exam as immigrants who want to become United States citizen a good way to test a curriculum, or just another memorization requirement?






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States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:49pm
Arizona became the first state to require its high school students to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become United States citizens.






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Autmotive Technology - Instructor | Mount Hood Community College

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:35pm
US - OR - Gresham, Minimum Qualifications Associates degree in automotive technology or Bachelor's degree in a related field* Current experience of at least three years as a technician in a dealership and/or i
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Obama Relents on Proposal to End ‘529’ College Savings Plans

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:33pm
The president, facing pressure from both parties, dropped from his budget a proposal to effectively end college savings accounts known as 529s.






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School Leadership | Noble Network of Charter Schools

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:18am
US - IL - Chicago, Noble-Quality Non-Negotiables: A History of Personal Achievement Belief That All Students, Regardless of Background and Current Ability, Can Succeed In High School, College, and Life Belief In No
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Disciplinarian | Noble Network of Charter Schools

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:04am
US - IL - Chicago, Noble-Quality Non-Negotiables: A History of Personal Achievement Belief That All Students, Regardless of Background and Current Ability, Can Succeed In High School, College, and Life Belief In No
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Differentiated Instruction: A Primer

Education Week - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:57am
In the field of education, definitions vary for differentiated instruction, a popular approach for teaching children with a wide range of academic strengths and interests.
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The Learning Network: Do You Watch the Super Bowl?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:00am
How do you feel about the Super Bowl in general? Will you watch this year’s matchup? Which team do you think will win?






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Strauss: Mom: Common Core wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:00am
Early childhood experts have raised the alarm about some of the Common Core State Standards in the earliest grades, saying that they are not developmentally appropriate. The Core calls for kindergartners to develop reading skills, which some kindergartners are capable of accomplishing. But plenty of them are not ready to, and some can take into third grade (and beyond) to feel confident with reading. A recent report noted that forcing kids to read in kindergarten can wind up being harmful to some of them.  In the following post, the mother of two daughters developing reading skills at different rates explains why she believes the Core early education Foundational Standards in reading are developmentally inappropriate. (You can see the Common Core standards for kindergartners here.)Read full article >>






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