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Under Common Core, Teachers Band Together to Build Math 'Coherence'

Education Week - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:21am
The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting many districts to find ways to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own.
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In Light of Common Core, Ed. Schools Look to Transform to Math-Teacher Prep

Education Week - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:21am
A unique partnership of education schools is exploring ways to adapt secondary-math training programs to the new math standards.
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In Transition to Common Core, Some High Schools Turn to 'Integrated' Math

Education Week - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:21am
Long a staple of the high school curriculum, the mathematics-course sequence of Algebra 1, geometry, and Algebra 2 is facing a budding challenge as schools transition to the Common Core State Standards.
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Math-Exam Performance Tasks Ratchet Up Expectations, Anxiety

Education Week - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:21am
The state consortia charged with developing common-core-aligned assessments take steps to address concerns about potential bias and difficulty level in the performance-based questions.
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Q&A: Behind the Math Standards

Education Week - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:21am
William G. McCallum, a lead writer of the common-core math standards, discusses the aims, effects, and criticism of the framework.
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Common-Core Math Standards Put New Focus on English-Learners

Education Week - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:21am
With their heightened emphasis on language and explication, the new math expectations pose unique challenges for students not fully proficient in English.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 10, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 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 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: How Often Do You Watch a Television Show When It Originally Airs?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:02am
How have your television viewing habits changed over the years?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Mike the Tiger, L.S.U. Mascot

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:57am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Nov. 9 article “The Mascot Will Sit This One Out, Thanks.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: The education of a best-selling teenage author

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:00am

When Christopher Paolini was 15 years old, he started writing a novel that eventually was titled “Eragon,” the first in a four-book series that became known as the “Inheritance Cycle.” He spent two years writing and then rewriting the story and a third year traveling around the country promoting the self-published book before an established author, Carl Hiaasen, read it and had it published by Alfred A. Knopf.  How did he manage to do all this and get an education too? In the following post, his mother, Talita Paolini, explains. Talita Paolini trained and worked as a Montessori preschool teacher. She and her husband, Kenneth, homeschooled their two children. Many parents asked Talita for advice, so she recorded the Paolini Method in a series of articles and books. You can read about it here. She currently resides with her husband and children in Paradise Valley, Montana. On her website, the 30-year-old Christopher Paaolini is quoted as saying:

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | condole

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past six years.






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States Listen as Parents Give Rampant Testing an F

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 10:23pm
Parents, students and school officials have joined a national protest of the consequences of Common Core testing.






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Students encouraged to apply to college, while in class

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:54pm

On an ordinary day, Lourdes Hernandez and her D.C. classmates in Advanced Placement English literature would have devoted these 85 minutes to analyzing “Wuthering Heights.”

But they set aside Emily Bronte’s 19th-century novel one morning last week at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, instead spending precious class time on an urgent task: applying to college.

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Motherlode Blog: You ‘Can’t Imagine Life Without Kids’? I Can.

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:49pm
If I want to grocery shop, there is the Leo Factor — will a bagel appease him, or will this require juice? I fantasize about not needing to consider that, and that doesn’t make me unworthy of being a parent.






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Glamour’s Girl Project Will Focus on Sending Girls to School

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:30pm
The magazine will announce during its Women of the Year Awards dinner a collaboration with nonprofits to raise money for girls around the world to help them attend secondary school.
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Potomac High School’s culinary arts program gives lessons in math, chemistry

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 7:39pm

Jonathan Ferreira is frantic. The 16-year-old Potomac High School junior has just two hours to finish a batch of cupcakes in a Veterans Day theme and was hoping to top them with marshmallow fondant. The problem? The marshmallows are red, white and blue.

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Did money keep student out of top school?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 7:36pm

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, the nation’s most selective public school, is a wonderful place to learn, but its admissions system has problems. Just ask Reston resident Benjamin Moore and his son Robbie.

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Fairfax approves policy protecting gay employees

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 4:41pm

The Fairfax County School Board approved a new nondiscrimination policy Thursday that includes for the first time protections for sexual orientation.

The measure, approved 11 to 1, means that Fairfax officially joins the majority of school districts in the Washington region that have policies to protect the rights of gay students and staff.

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International Education: Homegrown Help for Deserving Students in Nepal

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 1:01pm
A Nepalese group is trying to fill a gap in scholarships for poor rural students who have the ability to excel in high school but lack the money to do so.






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International Education: On U.S. Campuses, Networking and Nurturing to Retain Black Men

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 1:01pm
Dozens of colleges have started programs designed specifically to get black men enrolled and help them graduate.






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