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Obama's Boys of Color Initiative Spawns New Nonprofit

Education Week - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:25am
The president's "My Brother’s Keeper" program will continue his work addressing barriers for boys and young men of color.
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The ESEA: A Pivotal Civil Rights Milestone

Education Week - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:25am
Political gamesmanship has triggered collective amnesia of what our public schools looked like when the ESEA was first signed into law, Sherrilyn Ifill says.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 11, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 7:00am
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: Test Yourself | Emoji on Instagram

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:28am
Below, several paragraphs from the May 1 article “The Rise of Emoji on Instagram Is Causing Language Repercussions” Can you choose the best word for each blank?







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Strauss: Why the Common Core won’t do what supporters say it will — principal

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:01am
This is the seventh in a continuing series of letters between two award-winning school principals, one who likes the Common Core State Standards and the other who doesn’t. The debate over the Common Core State Standards has become so polarized that it is hard to get people who disagree to have reasonable conversations about it. The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news Web site focused on inequality and innovation in education, is hosting a conversation between Carol Burris of New York and Jayne Ellspermann of Florida (in a format that Education Week once used with Diane Ravitch and Deborah Meier as the authors).  The Report’s editors as well as both principals have given me permission to republish each letter.Read full article >>







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Strauss: Principal: The Common Core isn’t to blame for high-stakes testing and test prep

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:00am
This is the sixth in a continuing series of letters between two award-winning school principals, one who likes the Common Core State Standards and the other who doesn’t. The debate over the Common Core State Standards has become so polarized that it is hard to get people who disagree to have reasonable conversations about it. The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news Web site focused on inequality and innovation in education, is hosting a conversation between Carol Burris of New York and Jayne Ellspermann of Florida (in a format that Education Week once used with Diane Ravitch and Deborah Meier as the authors).  The Report’s editors as well as both principals have given me permission to republish each letter.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | desiccate

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.







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Editors Note: Building Literacy Skills

Education Week - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:01am
This Education Week special report takes a wide-ranging look at new efforts to address the challenges of early-grades reading instruction, particularly in light of the waning influence of the federal Reading First program.
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New Read-Aloud Strategies Transform Story Time

Education Week - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:01am
Under the common core, teachers use new questioning techniques to help the youngest students learn to draw evidence from what they read.
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Ala. Reading Intervention Stands Test of Time

Education Week - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:01am
A statewide reading initiative begun 17 years ago in Alabama is credited with raising reading scores and narrowing racial achievement gaps in one of the nation’s poorest states.
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Push for Grade-Level Reading Takes Many Forms

Education Week - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:01am
A school attendance program in Connecticut, a free preschool in a Kansas housing project, and summer learning programs in Illinois and Iowa are all part of a nationwide initiative to get more students reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
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