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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Vitamin Drinks

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:24am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 30 Well blog article, “Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?

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Strauss: The ticket to longevity

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:00am
Most of the posts on this blog deal with preK-12 and higher education, but there is another entire area of the education world that is just as important — adult ed. In the following piece, Iris Krasnow, an assistant professor in the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University in Washington D.C., writes about her own transition from teaching undergraduates to teaching courses for older women and why lifelong learning is vital — even for people in their ’90s.  Krasnow is the author of six books, which can be found on her website.Read full article >>

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | thermal

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 336 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Executive Summary of NCSS Human Rights Education Position Statement Posted in HRE Community Online Library--Rosemary Blanchard

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:55pm
The HRE Community, at the request of the NCSS Board of Directors, has developed a two-page executive summary of the Position Statement on Human Rights Education adopted by the NCSS Board on September 21, 2014. The executive summary is posted in the HRE Community's online library. The library entry for the summary can be accessed at: http://connected.socialstudies.org/ncsscommunities/resources/viewdocument/?DocumentKey=3e663502-de03-42b0-942c-c7fd001cc5b4 The summary itself, in pdf --> Read More

New York City Schools Chancellor Objects to Cuomo’s Plan for Grading Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:12pm
Chancellor Carmen Fariña told state legislators that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo wanted to base too much of a teacher’s score on the state’s student test results.

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University for Life? Council member proposes renaming UDC after Marion Barry

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 8:24pm
There’s already a Barry University. (It’s in Miami.) But the world doesn’t have a Marion Barry University.Yet.If D.C. Council member Vincent Orange has his way, the Post’s Aaron Davis reports, the University of the District of Columbia would be renamed in honor of the “Mayor for Life,” who was warmly remembered and honored at funeral services last month. He was known for his civil-rights record, his loyalty to his constituents, his help getting District residents jobs; he was also vividly remembered for his conviction for cocaine possession while serving as the city’s mayor.Read full article >>

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Montgomery County school superintendent to step down

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 7:24pm
Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will step down in two weeks, abruptly ending his tenure after failing to convince a majority of the school board that he was leading Maryland’s largest school system in the right direction.Read full article >>

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Teach Like a Champion Update Heightens Focus on Instructional Practice

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:13pm
An expanded edition of Doug Lemov's popular book is published as interest in practice-based teacher preparation is growing.
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Motherlode Blog: Donating Embryos, Not ‘Giving Up Babies’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:12pm
Infertility is sad and frustrating and a huge financial burden, writes an embryo donor. I love the idea that one of our frozen embryos could end that heartache for a family.

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Textbook Authority Shifting From States to Districts

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:01pm
State control over curriculum materials is slowly shifting to districts.
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Red Flags Raised on Plan to Let Title I Aid Follow Students

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:59pm
Voucher opponents worry about a provision in a draft bill to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would let aid for poor children follow them to their public schools of choice.
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Federal Home-Visit Program Faces Renewal Deadline

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:59pm
A program that pays for nurses and trained workers to make home visits, intended to change the health and educational trajectories of some of the most vulnerable families, will sunset in March unless Congress acts.
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Consultants Steer Parents Through Maze of School Choice

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:58pm
As public K-12 options multiply in some cities, families are paying for experts to guide them through the selection and enrollment processes.
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Testing Burden on ELLs Needs Easing, Federal Officials Say

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:57pm
Libia Gil, the head of the U.S. Department of Education's office of English-language acquisition, says she is working to decrease the time English-learners spend testing and preparing for tests.
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Strauss: Why was Montgomery County’s superintendent ousted? Don’t ask the school board. It won’t say.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:53pm
After days of speculation about why the Montgomery County Board of Education decided not to retain Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr for a second four-year term and allow (push?) him to leave in two weeks, long before the end of the school year, a noon news conference was called to clear the air. All eight members of the board turned out, along with Starr and a few board spokesmen.Read full article >>

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Kentucky students to state lawmakers: Our voices should matter

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:46pm
When the superintendent of public schools in Fayette County, Ky., resigned late last year, students wanted to have a real say in hiring his replacement. But state law prohibited them from sitting on the selection committee.Read full article >>

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Spotlight on Jeb Bush's K-12 Group as New Chief Takes Over

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:43pm
Condoleezza Rice's ascension to the top spot at the Foundation for Excellence in Education is among several recent transitions at influential advocacy organizations sharing similar priorities.
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Don't Forget Southeast Asian Students

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:40pm
Southeast Asian students are a sometimes-forgotten group with specific language and learning needs, say Quyen Dinh and Brenda Shum.
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Low K-12 Standards Do a Disservice to All

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:40pm
The common core offers the promise of equal educational opportunity for poor and minority children, writes Wade Henderson.
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What the Military Might Teach Schools

Education Week - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:40pm
Public schools could help disengaged youths by replicating a successful military program that has bolstered student achievement, writes Hugh B. Price.
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