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Decades of Neglect Show Starkly as Indian Schools Cry Out for Repairs

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:58pm
Officials are working to improve congressionally funded schools in 23 states on reservations with decaying facilities where students struggle to meet academic standards and teacher turnover is high.
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Motherlode Blog: To A.P. or Not to A.P., That Is the Question

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:49pm
Advanced Placement courses can be a real boon to students motivated by intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. But for students looking to please their parents or for those in pursuit of transcript padding and other false academic idols, A.P. courses can be an unpleasant and unhealthy slog.






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The Learning Network: What Restaurant Would You Most Like to Review?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:37pm
If you were a restaurant reviewer and could review any restaurant in the world, where would you go first? Why? If you were the critic for your local paper, what restaurant in your community would you choose first?






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Assistant/ Associate Professor of Latino Studies at Univ of Florida | University of Florida

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:59am
US - FL - Gainesville, Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand or near completion at the time of hiring. Latino Studies:  The Center for Latin American Studies and the College for Liberal Arts & Sciences at the
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Ed-Tech Vendors Often in Dark on District Needs, Study Shows

Education Week - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:29am
Many districts use needs assessments and pilot tests to set ed-tech priorities, but those efforts tend to produce little useful information for companies, the report says.
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Analysis Finds Racial Bias in Pa. Funding System

Education Week - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:29am
A new analysis shows fashion that the state's school-funding system, now under review by a special legislative commission, has a discriminatory impact based on race.
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Playing High-Action Video Games May Speed Up Learning, Studies Say

Education Week - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:27am
New research suggests that playing games like Halo and Call of Duty may help students react faster—but not necessarily more impulsively.
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End the 'Easy A's' in Teacher Prep

Education Week - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:27am
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Rescuing New York City Window Washers

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:09am
Firefighters on Nov. 12 rescued two window washers who became suspended 69 stories above the street while working at the newly completed 1 World Trade Center. In response, @NYTarchives posted on Twitter about a few such rescues in the past.






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