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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Books for Readers Whose Skills Lag Behind Their Age

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:57pm
Looking for books and strategies to help a behind-the-curve reader find books that interest her, and encourage her to read and improve.






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Strauss: Another very scary headline about kindergartners

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:25pm

Early this year,  I published a post with the headline, “A very scary headline about kindergarteners,” about an op-ed in the Oregonian with this headline: “Kindergarten test results a ‘sobering snapshot.’ ” The op-ed lamented the low literacy skills entering kindergarteners in Oregon had displayed on a test.  I wondered just how 5- and 6-year-olds could be so disappointing to adults.

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Motherlode Blog: There Are More Important Things Than Saving for College

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:28am
There is no shame in having more kids than average. Or in working hard to support them without having money to fund individual college savings accounts, or telling them, “You are your ticket to college. Work hard.”






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Motherlode Blog: For Girl Scouts, Debates Over New Badges and Classic Pursuits Continue

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:15am
At a convention, the Girl Scouts promised to reinvigorate the role of the outdoors in the organization, but some have questioned whether new badges mean real change.






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Student Data Wasn't Wiped From Auctioned Computers

Education Week - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:11am
At least two computers from a defunct charter school organization in New Orleans that were sold at auction a week ago contained names, birthdates and social security numbers for 210 students.
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K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools

Education Week - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:36am
Education leaders should look to private and public institutions for the best that leadership has to offer, writes Andy Hargreaves.
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What Is 'Personalized Learning'? Educators Seek Clarity

Education Week - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:28am
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
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Push for 'Learner Profiles' Stymied by Barriers

Education Week - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:28am
The goal is to generate a comprehensive digital portrait of the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences of each student, to provide him or her with customized academic content.
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Personalized Learning Pits Data Innovators Against Privacy Advocates

Education Week - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:28am
One of the biggest tensions emerging around the growth of personalized learning centers on questions about how to use and protect sensitive student information.
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District's Ambitious Personalized Learning Effort Shows Progress

Education Week - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:28am
A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved.
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