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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Math Problem From Singapore Goes Viral

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:55am
What does the problem ask you to figure out?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A New Show of Pop Art

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:20am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 8 article, “When the World Went Pop.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: Why an award-winning principal feels she must retire early

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:00am
Carol Burris is the award-winning principal of South Side High School in the Rockville Centre School District in New York. Before she took that position in 2000, she taught at  the middle and high school levels and earned a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation, which studied her district’s detracking reform in math, received the 2003 National Association of Secondary Schools’ Principals Middle Level Dissertation of the Year Award. She was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and was tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State.Read full article >>






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Report offers case study of turnaround at J.C. Nalle Elementary in the District

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:07am
J.C. Nalle Elementary School was at risk of closure in 2011 because of low academic performance and flagging enrollment. Two years later, the school had the biggest math test score gains in D.C. Public Schools, with a 27 percent increase in proficiency rates.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | discourse

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 529 New York Times articles in the past year.






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For Special-Needs Students, Custom Furniture Out of Schoolhouse Scraps

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:08pm
Michael Konstalid, a physical therapist for the New York City Education Department, builds custom physical therapy equipment out of things that would otherwise end up in the trash.






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National Briefing | Washington: Corinthian Colleges Fined for Bogus Job-Placement Claims

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:59pm
The Education Department has fined Corinthian Colleges $30 million for misrepresenting the job placement rates at its Heald College.






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