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Strauss: More than 500 researchers sign NCLB letter to Congress: stop test-focused reforms

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 5:00am
More than 500 education researchers around the country have signed an open letter to Congress and the Obama administration about how the No Child Left Behind law should be rewritten, saying that they “strongly urge departing from test-focused reforms that not only have been discredited for high-stakes decisions, but also have shown to widen, not close, gaps and inequities.”Read full article >>






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Standards Are at Stake in a Fight Over Schools in Arizona

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:32pm
Officials in Arizona are battling over control of the Board of Education and the state’s schools, just one example of an increasingly fractious landscape of state education politics.






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Md. private school bans use of the ‘R-word’ on campus to promote equality

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 9:03pm
The students gathered in the historic Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House, a white clapboard building that forms the heart of the Quaker school. Normally, this was a time for quiet reflection and discussion of high school concerns like the quality of cafeteria food, driver’s education and pep rallies.Read full article >>






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Part-time Instructor – ABE / GED - Spanish | Mount Hood Community College

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:54pm
US - OR - gresham, MINIMUM Qualifications: Bilingual English/Spanish (oral and written) Master's degree (or higher) in Adult Education, Secondary Education or a related field OR a master's degree (or
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Strauss: Why teaching is more like basketball than baseball — and why it matters

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:30pm
Is teaching more like basketball, or more of an individual team sport, like baseball? And why does it matter? This post looks at the nature of teaching in an unconventional way that informs the national discussion about school reform and its focus on recruiting and retaining great teachers. This post, which I am publishing with permission, was written by Esther Quintero, a senior fellow at the nonprofit Albert Shanker Institute, and it first appeared on the institute’s blog.Read full article >>






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White House pushes back against GOP on funds for poor school children

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:00pm
The Obama administration on Friday said legislation passed this week by Republicans on the House education panel would rob vital federal dollars from the nation’s poorest schools and redirect them to wealthier schools.Read full article >>






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Averaging 3.5 in Classroom and 10.4 on the Court

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 3:53pm
A concern for the environment has shaped the studies and career goals of Alex Wheatley, a forward for No. 16 Princeton, the only undefeated women’s Division I basketball team.
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Strauss: What David Carr told me about standardized testing — and his unconventional schooling

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:46pm
The great New York Times reporter David Carr passed away Thursday night at the age of 58. In 2010, I interviewed Carr about his views on his own education — both formal and informal — as part of a series of Q & As I was doing with people from different walks of life about education. Excerpts of our interview, which remain as interesting as when I first published them, are below.Read full article >>






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Calif. students explore local history through "history boxes" program

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:38pm
Third-graders at an elementary school in California recently explored the history of their coastal city during a "history box -More
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Students in Md., D.C. learn about stocks, invest in future

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:38pm
Students in 16 Maryland middle schools and one in Washington, D.C., are investing money -- earned for good attendance and gra -More
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Md. district adopts later start times for all grades

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:38pm
Maryland's largest school district has adopted later start times for all grades.  -More
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Some states push back on healthier school fundraisers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:38pm
Many schools report successful compliance with federal nutrition rules preventing them from selling junk food during school f -More
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Minn. district employees add tech coaching to their duties

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:38pm
A Minnesota school district has appointed 10 of its staff as technology coaches to help integrate digital tools into classroo -More
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Ohio students to engage in policy debates at Winter Congress

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:38pm
Students in the Junior State of America club at Olentangy Liberty High School in Ohio are traveling to Washington, D.C., to t -More
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