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D.C. officials allege improper diversion of charter funds

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:41pm

Kent Amos, founder of one of the oldest and largest D.C. charter school networks, allegedly funneled millions of school dollars to a for-profit management company he owns, according to a legal complaint filed Monday by D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan.

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Head Coach – Men’s Tennis | Stanford Athletics

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:35pm
US - CA - Stanford, QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of five years collegiate or professional tennis coaching and/or playing experience required; Division I collegiate coaching experience preferr
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Assistant Baseball Coach | Andrew College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:25pm
US - GA - Cuthbert, Education & Experience: • Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred. • Experience coaching pitchers and knowledge of pitching techniques preferred. • Successful baseball coaching or t
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The Learning Network: The Winners of Our Fifth Annual Found Poetry Contest

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:14pm
Eleven winners, 14 runners up, and 25 honorable mentions: the best found poems of the nearly 2,000 we received. Congratulations, poets, and thank you, teachers!






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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:44pm
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 27-June 2, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:43pm
See how much you know about the 10 news stories in this quiz. To find the answers, click each blank and you’ll be taken to the original Times article from which the excerpt came.






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Computers 'Read' Students' Faces to Measure Engagement

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:40pm
New technology has the potential to provide educators with feedback on how students are responding to instruction.
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New Character Report Cards Rate Students on 'Grit'

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:40pm
The KIPP charter school network and other schools are testing student report cards designed to measure key character traits.
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Video Game 'Stealth Assessments' Gauge Social Skills

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:39pm
A handful of researchers across the country are perfecting video games that can unobtrusively measure noncognitive skills—like persistence and 'grit'—in students.
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Data Mining Opens Window on Student Engagement

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:38pm
By gathering data on students' online behaviors in computerized education programs, researchers are getting clues on how students engage with them.
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Student Surveys Seen as Imperfect Engagement Measure

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:37pm
More than 20 surveys purport to measure engagement in K-12 schools, but that doesn't mean they're widely used or useful.
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U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks 80 Percent

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
Borrowing for the first time on the federal government's new method of calculating high school graduation rates, Education Week's annual Diplomas Count report notes that 81 percent of the class of 2012 graduated on time, although gaps remain among some racial and ethnic groups.
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Schools Prod Students Toward Diplomas With Tuition, Cash

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
While a growing number of districts are using financial incentives to encourage students to go to college, experts caution that money alone won’t do the trick.
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Students Learn to Fail—and Recover—at Calif. School

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
Educators at a Los Angeles-area high school believe teaching students to "fail productively" will equip them for success in the long run.
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'Posses' Keep Students on Academic Track

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
A New York City-based foundation harnesses a little positive peer pressure to help students successfully negotiate the pathway from high school to college graduation.
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Student Motivation: Age-Old Problem Gets New Attention

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
Amid a nationwide push to ratchet up academics, some educators, researchers, and policymakers are renewing and reshaping efforts to engage students in learning and motivate them for success.
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Calif. School Taps Community to Engage Students

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:32pm
With a curriculum based on service and local cultural resources, San Isidro High School strives to make learning relevant for students in its border community.
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Spurring Student Success: It's More Than Academics

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:26pm
Students have to want to come to school, work hard, and graduate. And they have to feel capable of achieving their academic goals. The trick for educators is to figure out how to make that happen.
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