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Standards Become Classroom Reality in Indiana

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:51am
Teachers in Indiana may be a step ahead of the state's policymakers in implementing sweeping academic standards.
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Political, Policy Feuds Roil Indiana's K-12 Landscape

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:50am
From governance to the common core, hot-button education issues have fueled fierce debate among education leaders and lawmakers.
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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 10, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:26am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: How Much Time Do You Spend Outdoors?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:24am
How often do you go for a walk, jog or bike ride in your community?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, March 10, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 5:46am
Fill in the blanks in a passage from an article about a contemporary artist.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Airplane Goes Missing in Malaysia

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 4:26am
What avenues are investigators pursuing as they search for the missing airplane in Malaysia?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | untenable

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 118 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Peterson Family Foundation to donate $1 million to Teach For America

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:37am

The Fairfax-based Peterson Family Foundation plans to announce Monday that it will ­donate $1 million to a nonprofit group that recruits college students to teach in low-income communities.

The money from Milton V. Peterson, owner of National Harbor, a waterfront development of hotels, restaurants, stores and a proposed casino, will be used specifically for Teach for America-D.C. Region to attract, train and develop teachers to work in the public schools in Prince George’s County.

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SAT revision: The reaction

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 9:34pm

Should a college-bound student take the SAT or ACT? What difference will the SAT revisions announced last week make as students weigh that decision? These questions are being asked in the nation’s high schools, and they are likely to intensify in the two years before the new SAT debuts in 2016.

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In Rent Plan for Charters, Mayor Faces a Hard Road

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 8:32pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to charge rent to charter schools, but education experts say his proposal might be difficult to put into effect.
    





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Getting a blast from someone else’s past

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 7:12pm

It didn’t make sense, but there it was: A postcard was sticking out of the stack of mail Michele Leonardi had pulled from her mailbox on the first day of March. On it was a 1 cent stamp and a 1946 postmark.

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Montgomery Blair High School leads the nation in Intel science finalists

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 6:33pm

Some time ago, Neil Davey began pondering a question that might not consume the average teenager: How, he wondered, could he effectively detect and isolate circulating tumor cells in a cancer patient’s bloodstream?

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Strauss: A truly ugly standardized testing story

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 2:54pm

You’d think that being severely brain damaged, blind and bound to a wheelchair in 2013 would have been enough of a clue that Ethan Rediske was not able to take a required standardized test in 2014. Or the fact that he was in hospice care, dying.

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International Education: Education Programs Try to Close Gaps in Myanmar

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:02pm
International programs are helping to tackle Myanmar's shortfall in higher education and vocational training after decades of military rule.
    





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International Education: More Indian Students Taking U.S. Graduate School Test

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:01pm
A leap in the number of Indian students taking the Graduate Record Examinations suggests a continuing surge in the number entering American graduate schools.
    





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Strauss: 11 key questions on standardized testing for Congress to answer

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:00pm

The nonprofit Network for Public Education, a coalition of education organizations fighting the privatization of public schools, has asked key congressional committees to hold formal hearings on the overuse of high-stakes standardized tests as a result of federal and state laws.

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Strauss: How to get kids from low-income families into the arts

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00am

High-quality arts programs are known to provide myriad benefits to students who participate in them -- but getting kids to sign up isn’t easy. What attracts young students -- especially those from low-income families -- to specific arts programs?

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Briefly: Education: Welsh University to Open Mauritius Campus

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 8:08am
Students at the new campus in St. Louis, the capital, will be awarded Aberystwyth University degrees.
    
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Surprising secrets of how much we test kids

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:09pm

We education wonks have been arguing for years about the amount of testing in schools, even though we usually don’t know what we are talking about. It’s too much! It’s not! I don’t recall anyone providing any information about how much time is actually devoted to testing each year.

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The Youngest Technorati

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 11:07am
Teenage designers of apps and games have many incentives — financial and otherwise — to forget about their schoolwork.
    





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