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Teachers’ Strikes Spread Across Northeast China

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:41am
The strikes over low salaries and mandatory payments to pension plans began last week and now encompass a half-dozen cities or counties.
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The Learning Network: Do You Have a Dream Car?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 6:01am
Why do you think people sometimes become so attached to their cars?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Visiting All 13 Disney Parks

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:52am
Here are the first seven paragraphs from a Nov. 21 article, “What I Discovered by Visiting Every Disney Park.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | What’s That Smell? It’s the Latest Blockbuster.

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:29am
How are some theaters trying to lure back young viewers?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pyromaniac

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Marion Barry’s Washington: Snapshots of the city the former mayor left behind

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:19pm

The city Marion Barry inspired, infuriated and disappointed is gone, replaced by the city he always said he wanted to build — solvent, solid, sizzling with life. And the city Barry commanded for longer than any other mayor remains saddled with the same woes he sought to eradicate — poverty, racial division, hopelessness.

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Old Tactic Gets New Use: Public Schools Separate Girls and Boys

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 9:23pm
Single-sex classes are increasingly common in the nation’s public schools, particularly in poor areas, prompting new scrutiny about their effectiveness.






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High school aerospace engineering program taking flight

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 7:16pm

Students quietly worked in pairs, folding, cutting and gluing the colorful strips of tissue paper strewn across the half-dozen tables in the room.

What looked at first glance like an art class was actually Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology, part of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics offering at DuVal High School in Prince George’s County.

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Strauss: A dissection of Common Core math test questions leaves educator ‘appalled’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 3:31pm

Many of the guest writers on this blog are opposed to the Common Core State Standards, not because they object to standards per se but they find fault with this particular set for one reason or another. This post was written by someone who supports the Core, but takes a critical look at New York State’s Common Core-aligned tests, specifically the eighth-grade math exam that was designed by Pearson. Grant Wiggins is the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” as well as numerous articles on education. A high school teacher for 14 years, he is the president of Authentic Education,  in Hopewell, New Jersey, which provides professional development and other services to schools aimed at improving student learning.  Wiggins gave me permission to republish this post, which first appeared on his blog, Granted, and…. It should be noted that these tests are different from the Common Core exams that are being developed by two multi-state consortia, known as PARCC and SBAC, and being given to students for the first time this school year, but educators have already raised concerns that those two assessments will not represent the “groundbreaking” next-generation exams that Education Secretary Arne Duncan had once said they would be.

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Common Core might be a hot topic on television now, but just wait

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 2:02pm

The Common Core Standards, a story I have long considered just for education wonks and education writers, has been appropriated by politicians and political writers. Is that fair? Journalists who cover presidential campaigns have a much higher profile and appear on television much more than we do. Should they be stealing our hottest topics?

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International Education: Chinese Students Lead Foreign Surge at U.S. Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 1:01pm
In 2013-14, American colleges enrolled a record 886,052 foreigners, an increase of 8 percent from the previous year. Chinese were almost 60 percent of the growth in foreign students.






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Motherlode Blog: Glossy Photo Cards, Highlighting Grief

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 8:59pm
This is not a campaign to end the photo card. But the year our daughter died, it would have been so much kinder to send something else.
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Opinion: Mishandling Rape

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 7:51pm
Colleges are seeing sexual assault where it doesn’t exist while letting dangerous men go free.






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The Texas Tribune: End of Texas School’s Book Ban Doesn’t Mark the Last Chapter

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 7:13pm
In September, complaints about content prompted Highland Park High School in Texas to pull seven books from the curriculum, creating an uproar that led to an about-face.
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U-Va.’s entrenched fraternity culture at tipping point

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 5:40pm

It’s hard to imagine a bigger fraternity booster than Paul Wright.

The 54-year-old Charlottesville real estate investor pledged a fraternity within weeks of arriving at the University of Virginia in 1978, and he has been a devoted Chi Psi man ever since. He serves on the group’s national board and was head of U-Va.’s fraternity alumni association. He’s even working to open a new fraternity chapter on campus next spring.

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Admissions: For Accomplished Students, Reaching a Good College Isn’t as Hard as It Seems

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 2:36pm
Admission rates are misleading: It’s not that fewer students are accepted; it’s that applications have run riot.
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Social Studies Teacher | Noble Network of Charter Schools

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 7:58am
US - IL - Chicago, Be Noble. Teach Social Studies at Noble. Noble believes that it must provide an academic foundation that will prepare its students for future success in all endeavors. We’re looking for passi
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University of Virginia’s Image Suffers After Campus Rape Report

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:42pm
The governing board will meet Tuesday to discuss complaints that the university has for years mishandled reports of sexual assaults.






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A Conundrum for Saudis: Women at Work

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:31pm
A group of academics is joining the Saudi government in a project to lower the hurdles keeping women from becoming employed.
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Economic View: Even Among Harvard Graduates, Women Fall Short of Their Work Expectations

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:06pm
Both sexes have ambitious goals for their career and family life, a study finds, but entrenched factors seem to hold many women back.






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