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The Learning Network: What Is Your Favorite Street?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:00am
What do you find so appealing about the street? Is it the shops and restaurants? The people who live, work or hang out there? The noise and excitement? Or the quiet and tranquillity?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Europe Considers Response as Hundreds of Migrants Die in Mediterranean Sinkings

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:30am
How is Europe’s illegal immigration crisis both similar to and different from the situation in the United States?






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Strauss: Smart video games can assess kids better than standardized tests, a new book says

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:00am
A new book is being released on Tuesday titled “The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter.” If you doubt the title, read this post — and then the book.It was written by Greg Toppo, USA Today’s national K-12 education writer, who spent eight years as a teacher in public and private schools before becoming a journalist. He worked for the Associated Press as its national K-12 education writer, moving to USA Today in 2002. In 2010, Toppo was a Spencer Fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the next year, he co-led a team of USA Today  reporters that investigated educators cheating on standardized tests, prompting the inspector general in Washington D.C. to launch a probe into high erasure rates on test forms.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | disengage

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 62 New York Times articles in the past year.






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World Briefing: Senegal: Students Are Forced to Beg

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:09pm
Tens of thousands of children in Senegal are being exploited by Quranic teachers who force them to beg in the streets, Human Rights Watch said Monday.






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Anxiety in Missoula Over Book About Campus Assaults

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:33pm
“Missoula” offers a searing view into campus sexual assaults, some by football players from the University of Montana’s beloved Grizzlies, and how victims were treated by the local justice system.
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Local education reporting nets Pulitzer

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:22pm
Local education reporting is rarely glamorous, but a team of California journalists has shown that it can be powerful. They revealed that the superintendent of a small school district in Los Angeles County had received excessive compensation and an unusually plush set of perks at the same time tight budgets were forcing teacher layoffs and budget cuts. Read full article >>






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Teachers’ Unions Fight Standardized Testing, and Find Diverse Allies

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:18pm
Often painted as obstacles to improving schools, the unions now find common ground with parents who object to testing and conservatives who oppose the Common Core.






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Strauss: Computer troubles (yet again) create havoc on testing day in Florida

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:05pm
This belongs in the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up category.Students across Florida were supposed to spend Monday taking computer-based standardized exams — high school students, end-of-course tests; kids in Grades 5-10, the math portion of the new high-stakes Florida Standards Assessment.Read full article >>






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First-Generation Students Unite

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:28pm
These young pioneers, the first in their families in college, are speaking out about who they are, where they come from and the income inequality on campus.






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A hip-hop star and an academic offer to school anyone on religion

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:53pm
Rice University has taken one of its most popular humanities courses to the people, offering “Religion and Hip-Hop Culture” online free at edX this spring.The class is taught by a professor of religious studies and a rapper who ask students to look at the parallels, and the tensions, between the two disparate worlds.Read full article >>






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Advanced Placement offerings vary widely in D.C. high schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:15pm
The number of Advanced Placement classes at high schools in the District ranges from 29 courses at Wilson High School to three courses at Anacostia High School east of the river.Offerings at Wilson, the city’s largest high school, with about 1,800 students, include studio art, computer science and Chinese. School Without Walls offers the second-highest number of AP courses, at 21, including Latin and comparative government.Read full article >>






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Ohio teacher creates museum exploring biblical history

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:05pm
Teacher Dror Karavani recently created the Archaeological Museum of the Tanach at the Columbus Torah Academy in Ohio so stude -More
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Should history be taught thematically or chronologically?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:05pm
Schools nationwide differ in the teaching of history, with some taking a thematic approach and others choosing a chronologica -More
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Students learn about WWI through simulated trench warfare

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:05pm
Sixth-grade teachers at an Alabama school recreate trenches in their classroom as part of interdisciplinary, hands-on lessons -More
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Opt-out movement gains momentum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:05pm
The "opt-out" movement -- in which students decide not to take standardized tests -- reportedly is gaining momentum nationwid -More
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