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Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said educators needed a year to master a new curriculum before schools should be held accountable for results.
The Learning Network Blog: Lesson Plan | Looking for Answers: Making Sense of the Boston Marathon Bombing
In this lesson students grapple with the same questions all of America has been asking in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Extension activities allow students to research issues raised in the story, from immigration and foreign policy to civil liberties, and propose their own policy solutions.
Understanding a college decision and celebrating it are two different things, a distinction that can elude even the most enthusiastic supporters.
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q's About the News | Hundreds Killed in Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse
Why do you think so many people are dying in garment factories in Bangladesh? What should be done to make working conditions safer?
Two Massachusetts community colleges are trying a modified approach to an open online computer science course, but at different paces.
State financing for preschool programs fell close to 10 percent in the 2011-12 school year, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.
New Community College in Manhattan will be renamed for Stella and Charles Guttman, whose foundation is giving CUNY an additional $10 million.
Fill in the blanks in the first six paragraphs of the article “Anarchy in the Met” by Jon Caramanica.
Will Walker, who was accepted to Williams College under a binding early decision application, felt like he “made a mistake” just before a recent campus visit.
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Rather than recommend majors of the future, here are four activities to help develop the skills necessary to succeed in the work force of tomorrow. If you focus on these activities, the majors won’t matter as much.