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More Rigorous GED Spurs Jitters, Competition

Education Week - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:29am
The volume of high-school-equivalency testing dropped by half in 2014 after the General Educational Development exam was revised to align with the common-core standards.
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The Learning Network: Have You Ever Lied to Your Parents or Done Something Behind Their Backs?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:21am
Would your parents consider you trustworthy? Do you think your trustworthiness is well deserved?






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | April 2015

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:17am
A round-up of articles about teenagers that appeared in The New York Times in April.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Teenager Is Rescued From Rubble Five Days After Nepal Earthquake

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:30am
How was Pemba Tamang able to sustain himself while being trapped under earthquake debris?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | When May Day Was Moving Day

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:11am
Here are several paragraphs from the July 11 article “Your Move, Their Headache.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: Self-image matters: Helping kids see themselves as readers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:00am
This is the last of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.”  The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State Standards could be boost reading comprehension. The second post asked and answered if reading comprehension can be taught. The third explained why kids lose interest in reading for pleasure as they get older. The fourth asked and answered whether students should read for pleasure in school.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | redundant

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 191 New York Times articles in the past year.






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D.C. friends win Gates scholarships, will have college costs covered

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:01am
Fernando Umanzor and Abreham Gebre have lived parallel lives.Both came to the United States when they were 4, one from El Salvador, the other from Ethi­o­pia. They grew up attending D.C. public schools, striving to learn English while their parents worked hourly-wage jobs in office buildings, restaurants or hotels and pushed them to excel in school. By the time they were high school seniors, they were ranked second and third in their class at Columbia Heights Education Campus.Read full article >>






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Plan Unveiled to Overhaul School System in Detroit

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:56pm
Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan calls for one entity to manage debt and another to oversee day-to-day school operations.






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Judge Reduces 3 Sentences in Atlanta School Testing Scandal

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:49pm
Saying he was “not comfortable” with the original seven-year prison terms he imposed, Judge Jerry W. Baxter cut them to three years.






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The Learning Network: Digital Tools for Discovery: 10 New Ways to Search and Explore The New York Times

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 5:23pm
Practical tips and tools to help students and teachers find wonderful things in The New York Times.






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Delisle to leave Education Department

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:15pm
Deborah Delisle, a top-ranking official at the Education Department responsible for issuing waivers that have freed nearly every state and the District from the most onerous requirements of federal education law, is leaving her job as assistant secretary of education.Read full article >>






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Atlanta judge reduces sentences for three educators in cheating case

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:47pm
An Atlanta judge on Thursday reduced the sentences of three former school administrators convicted of participating in a widespread test-cheating scandal, saying he was uncomfortable with the stiff sentences he handed down earlier this month.Read full article >>






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