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Think you know the Web? Let's find out

CNN - Tecnology - November 26, 2014 - 1:21pm
Sure, everyone reading this uses the Internet. But how much do you really know about it?

How much do blended learning programs cost?

Washington Post Education News - November 26, 2014 - 12:42pm

Many advocates of blended learning hope the move to computerized instruction will reduce costs in today’s classrooms.

The idea is that computers can take over much of the work of personalizing lessons, drilling students in basic skills and assessing them, thereby reducing teacher workloads, and potentially teachers.

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Motherlode Blog: Intensive Thanksgiving

NYT Education News - November 26, 2014 - 11:27am
Before he lost his ability to speak, one of my son’s favorite questions was, “Mommy, what are you thankful for?” Over the Thanksgiving we spent in the intensive care unit, I continued to answer the question he could no longer ask.

New York Schools Lose Millions Amid an Inquiry, Comptroller Says

NYT Education News - November 26, 2014 - 9:34am
The comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, said New York City had so far missed out on receiving as much as $120 million from the federal government because of an investigation into the Education Department.

Opinion: Mishandling Rape

NYT Education News - November 26, 2014 - 8:45am
Colleges are seeing sexual assault where it doesn’t exist while letting dangerous men go free.

The Learning Network: Happy Thanksgiving

NYT Education News - November 26, 2014 - 7:48am
Happy Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to stop back on Monday, Dec. 1, for our next “What’s Going On in This Picture?”

Motherlode Blog: The Giving Tree: ‘Take What You Want, Leave What You Can’

NYT Education News - November 26, 2014 - 5:35am
Stocking the branches of the Giving Tree with candy, gloves and small gifts kept us busy, and grateful, all season long.

The Learning Network: What Is Your Reaction to the Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby?

NYT Education News - November 26, 2014 - 4:00am
Do the allegations change how you feel about “The Cosby Show”? Would you still want to watch it?

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | An Amazing One-Handed Catch

NYT Education News - November 26, 2014 - 3:55am
Here are the first six paragraphs from the Nov. 24 article, “Even Under Microscope, Catch by Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. Earns Applause.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

NPR on Education - November 26, 2014 - 3:18am

Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.

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Education Department moves to regulate teacher preparation programs

Washington Post Education News - November 25, 2014 - 7:49pm

The Obama administration unveiled a proposal Thursday to regulate how the country prepares teachers, saying that too many new K-12 educators are not ready for the classroom and that training programs must improve.

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U.S. Rules Aim to Heighten Tracking of Ed. Schools' Performance

Education Week - November 25, 2014 - 7:06pm
Teacher colleges would need to provide proof of their graduates' classroom skills in helping advance student learning, under proposed rules issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

Don’t Let Kids’ Brains Go on Vacation During the Holiday Season

Educational Technology - November 25, 2014 - 6:34pm


You may have heard of “summer slide” – when those summer months cause kids to lose all that glorious information and knowledge they acquired during the school year. But even shorter breaks can cause education rifts for students, too. Whether your children pair up with just one friend or an entire crowd, consider making studying a social event. Add some festivity to the affair by serving snacks and desserts. Around the holidays, you might even include a themed gift exchange for added appeal. If you are in between semesters, there may not be any official studying to do, but kids can keep their minds moving with supplemental learning. For example, if your child studied “As I Lay Dying” in school, make a movie night of it. Pop some popcorn and invite his or her friends over to watch the film version of the novel.

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