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What everybody should know about Google’s new initiative

Educational Technology - July 23, 2014 - 7:35pm

By Molly Schulson, eCampus News

After analyzing its own gender problem, Google launches code initiative to expose young girls to coding. Usually when someone visualizes coding, they think of a male doing it — a la the movie “Social Network.” Rarely does a woman’s face pop up in one’s imagination when thinking of a computer scientist. When Google recently looked at their company’s composition and realized that women only accounted for 17 percent of its tech employees, they wondered why. After much research, Google then decided to create an initiative called “Made with Code” to attempt to balance the gender scale.

http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/google-code-girls-268/

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3 cheap ways to amp up campus A/V

Educational Technology - July 23, 2014 - 7:30pm

By Denny Carter, eCampus News

Budgets for A/V equipment aren’t falling, campus officials say, but they’re not rising either. It’s that budgetary stagnation that leaves many in higher education at a loss for how to approach A/V upgrades that modernize school facilities and make the college or university more appealing to prospective students. Up-to-date — or even cutting edge — A/V systems can be a powerful recruitment tool as prospective students tour campuses before making their final decisions. In other words, good audio and video can be an effective money maker for colleges and universities of every size.

http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/av-campus-cheap-298/

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Fairfax schools to vote on spending millions to turn half-day Mondays into full class days

Washington Post Education News - July 23, 2014 - 6:43pm

The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on using $7.6 million to cover the estimated cost of extending Mondays from half a day of classes to a full day for elementary students in the coming school year.

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D.C. students ‘meet Washington’ to learn about careers and prepare for them

Washington Post Education News - July 23, 2014 - 5:12pm

A group of D.C. students got a close look at the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture this week, with the senior project manager giving an overview of the design and building phases of the three-tiered copper building and the artifacts it will house.

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A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country

NPR on Education - July 23, 2014 - 3:08pm

With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks. Where are they now being implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store?

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Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

NPR on Education - July 23, 2014 - 3:08pm

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.

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John Walsh, Democrat, Confronts Questions of Plagiarism

NYT Education News - July 23, 2014 - 2:20pm
An examination of the final paper required for Senator John Walsh of Montana’s master’s degree from the Army War College indicates that at least a quarter of it was appropriated without attribution.






Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math

NYT Education News - July 23, 2014 - 1:51pm
The “new math” curriculum is great — and nearly guaranteed to drive children and their parents understandably insane, because teachers don’t know how to teach it yet. Here’s what to do to help your child while they learn.






Maxwell appoints new chief financial officer for Prince George’s County schools

Washington Post Education News - July 23, 2014 - 1:32pm

Eighteen years ago, Colby R. White was an accounting clerk for Maryland’s second-largest school system.

Today, he is the Prince George’s County school district’s chief financial officer, responsible for a staff of 175 employees and for helping craft the school system’s $1.8 billion budget. His office includes payroll, purchasing and worker’s compensation.

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This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

NPR on Education - July 23, 2014 - 1:03pm

He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.

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D.C. Youth Slam Team brings home world championship

Washington Post Education News - July 23, 2014 - 11:59am

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A D.C. slam poetry team won first prize at an international festival last weekend.

The 2014 Brave New Voices Festival, the largest youth slam poetry festival, attracted 50 teams from around the country and five international cities, and ended Saturday night with the “Grand Slam Finals.”

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Google Glass now supports mind control

CNN - Tecnology - July 23, 2014 - 11:27am
An app has been developed that allows a Google Glass user to control the device using their mind. Erin McLaughlin reports.

Nebraska Education Officials Scrap Test Scores

Education Week - July 23, 2014 - 11:19am
Nebraska education officials are throwing out the results of statewide writing tests plagued by technological problems.

Glenn Beck takes to the theaters to attack Common Core

Washington Post Education News - July 23, 2014 - 10:56am

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Conservative media commentator Glenn Beck led a national strategy session to kill the Common Core State Standards on Tuesday night, using a two-hour simulcast into movie theaters across the country as a way to embolden critics of the standards and recruit foot soldiers to the cause.

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NASA tackles new space threat

CNN - Tecnology - July 23, 2014 - 10:25am
Seems NASA's fascination with the moon is in the past. It's focused on something far more menacing: incoming asteroids
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