National Education News

The Future of Travel

CNN - Tecnology - November 24, 2014 - 7:36am
How comfortable would you be with a pilot flying your airliner with just his or her voice?

Strauss: Tiny hamsters eating Thanksgiving dinner — a video you won’t believe someone really made

Washington Post Education News - November 24, 2014 - 7:30am

There’s not much else to say about this  except to watch this video. You will either find it amusing or repulsive, or, possibly, both. Your kids or students will find it hilarious.

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States Get Federal Running Room on Teacher-Equity Plans

Education Week - November 24, 2014 - 7:11am
New guidance offers leeway as states craft ways to ensure disadvantaged students have access to as many highly qualified teachers as other students.

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 24, 2014

NYT Education News - November 24, 2014 - 6:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.

The Learning Network: Do Fans Put Too Much Pressure on Their Favorite Professional Athletes?

NYT Education News - November 24, 2014 - 4:00am
What are the standards to which fans hold professional athletes and are those standards ever unrealistic?

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Imagining a Glacier National Park Without Glaciers

NYT Education News - November 24, 2014 - 3:32am
How quickly is the landscape and ecosystem at Glacier National Park changing, and why?

Strauss: How principals can avoid ‘administrator-itis’

Washington Post Education News - November 24, 2014 - 3:00am

How many times have you heard that an amazing teacher has been promoted to be an administrator and wondered if that was the best use of that educator’s time? Here’s a way around this, from Lauren Hill, a National Board Certified Teacher, who teaches English at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky, and serves as teacherpreneur for the Kentucky Network to Transform Teaching to help create teacher leadership opportunities for Kentucky teachers and to support teachers as they pursue National Board Certification. She is also a Virtual Community Organizer, trainer, and blogger for theCenter for Teaching Quality.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ecclesiastic

NYT Education News - November 23, 2014 - 11:04pm
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.

‘Blended-learning’ programs grow in D.C., with students relying more on computers

Washington Post Education News - November 23, 2014 - 8:40pm

When Ketcham Elementary School was selected to roll out a schoolwide computer-based learning initiative, Principal Maisha Riddlesprigger was skeptical about “putting kids in front of computers.”

Less than two years later, the effort has brought her school a kind of celebrity status. Superintendents and state lawmakers from across the country have begun stopping by this well-wired school in a poor pocket of Southeast Washington — where nearly a third of the students are homeless — to see how they are learning.

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