National Education News

Differentiation Does, in Fact, Work

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
One of the leading proponents of differentiated instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson, writes a spirited defense of the teaching practice.

N.C. District Rebounds From Ed-Tech Meltdown

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 5:55pm
Guilford County schools and Amplify have shared the costs of getting a failed educational technology initiative back on track this school year.

Activists Share Strategies for 'Opting Out' of Tests

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 5:54pm
At a recent national conference in Florida, advocates and parents strategized on getting more people involved in the growing practice of "test refusal."

Poverty Data Signal Urgency for Schools

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 5:54pm
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in the nation's public schools, policymakers and school officials need to up the ante in addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and the challenges in educating them, researchers and educators say.

Poor Children Are the Majority in U.S. Schools

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 5:54pm
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in public schools, K-12 educators’ role in blunting the effects of poverty grows more urgent.

Boston Joins Growing Ranks of Districts With Longer School Days

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 5:53pm
Advocates predict this month's endorsement from the Boston teachers' union will spur more districts to extend the school day.

Senate appears unlikely to push for test-based teacher evaluations in revised law

Washington Post Education News - January 27, 2015 - 5:06pm
The Senate continued its most serious effort to date to rewrite the education law known as No Child Left Behind with a hearing Tuesday that focused on improving the nation’s teachers.Lawmakers from both parties indicated that they would not seek to continue the Obama administration’s push to link teacher evaluations and teacher pay to student test scores. Republicans said they don’t believe Washington should issue such directives to the states.Read full article >>






Asteroid's moon seen during Earth flyby

CNN - Tecnology - January 27, 2015 - 4:31pm
The asteroid that flew close to Earth Monday didn't come alone.

International Study Ranks Schools on Social Stress, Equity

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 4:14pm
When it comes to comparing school systems, test scores are just the tip of the iceberg, researchers argue.

Chicago's Closures Drove Most Students to Better-Rated Schools

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 4:13pm
A new study also finds that nearly one-third of students who didn't choose one of the district's "welcoming schools" opted for lower-performing schools than the ones they left behind.

Change Education Attitudes, Not Just Management

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 4:12pm
Rather than quick fixes through "management science," schools must improve students’ attitudes about achievement, Garrison Walters says.

Why Do Some Schools Feel Like Prisons?

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 4:10pm
In some struggling majority-minority schools, the emphasis is on discipline to the detriment of learning, Samina Hadi-Tabassum says.

Rules Alone Won't Propel Improvement of Teacher Ed. Programs

Education Week - January 27, 2015 - 4:08pm
To fix how this country evaluates education schools will require more than just data measurement, writes Susan H. Fuhrman.

Obama Will Drop Proposal to End ‘529’ College Savings Plans

NYT Education News - January 27, 2015 - 4:01pm
The president responded to pressure from both parties for his proposed budget, but he said he would keep an expanded tuition tax credit.






Football As A Tool In The Hands Of A Master Craftsman

NPR on Education - January 27, 2015 - 3:19pm

Our 50 Great Teachers series profiles a football coach who's made academics ... and a sense of family ... part of his winning strategy.

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Strauss: ‘School is closed (cause it snowed so much last night)’ — A (frozen) video

Washington Post Education News - January 27, 2015 - 3:07pm
Matt Glendinning, head of the private Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, which was founded in 1784 by a Quaker abolitionist, created the following amusing video to let everyone know school was closed because of the blizzard.Read full article >>






Strauss: Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

Washington Post Education News - January 27, 2015 - 2:57pm
Sometimes kids say things best.Saige Price, a 7-year-old second-grader at Briarwood Elementary School in Florham Park, N.J., recently addressed the New Jersey Board of Education about her experience in school. She said in part:Read full article >>






Facebook, Instagram goes down; Twitter freaks out

CNN - Tecnology - January 27, 2015 - 2:17pm
It's bad enough that the northwest has a horrible storm to contend with, but then Facebook and Instagram goes out?

Gotta go? App tells you who's renting seats

CNN - Tecnology - January 27, 2015 - 2:17pm
A new app shows you where there's a nearby toilet at someone's home or even office. WABC has the story.
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