National Education News

K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools

Education Week - October 20, 2014 - 7:36am
Education leaders should look to private and public institutions for the best that leadership has to offer, writes Andy Hargreaves.

What Is 'Personalized Learning'? Educators Seek Clarity

Education Week - October 20, 2014 - 7:28am
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.

Push for 'Learner Profiles' Stymied by Barriers

Education Week - October 20, 2014 - 7:28am
The goal is to generate a comprehensive digital portrait of the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences of each student, to provide him or her with customized academic content.

Personalized Learning Pits Data Innovators Against Privacy Advocates

Education Week - October 20, 2014 - 7:28am
One of the biggest tensions emerging around the growth of personalized learning centers on questions about how to use and protect sensitive student information.

District's Ambitious Personalized Learning Effort Shows Progress

Education Week - October 20, 2014 - 7:28am
A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved.

Adaptive Testing Shaping Instruction

Education Week - October 20, 2014 - 7:28am
In some districts, the uses of adaptive testing extend beyond assessment, as teachers use test results to modify lessons and stage interventions for students of different abilities.

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Oct. 20, 2014

NYT Education News - October 20, 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: Does Stress Affect Your Ability to Make Good Decisions?

NYT Education News - October 20, 2014 - 4:03am
How can you learn to make better decisions while experiencing stress?

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Mental Health and Gun Control Measures in New York

NYT Education News - October 20, 2014 - 3:39am
How is New York trying to keep guns from those identified by mental health professionals as potentially dangerous?

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Instagram Influencers

NYT Education News - October 20, 2014 - 3:10am
Here are the first eight paragraphs of the Oct. 15 article “Your Instagram Picture, Worth a Thousand Ads.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

Urban Renewal: Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

NYT Education News - October 19, 2014 - 11:30pm
More young people are moving to the very heart of cities, even in economically troubled places like Buffalo and Cleveland.

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | liability

NYT Education News - October 19, 2014 - 11:02pm
This word has appeared in 3,280 New York Times articles in the past year.

Football Players in Sayreville, N.J., Recall Hazing

NYT Education News - October 19, 2014 - 8:39pm
The investigation may be complicated by conflicting accounts from witnesses and some of the freshman football players targeted by older members of the Sayreville War Memorial High School team.

Tally of federal probes of colleges on sexual violence grows 50 percent since May

Washington Post Education News - October 19, 2014 - 8:21pm

The number of federal investigations into how colleges handle sexual violence reports has jumped 50 percent in the past six months, reflecting a surge of recent discrimination claims and the difficulty of resolving high-profile cases that often drag on for years.

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Girl Scouts Debate Their Place in a Changing World

NYT Education News - October 19, 2014 - 7:51pm
The organization has spent years moving away from its roots in camping and crafts to embrace more modern-day themes. Now some are pushing for a return to tradition.
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