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Tough Sell for Healthy Fare in School Vending Machines

Tough Sell for Healthy Fare in School Vending Machines | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Many schools have started offering healthier fare in some vending machines, but most students bypass the sliced apples and celery for potato chips and other junk food.
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Banned Websites Awareness Day is a Success!

Banned Websites Awareness Day is a Success! | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Banned Websites Awareness Day from New York Times
AASL’s Banned WebsitesAwareness Day (September 28, 2011) was a big success!
The New York Times ran a story featuring the event.

Via Nikki D Robertson
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In One Online Class, Twitter Brings Students Together - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In One Online Class, Twitter Brings Students Together - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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Measure This! The Accountability Sham

Measure This! The Accountability Sham | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Some days when I actually spend most of my day teaching composition and reading, I think about what a luxury it is for a teacher to be able to do that. Because so much of what we do isn't exactly teaching.
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20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education | MindShift

20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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Idea Works: Retrieval Practices Improve Learning | Education News

Idea Works: Retrieval Practices Improve Learning | Education News | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
There is evidence that retrieval practices -- recalling and reconstructing knowledge -- result in more effective learning, writes Colin Monaghan of Idea Works.
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Missouri changes its mind on teacher-student Facebook message ban

Missouri changes its mind on teacher-student Facebook message ban | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
A Missouri judge has issued a preliminary injunction against a pending law that would have barred teachers from communicating with students on social networking sites, and the Missouri House has passed a new bill that gives schools the ability to...
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Delay Kindergarten at Your Child’s Peril

Delay Kindergarten at Your Child’s Peril | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Parents who hold a child back from starting kindergarten think they are providing a competitive advantage, but delaying school is rarely the right approach.
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The Secrets of a Good Principal

The Secrets of a Good Principal | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The best ways to run a school are not found in a bureaucratic equation, but in experience, determination and a host of other factors.
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With No Child Left Behind Waivers, Obama Turns Some Education Powers Back to States

With No Child Left Behind Waivers, Obama Turns Some Education Powers Back to States | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
With his declaration that he would waive the most contentious provisions of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, President Obama rerouted a decade of federal influence.
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Pseudoscience of single-sex schooling examined in the journal Science

Social scientists have found that there is no well-designed research that demonstrates that single-sex schools improve student's academic performance.
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Women Value College More Than Men, Survey Shows | Education News

Women Value College More Than Men, Survey Shows | Education News | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Women obtain college degrees at a higher rate than men and they are also more likely to think it was worth it, says the Pew Research Center.
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Investing in Technology: The Public Relations Problem | MindShift

Investing in Technology: The Public Relations Problem | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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10 Awesome Apps for Learning About Music, Nature, History and Math | MindShift

10 Awesome Apps for Learning About Music, Nature, History and Math | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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I Read My 5-Year-Old Banned Books & You Should, Too

I Read My 5-Year-Old Banned Books & You Should, Too | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
It shouldn't matter what kids want to read. They should just read. If they want to spend half an hour doing MadLibs, or reading a sports magazine, or a comic book, or novel, or a fix-it book, or a book of jokes they should.
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TEDxNYED - Alan November - 03/05/2011

Alan November is recognized internationally as a leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an isla...
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Education Nation Changes the Conversation

Education Nation Changes the Conversation | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Our country is engaged in a deep, delicate battle about how to slice up the federal budget. What may surprise some people is that early childhood education comes down to everything Americans are anxious about.
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Help for Parents and Society - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Help for Parents and Society - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Longer school days can lead to fewer crimes committed by young people and a decline in teen pregnancy.
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Will E-Books Stifle Progress With Literacy? | Education News

Will E-Books Stifle Progress With Literacy? | Education News | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Christopher Mims says e-books build barriers to cheap access to the written word, while Stephen Downes disagrees -- and argues that open access is the future.
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Why Cyberbullying Rhetoric Misses the Mark

Why Cyberbullying Rhetoric Misses the Mark | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Adults need to pay attention to the language of youth if they want antibullying interventions to succeed.
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Study Shows Technology Can Enhance Good Teaching | Education News

Study Shows Technology Can Enhance Good Teaching | Education News | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Department of Education study finds that good teaching can be enhanced with new technology.
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