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Teacher Quality Widely Diffused, NYC Ratings Indicate

Teacher Quality Widely Diffused, NYC Ratings Indicate | Literacy News | Scoop.it
The ratings of roughly 18,000 New York City teachers showed that those who were most and least successful in improving their students’ test scores could be found all over.
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Community College to Charge More for Top Courses

Community College to Charge More for Top Courses | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Santa Monica College, in California, will offer some courses for a higher price, so that students who are eager to get into a particular class can do so if they pay more.
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Mayor calls for investing in education

Mayor calls for investing in education | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Standing before a crowd of about 1,000 at his annual United State of the City address, he touted his Brainpower Initiative and warned the audience that their phones would soon be ringing with calls for support, contributions and anything that will...
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The Link Between Reading Level and Dropout Rates

The Link Between Reading Level and Dropout Rates | Literacy News | Scoop.it
A new report says that children who read below grade level in fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school - and only 34 percent of America's fourth graders read at grade level.
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Texas Schools Face Bigger Classes and Smaller Staff

Texas Schools Face Bigger Classes and Smaller Staff | Literacy News | Scoop.it
The number of elementary classes exceeding the state’s 22-student cap soared to 8,479 from 2,238 last school year.
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The History of Playgrounds in America - not your usual read!

The History of Playgrounds in America - not your usual read! | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Fights over how kids play have been going strong since the early 1900s.
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Looks like a fun read - 'Londoners,’ an Oral History by Craig Taylor

Looks like a fun read - 'Londoners,’ an Oral History by Craig Taylor | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Craig Taylor embarked on a five-year mission to define London through the voices of its residents.
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A Better Chance to Succeed

A Better Chance to Succeed | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Community colleges are sending many capable students to remedial classes, which are often a dead end. They need to quickly develop better ways to assess students.
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Should College Be for Everyone? - Room for Debate

Should College Be for Everyone? - Room for Debate | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Should as many people as possible be encouraged to attend college, or is the value of higher education exaggerated?
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Teacher Quality Widely Diffused, NYC Ratings Indicate

Teacher Quality Widely Diffused, NYC Ratings Indicate | Literacy News | Scoop.it
The ratings of roughly 18,000 New York City teachers showed that those who were most and least successful in improving their students’ test scores could be found all over.
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The Talent Society - fantastic op-ed from David Brooks

The Talent Society - fantastic op-ed from David Brooks | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Americans are trending toward solo living. Some people are set up well to flourish in this kind of society. Others are not.
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Rethinking K-12 education: Crawl-12? – Your Bottom Line - CNN.com Blogs

Rethinking K-12 education: Crawl-12? – Your Bottom Line - CNN.com Blogs | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Studies show that poor children who have not attended preschool enter Kindergarten 18 months behind their peers. Christine Romans and Sam Wang discuss the need for early childhood education.
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For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Motherhood without marriage among younger women across the country is both a symbol of the transforming family and a hint of coming generational change.
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Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Show

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Show | Literacy News | Scoop.it
The widening achievement gap between affluent and low-income students has received less attention than the divide between white and black students, which has narrowed significantly.
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A Surge in Learning the Language of the Internet

A Surge in Learning the Language of the Internet | Literacy News | Scoop.it
The market for Web sites, night classes and online lectures in computer programming is booming, as demand grows for knowing how the digital pieces of the Internet fit together.
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A visit from Superman: Harlem’s Geoffrey Canada Preaches Change to Fix San Antonio Schools. Were We Listening? | The Rivard Report

A visit from Superman: Harlem’s Geoffrey Canada Preaches Change to Fix San Antonio Schools. Were We Listening? | The Rivard Report | Literacy News | Scoop.it
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Rural Texas Community Colleges Battle Financial Squeeze

Rural Texas Community Colleges Battle Financial Squeeze | Literacy News | Scoop.it
State appropriations are declining and a quirk in the taxing system that can limit financing for such colleges in small towns are challenging the institutions to get creative.
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Schools Get Tough With Third-Graders: Read Or Flunk : NPR

Schools Get Tough With Third-Graders: Read Or Flunk : NPR | Literacy News | Scoop.it
There's little dispute among educators that kids aren't reading as well as they should be. Now, a growing number of states are taking a hard-line approach, requiring that third-graders who can't read at grade level be automatically held back.
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In Brooklyn, Hard-Working Teachers, Sabotaged When Student Test Scores Slip

In Brooklyn, Hard-Working Teachers, Sabotaged When Student Test Scores Slip | Literacy News | Scoop.it
The fifth-grade teachers at a top school in the city received dismal numerical ratings, a consequence of the Education Department’s use of student test results to calculate the scores.
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Joe Scarborough: Finding Common Ground on Education Reform

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Blog post from Joe Scarborough on this morning's education town hall

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5 vying to be SAISD's interim district chief

5 vying to be SAISD's interim district chief | Literacy News | Scoop.it
5 vying to be interim district chief The San Antonio Independent School District trustees released a short list of candidates for interim superintendent Monday.
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Bill Gates Op-Ed - For Teachers, Shame Is No Solution

Bill Gates Op-Ed - For Teachers, Shame Is No Solution | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Publicly ranking teachers by name will not help them get better at their jobs or improve student learning.
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Scarred by Cheating Scandal, Atlanta Schools Are on the Mend

Scarred by Cheating Scandal, Atlanta Schools Are on the Mend | Literacy News | Scoop.it
Less than a year after a state report found that 178 principals and teachers had cheated on test scores, a new school superintendent, Erroll B. Davis Jr., is restoring the system.
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Teaching Self-Control, the American Way

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Rather than emulating the strict discipline of child-rearing in other cultures, it’s more useful to consider the science of successful parenting in all countries.
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Mooresville's Shining Example, a Laptop Success Story

Mooresville's Shining Example, a Laptop Success Story | Literacy News | Scoop.it
A North Carolina school district has quietly emerged as a model digital school, with thousands of laptops issued to students and test scores up across the board.
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