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Weekly News Quiz | April 21-27, 2015 - NYTimes.com - 39 views

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    The Learning Network - Teaching & Learning With The New York Times This site not only provides news, but also includes lesson plans, fun challenges, quizzes and more.
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Why Software 'Containers' Won't Be Bad News for Programmers - 16 views

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    Are software makers writing themselves out of a good living? Recent trends in the computer business indicate we are about to see a phenomenal growth in computing power and the relative ease with which software can be created to utilize it.
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Teachers - Will We Ever Learn? - NYTimes.com - 182 views

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    I get very tired of having people point to Singapore as a good model for education. Singaporeans score well on tests because their life depends on it. Doing poorly on the PSLE taken at the end of sixth grade virtually guarantees you will never attend university and will limit your income for the rest of your life. Parents in Singapore spend thousands every year on private tuition, the sole goal of which is to produce high test scores. Singapore also recognizes that they are not producing creative students. In fact they wish they were more like the US.
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The Search - Is Your Web Identity Hurting Your Employment Chances? - NYTimes.com - 48 views

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    Be aware of your web presence! Potential employees are.
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StudentsFirst Issues Low Ratings on School Policies - NYTimes.com - 24 views

  • States that have adopted policies aligned with the StudentsFirst platform have in some cases met with public opposition. In Idaho, the Legislature passed a package in 2010 that eliminated tenure, introduced performance pay for teachers and based their evaluations on student test scores. Voters overturned the measures in a referendum in November. (The state received a D-minus grade from StudentsFirst.)
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    Idaho's rating
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ME, MYSELF AND MATH - Opinionator - NYTimes.com - 57 views

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    ""Me, Myself and Math" is a six-part series that looks at us through the lens of math. Steven Strogatz is the Schurman Professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University. A frequent guest on WNYC's "Radiolab," he is the author, most recently, of "The Joy of x," which grew out of his previous Opinionator series "The Elements of Math"."
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Tanks, Jets or Scholarships? - NYTimes.com - 24 views

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    Comparison between our foreign war efforts vs. our foreign investment in public education.
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Children's A.D.D. Drugs Don't Work Long-Term - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    Interesting NY Times article on the use of Ritalin in the States
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