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How I Teach My English-Language Learners to Love Writing

Education Week - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 18:14
Once a journalist covering English-language learners, Mary-Ann Zehr realized she had a lot to learn once she stepped into the classroom.
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Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

Education Week - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 18:13
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
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GOP Debaters Give Glancing Mention to Education

Education Week - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:51
The latest face-off among Republicans running for the White House included allusions to federal overreach, little of substance on K-12.
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One-on-One With Arne Duncan

Education Week - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:46
As his annual back-to-school bus tour rolled along, the Secretary of Education talked talked waivers, common core, and other issues with Education Week’s Alyson Klein.
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Online Credit Recovery in Need of Improvement, Study Says

Education Week - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:42
School districts need to make changes to their online credit-recovery programs to focus greater attention on content mastery and evidence of learning gains.
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Pressure Mounts Against Schools' Confederate Ties

Education Week - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:28
The racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C., has spurred districts to reconsider school names, mascots, and imagery linked to the Old South. Such moves stir sharp debate.
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As ELL Tests Move Online, Educators Hope for Better Gauge of Skills

Education Week - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:16
Most states will shift to new, computer-based assessments to measure their ELLs' English-language proficiency this school year.
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Why Do Students Hate History?

Education Week - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:14
In history class, students should explore topics of interest, not just memorize a chronology of events, writes Greg Milo.
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STEM Should Broaden, Not Narrow, the Curriculum

Education Week - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 15:53
The integration of STEM in schools will spark innovation, not diminish other subjects, write Ann Myers and Jill Berkowicz.
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