The Learning Network: Should You Go to Jail for Kicking a Cat?

The Learning Network: Should You Go to Jail for Kicking a Cat?The front page of The Times this week featured an article about a man who posted a video of himself kicking a stray cat, and the animal-rights activists who want him jailed for it. What do you think? Read about the case, then tell us here.

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Fever Pitch (Love Lessons) (Kindle Edition) newly tagged "college"

Fever Pitch (Love Lessons) (Kindle Edition) newly tagged "college" Fever Pitch (Love Lessons) (Kindle Edition)By Heidi Cullinan Buy new: $5.00 Customer Rating: First tagged “college” by Amazon Customer “atevifan” Customer tags: contemporary, gay, gay romance, college

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School leavers missing out on university in higher education 'cold spots'

The Higher Education Funding Council for England says that pupils in many rural areas are missing out on university despite gaining the grades needed to apply

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Interview with Andrea Leyden, ExamTime: Focus on Adaptive Learning

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Forever & Always (The Ever Trilogy: Book 1) (Kindle Edition) newly tagged "college"

Forever & Always (The Ever Trilogy: Book 1) (Kindle Edition) newly tagged "college" Forever & Always (The Ever Trilogy: Book 1) (Kindle Edition)By Jasinda Wilder Buy new: $4.99 Customer Rating: First tagged “college” by goodem Customer tags: new adult, college

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US College Enrollment Down by Half a Million

US College Enrollment Down by Half a Million
Between 2012 and 2013, college enrollment in the United States dropped by almost half a million (463,000) — the second year that such a decline has occurred.
According to US Census Bureau data, the two-year decline of 930,000 is the largest college enrollment decrease since before the recent recession…

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Types and proportions of learning activities?

I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science. And it occurs to me that there could be some pushback.  So let me be clear, I strongly suggest that the types of learning that are needed are not info dump and knowledge test, by and large.  What does that mean? Let’s break it down…

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AM News: Superintendents’ Strong Support For Common Core Asssessments

Superintendents Support Common-Assessment Consortia EdWeek: About two-thirds of district superintendents say states should stick with their common-core testing consortia, while 16 percent remain on the fence over the issue, according to results from a new survey.
AFT Set To Spend More In 2014 Than Any Other Election Cycle Huffington Post: An AFT official told The Huffington Post that the union is on track to spend more than $20 million this cycle to "try to dial back some of the damage done by the cuts to public education and public services and elect people who will fight for kids, families and communities…

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | inert

This word has appeared in 98 New York Times articles in the past year.

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North Carolina’s New Voucher Program Already Improving Lives of Students

North Carolina’s New Voucher Program Already Improving Lives of Students
by Robert Enlow
Last year was not a good school year for eight-year-old Christian Houston. According to his mom, the little boy kept getting mediocre marks in school. When she tried to get feedback on how to help him improve when he did his homework, there was little response from the teacher.
“I was leery putting him in public school after experiences with my older children…

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