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Should Kids Be Coding?

Since December, 20,000 teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade have introduced coding lessons, according to Code.org, a group backed by the tech industry that offers free curriculums.

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Public School in Indiana Raises Its Own Food

A public high school in a rural community in Indiana started a cattle program, called “Where’s the Beef,” allowing students to raise their own meat for school lunches.

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Diane Ravitch and Louis CK: Bonding Over Common Core

Last week, Diane Ravitch spoke out against a Newsweek piece that denounced comedian Louis C.K.’s views on Common Core.

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Inside the Nation’s First Vegetarian Public School

Thursday is always vegetarian, and sometimes vegan, in the cafeteria at Public School 244 in Queens, the nation’s first non-charter public school to serve only vegetarian meals.

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Just Say Nay to the ELA

Yesterday, critics of the state-mandated English Language Arts exam marched in front of nearly 40 schools in Manhattan.

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Teaching as a Second Act

Debates about how best to teach have been around as long as education. The recent development of Common Core learning standards, new changes to standardized testing (and old arguments about their relevancy), and sweeping changes in the way teachers are evaluated have commanded our attention in the latest episode of the great American education saga. […]

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Unconventional Classroom

Cinzia Bontempo, who teaches 12th grade English to students from over 50 countries, knows what it’s like for her students at Manhattan International High School to be far from home.

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What Makes Pre-K So Great?

That’s what researchers in New York City are trying to figure out.

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Humor and the SAT

The New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs section tackles some new SAT practice questions this week.

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Can Writing Be Standardized?

Five guest authors, including a middle school English teacher, a law professor, a playwright, an education professor, and an academic author weigh in: can writing really be assessed?

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