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Realistic Oil Paintings by Alyssa Monks

The Art of Alyssa Monks.<p>Selected oil paintings by Alyssa Monks. The selection shows very realistic portrait paintings of bathing or showering women. …

The Best Education Posts of 2013

• Show and tell<br>• Tap into prior knowledge<br>• Give time to talk<br>• Pre-teach vocabulary<br>• Use visual aids<br>• Pause, ask questions, pause, review<p>Each scaffolding strategy …

Neil Gaiman: Let children read the books they love

Children should be allowed to read whatever they enjoy, the author Neil Gaiman has said as he warned that well-meaning adults could destroy a child's love of reading for ever.<p>Gaiman was delivering a lecture on Monday night about the future of books, reading and libraries to an audience of arts and …

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4: Produces clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, …

Common Core Reading Survey Shows Slow Start To Teaching Shift

NEW YORK -- On a sunny summer afternoon, teachers fill a bright red auditorium in the basement of the Soho headquarters of Scholastic Inc., the educational publishing giant. In front of them, a coach uses a big screen to show them books.<p>Because of new learning standards called the Common Core, New …

Common Core Standards Make a Mockery of Novels' Complexity

Here’s a pop quiz: according to the measurements used in the new Common Core Standards, which of these books would be complex enough for a ninth grader?<p>Read more on New Republic

Principled, Sound Middle Way to Education Reauthorization

Now that the shutdown logjam is resolved, some House Republicans publicly call for negotiating with Democrats, and President Obama urges bipartisan compromise, it's time for the parties to accept an olive branch recently offered by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. One way for Congress to break …