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Virginia Edwards, Education Week's Editor-in-Chief, speaks about the acquisition:
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Missed it on PBS NewsHour last Friday? Watch our report on the Prison to College Pipeline online:
The Prison to College Pipeline program gives prisoners the opportunity to take college courses while in prison and the support to continue their education
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New on Taking Note: Forty Years Later

A lot has happened since the passage of Public Law 94-142, “The Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975,” much of it very positive, which makes the 40th Anniversary an occasion to celebrate–while continuing to search for ways to improve the learning opportunities for kids with special needs.
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New on Taking Note: Solving the Cheating Problem

Because America is committed to testing every child in every subject in order to make sure  teachers are doing a good job, the number of high-stakes tests is increasing, and that means that we have to act boldly to eliminate cheating, which, coincidentally, also has been increasing.

So what can we do to punish cheaters?
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Missed last week's PBS NewsHour report on whole brain learning?

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Can brain science improve teaching in public schools? For a growing number of educators that's a no-brainer - yes! Cute puns aside, you won't want to miss
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New on Taking Note:  Why ‘WD-40′ Is Not Known As ‘WD-1′

If you’re at all like me, somewhere in your home you have at least one can of WD-40®, because the stuff works wonders. If you teach science, I believe that you ought to have a large WD-40 poster on your classroom wall. Not to advertise the product but to teach a basic lesson about learning: failure is an essential part of succeeding.
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BIG NEWS: Education Week Acquires Learning Matters

Education Week, the nation’s premier independent provider of pre-K-12 news and analysis, is expanding its multiplatform journalism to television and digital video with the acquisition of Learning Matters.
Education Week Acquires Award-Winning TV Production Company Move Expands Reach of the Nation’s Leading Pre-K-12 News Organization Washington, D.C.
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New on Taking Note: I Am Retiring
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TONIGHT on PBS NewsHour: Teachers Today

How many of the 200,000 graduates who’ve studied to be teachers will have a job in the fall? If they do get a job, how long will they stay in the profession? Is it a good time to enter the field?

Find out tonight on PBS NewsHour!

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How many of the 200,000 graduates who’ve studied to be teachers will have a job in the fall? If they do get a job, how long will they stay in the
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New on Taking Note: March MADNESS

I have a modest proposal: Let’s hold Secretary Duncan accountable in the same way that regular classroom teachers are. To help move the process forward, I’m developing a standardized test to be administered to the nearly 4300 employees at the U.S. Department: The “Measuring Arne Duncan’s National Effectiveness with School Systems,” or MADNESS.
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New on Taking Note: 41 Years Later...

For nearly all of the 41 years I have been covering public education, the people in charge have been focused on competition, most often with other nations....Has our obsession with beating others worked? Is it working now? Have years and years of “education reform” produced the kinds of schools and students that we are proud of?
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New on Taking Note: Good Stuff

When my wife and I moved recently, the process forced me to dig through piles of stuff and discard what I didn’t care enough about to pack and then unpack. In the process I came across some really good stuff, and that triggered this list of books, organizations, films, and websites that I value

Read more:http://takingnote.learningmatters.tv/?p=7565
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Primarily, we produce reports about education for PBS NewsHour. (You can find many of those videos at our YouTube Channel, as well.) Our founder and President, John Merrow, maintains a weekly blog, Taking Note. Teachers are invited to contribute to our Why I Teach blog. 

Currently, we are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Grade-Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Brin-Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.