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December 18, 2010 December 19, 2010

Posted by carolynwoulfe in Uncategorized.

US: The Wall Street Journal; reports on measuring and developing creativity in US schools.

US: The Peninsula Clarion reports on a trial internet safety program in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Alaska.

US: Oregon.live reports on the decision to allow Oregon students to use a spellchecker on state tests in 2011.

US: Philip Pullman shares advice on how to write a book.

US: From Education Week: If states continue their current pace of progress in narrowing achievement gaps between students of different races, ethnic groups, and income levels, it could take decades for lagging student groups in some states to catch up to their better-performing peers, a study of more than 40 states has found.

US: Library Journal’s best YA books of 2010.

US: Publishers disagree with October New York Times article about the decline in popularity of picture books.

US: Edublog’s top Educational Blogs of 2010.

UK: The Guardian reports on the appearance of a lost Roald Dahl manuscript on eBay.

UK: The BBC reports that three unions are urging the government to scrap Sats for 11-year-olds.

UK: The BBC reports that Department of Education data shows that 1 in 11 boys are unable to read.

UK: From the BBC: Harvard and Google say they have developed a way to identify cultural trends over the past 200 years using a database of 5m digitised books

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