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Strauss: How, after 60 years, Brown v. Board of Education succeeded -- and didn’t

The 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling is almost upon us and it’s a good time to take a look at whether it succeeded in its mission: to end segregation in public schools. Here is an important report about what has and has not been accomplished by the case. It was written by Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. He is also senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law, and he is the author of books including ”Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right, and “Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap.” He was a national education writer for The New York Times as well. This appeared on the EPI blog.

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Californians Support Common Core Standards, Survey Says

Education Week - 6 hours 10 min ago
As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California, according to a survey.
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The Learning Network: Do You Support Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

Education News from NY Times - 10 hours 53 min ago
Should public universities be allowed to use race and ethnicity as factors in deciding who is admitted?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Equipped to Dive, Students Make Aquarium Their Classroom

Education News from NY Times - 11 hours 23 min ago
When have you had an interesting internship? Would you want to specialize in professional diving in high school if you had the opportunity?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, April 24, 2014

Education News from NY Times - 11 hours 39 min ago
Can you choose the word pair that best completes the sentences from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | substantive

Education News from NY Times - 15 hours 52 min ago
This word has appeared in 337 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Historic Wilson School in Arlington may be redeveloped as a new school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:26pm

Arlington school and county officials announced Wednesday evening that the school system plans to retain a historic school that it had intended to sell and to consider it for possible redevelopment as a new secondary school.

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L. Jay Oliva, Who Led the Rise of N.Y.U. in the ’90s, Dies at 80

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:34pm
Professor Oliva, the first N.Y.U. faculty member to rise to the presidency, began a marketing campaign that helped triple the number of applicants.






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At Northwestern, a Blitz to Defeat an Effort to Unionize

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:32pm
As soon as an N.L.R.B. official ruled that the university’s scholarship football players had the right to unionize, Northwestern began a campaign to defeat the vote.
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Va. education board criticizes unfunded SOL reform law

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:48pm

Virginia’s Board of Education criticized the General Assembly Wednesday for approving major changes to the state Standards of Learning assessment program without providing any funding to help districts make changes.

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Motherlode Blog: Working-Class Fathers Shouldn’t Be So Easily Dismissed

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:34pm
Single motherhood may be a rational economic choice for working-class women, but it’s a choice based on limited options with consequences for the mothers, fathers and children.






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Computer science not widely taught in Washington area schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:31pm

Long after the world went digital, computer science courses are not a regular part of the academic day for most high school students in the Washington region, according to a collection of data The Washington Post has assembled.

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High school students are all about computers but get little instruction in computer science

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:30pm

Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all. Few are taught to write lines of code, and few take classes that delve into the workings of the Internet or explain how to create an app.

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Loudoun’s small community schools saved, for now

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:55pm

Four historic elementary schools in western Loudoun County will stay open for at least one more year, after the Loudoun County School Board voted late Tuesday night to remove the schools from a list of possible budget cuts.

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U-Va. tuition and fees to rise 4.3 percent for Virginians, more for those from out of state

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:37pm

The University of Virginia’s governing board approved a 4.3 percent increase in tuition and fees Wednesday for first-year in-state students, overwhelmingly supporting the price hike despite objections from critics who called it excessive.

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Schools roll out the red carpet for dads who volunteer

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:35pm

Like lots of moms, Kristin Clennan makes time to volunteer at her children’s school. She arranges her work as an interior designer so she can be there a few times a month, getting to know the teachers and helping them by making copies or tutoring students. Once a year, she’s invited to a volunteer appreciation breakfast.

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