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Options Public Charter School reopens with new leadership and new mission

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:48am

Options Public Charter School, marred by allegations of financial misconduct last year, was made over “almost from scratch” before it reopened last month under new leadership and with new staff members, according to the school’s court-appointed receiver.

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Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in New Study

Education Week - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:25am
Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN.
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DealBook: Pressure for High Marks at Harvard Extends to Its Investment Chief

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:17am
Though university officials defended her record, Jane Mendillo drew scrutiny from alumni and others over relatively high pay and lackluster investment results.






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Strauss: How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:00am

Critics of the Common Core  have questioned a number of different aspects of the standards, including how they were written, whether they are developmentally appropriate and whether too much emphasis has been placed on non-fiction at the cost of literature. Here is a look at an issue that has gotten little attention: How the recommended books in the appendix of the standards try to meet the needs of students of color.  It was written by Jane M. Gangi,  an associate professor in the Division of Education at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, and Nancy Benfer, who teaches literacy and literature at Mount Saint Mary College and is a fourth-grade teacher at Bishop Dunn Memorial School.  Gangi is the author of three books: “Encountering Children’s Literature: An Arts Approach,” “Deepening Literacy Learning: Art and Literature Engagements in K-8 Classrooms (with Mary Ann Reilly and Rob Cohen),” and “Genocide in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Cambodia to Darfur. ” Both are members of the Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning at Mount Saint Mary College. Gangi may be reached at jane.gangi@msmc.edu;Benfer at nb6221@my.msmc.edu.

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Charter school enrollments increased by 13 percent nationally

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:00am

Nationwide, about 2.5 million public school students were enrolled in charter schools last school year, up from 789,000 a decade earlier, according to the most recent enrollment estimates from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Last year, the number of students enrolled increased by 12.6 percent from the year before.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Sept. 9-15, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:45am
Have you followed the news this week? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more — and look for another edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:00am
When you get home after school, how much homework will you do? Will it keep you up late? Will it cause stress in your family? Or do you have homework under control?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Porpoise Is Ensnared by Criminals and Nets

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:30am
When will the vaquita, the world’s smallest marine mammal, go extinct in the wild unless drastic steps are taken to save it, according to scientists?






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