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Virginia Intermont College says merger collapses, raising questions about its future

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:41pm

A struggling liberal arts college in southwestern Virginia said Tuesday its plan to merge with a larger university in Florida has collapsed.

Virginia Intermont College, in Bristol near the Tennessee border, reported 378 students in the fall term — an enrollment decline of 35 percent since 2010. One of many small private colleges that have faced recruiting troubles in recent years, Virginia Intermont had said in January that it intended to join forces with Webber International University, based in Babson Park, Fla. A memorandum of understanding had called for the merger to take effect in July.

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States' Rollout of Common Core Goes Under the Microscope

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:30pm
A variety of nonpartisan groups and government officials alike scope out states' strengths and challenges in the early stages of common-core implementation.
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Options likely to remain open, but DCPS will not manage it

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:21pm

The District’s Options Public Charter School appears likely to continue operating at least through the end of the 2014-15 school year, but the city’s school system will not take over its management as previously hoped, D.C. government lawyers said in court Tuesday.

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Are Contracts to Blame for Teacher-Quality Gaps?

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:09pm
Researchers are examining whether language in teacher contracts could be contributing to the teacher-quality gap between high- and low-minority schools.
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Gifted Ed. Is Crucial, But the Label Isn't

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:30pm
Giving students the educational challenges they are "ready and hungry" for is important, regardless of whether they have been designated as "gifted," five experts in the field write.
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Districts Cheer Kansas K-12 Aid Deal, Despite Uncertainties

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:30pm
Funding changes will pour more money into Kansas schools in a bid to satisfy a state supreme court ruling on aid.
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Bipartisan Research Bill Rockets Through House Panel

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:30pm
The House education committee gave unanimous backing to a measure making over the Institute of Education Sciences.
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Tests Balance Common Core, Those With Cognitive Issues

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:29pm
Specialized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards are being field-tested for students with severe cognitive disabilities.
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Studies Offer Insights on Implementing Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:29pm
At a national education research meeting this month, scholars shared lessons learned so far from standards implementation in some states and districts.
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Studies Hit on Ways to Nurture Students' 'Growth Mindsets'

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:29pm
Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association shared some practical strategies for teaching students that intelligence is not immutable.
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New York Seeks an Alternative to inBloom

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:28pm
After severing its ties with the controversial data-management company, the state must determine how it will store and organize student information.
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U.S. Students Score Above Average on New Problem-Solving Test

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:27pm
American 15-year-olds scored above average among the 44 nations taking part in a new test designed to measure creative problem-solving skills.
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Motherlode Blog: I Have No Idea How Many Calories Are in My Grandmother’s Gefilte Fish

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:21pm
For my daughters, food isn’t a troublesome source of calories demanding its weight in exercise. It’s holidays, it’s funny stories, it’s seasons. It’s my grandmother’s gefilte fish, and all of us cooking it together.






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