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International Education: Students Flock to Universities in Northern Cyprus

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:01pm
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is recognized by no country except Turkey. Yet students from over 100 countries attend its international universities.
    





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International Education: Canada and First Nations Reach Deal Over Schooling

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:00pm
Indigenous communities in Canada will be given control over the education system on their reserves.
    
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Hard Times at Howard U.

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 11:10pm
A premier black college has been rocked by the economy, infighting and a changing demographic landscape.
    





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Strauss: Look who’s advocating for public schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 4:01pm

The National School Boards Association is launching a campaign in support of public education -- with some unexpected help.

Called “Stand Up4Public Schools,” the campaign’s goal is to persuade association members to be more forceful advocates for public schools and locally controlled school districts at a time when, in the name of reform, many school boards have lost their power to mayoral and even state takeovers and traditional public schools have come under attack. As an example, consider this: John Huppenthal, the reform-minded superintendent of public instruction in Arizona, is sending a message in robocalls promoting a voucher program that lets parents use public money to send their kids to private school, according to the Phoenix New Times.

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Maryland students avoid ‘double-testing’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 7:28pm

About 25,000 elementary and middle school students in Maryland public schools, who will take the new Common Core exams for a test-drive next month, have been excused by federal officials from also having to take the Maryland School Assessment.

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Your Money Adviser: Checking the Fairness of College-Provided Debit Cards

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 5:47pm
Campus cards are the subject of a report by the Government Accountability Office, which recommends tougher regulations to make sure students get a fair deal.
    





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Millennials Feel Trapped in a Cycle of Internships With Little Pay and No Job Offers

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 5:12pm
Unpaid internships are the bane of millennial workers with high aspirations.
    
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Waivers might spare school districts from making up all snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 4:39pm

As school boards puzzle through how to make up all of the instructional time lost to snow days, there could be an option more appealing than shrinking spring break or summer vacation — a state waiver.

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Strauss: How ‘data walls’ in classrooms humiliate kids

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 4:33pm

A long time ago I had a math teacher at West Miami Junior High School who changed the seating arrangement in my class every week according to how well each of her students did on weekly exams. Given that math was not one of my better subjects, this weekly exercise generally left me mortified with my seat assignment. It did nothing to spur me to do better, as it was presumably intended.

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U-Va. launches free Thomas Jefferson course online

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 3:57pm

Peter S. Onuf tells people upfront that he is not “a Jefferson worshiper.”

The University of Virginia scholar, who teaches a free online course on Thomas Jefferson that will debut Monday, is struck by the paradox of a slave-owning Founding Father who espoused liberty. Onuf’s own political sympathies lie with the party that opposed the nation’s third president.

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Duncan to play in celebrity basketball game

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 3:31pm

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to play in his third NBA All-Star celebrity game Friday night in New Orleans. Duncan played basketball at Harvard and spent four years as a professional player in Australia. He’ll be joined on the court by actor Kevin Hart, ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” radio program co-host Mike Golic, some WNBA players and Victoria’s Secret model, Erin Heatherton.

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Mo. school integrates historical literature to teach social studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:56pm
Integrating historical literature into history, social studies and government lessons is one way to keep students engaged in  -More
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Ill. art teacher uses dream house project to inspire students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:56pm
Illinois art teacher Christina Daskalopoulos devised a ceramics unit to help excite students about architecture after she was -More
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Minn. students explore social change through writing exercises

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:56pm
Sixth-grade social studies students at La Crescent Middle School in Minnesota recently worked with hip-hop artist and educato -More
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Costs of state mandates weigh heavily on Ky. schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:56pm
Some school districts in Kentucky report that "unfunded mandates" from the state have put them under financial strain, leadin -More
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Fla. bill would remove state from textbook approval process

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:56pm
A state lawmaker in Florida has proposed legislation that would eliminate the state's involvement in the textbook selection p -More
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