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Howard police officer injured in crash involving driver suspected of drinking

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 3:18pm
A Howard County police officer was injured early Sunday when he stopped to assist an off-duty Takoma Park police officer who had struck a deer and his cruiser car was hit by a man believed to have been drinking, police said.Read full article >>






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Mathews: Why should we fear teachers visiting their students’ homes?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:53pm
Dave Levin thought he was going to be fired from his Houston school the day he picked up a huge, unruly sixth-grader and dropped him in his seat. He had touched a kid. That was a big no-no. He felt so bad that he went to the boy’s small wood-frame home after school — another thing he had been told never to do — and apologized to the boy’s mother. Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: My Daughter Is Now Sister Mary Joseph, and No Longer Mine

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:12am
My daughter is becoming a nun, and I am grieving.






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Strauss: Award-winning principal urges legislators to say ‘no’ to Gov. Cuomo

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 6:00am
Here is a letter that an award-winning New York high school principal is sending to every member of her state’s legislature in regard to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposals to reform teacher evaluation (for the second time in three years). Among Cuomo’s proposals is requiring  that student standardized test scores account for a full 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation rather than the current 20 percent. Assessment experts warn against linking test scores to educators’ evaluation for a variety of reasons, but the practice has become a central feature of the school reform agenda of U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.Read full article >>






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Strauss: A weird grammar lesson from ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 4:00am
Music video by “Weird Al” Yankovic performing Word Crimes. (C) 2014 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music EntertainmentRead full article >>






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14 Students Are Accused in Los Angeles Sexual Assaults

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:12am
Fourteen students at Venice High School are under investigation in a series of assaults involving two underage schoolmates that investigators believe started in December 2013.






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Body cameras may have provided clarity in arrest of U-Va. student

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:53pm
RICHMOND — As Virginia State Police, elected officials and many others try to understand how a University of Virginia student wound up on a Charlottesville sidewalk, bloody and prone, one piece of the puzzle is conspicuously absent: body-camera footage.Read full article >>






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 2:30pm
Universities, rather than being forums for free expression, are encouraging “safe spaces” to protect delicate sensibilities.






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Inside Wealth: A High School Where a Student Might Letter in Polo

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 1:06pm
Officials at the elite, private Oxbridge Academy say its polo team will serve as a democratizer, uniting children of different economic backgrounds.






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Strauss: 2015 NCAA basketball champs — by academic performance

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:59am
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is a serious basketball player —  co-captaining the Harvard varsity team and playing professionally, mostly in Australia — so it’s no surprise the department he leads likes to put a spotlight on academic performance among sports teams. The Education Department published on its Homeroom blog  a piece titled “A Different Approach to NCAA Bracketology,” which looks at which schools would come out on top if academic performance were considered for both men and women in the March Madness tournaments.Read full article >>






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‘We’re going to keep fighting’: Sweet Briar alumnae battle to save their college

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 6:51am
Michele Gargano, the vice president of development for a biotech company, says she is a realist. A 1988 graduate of Virginia’s Sweet Briar College, she knows the odds are stacked against the tiny, all-women’s liberal arts school, whose president shocked the tight-knit community when he announced the school would close because of “insurmountable financial challenges.”Read full article >>






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Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:25pm
Many law school deans have begun to openly question the mechanics of the test, and some states are even exploring other options.






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North Carolina: Alcohol Banned at Fraternity Events

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:44pm
North Carolina State University said Friday that it was temporarily banning alcohol at social events for most fraternities after two chapters were suspended, one of them amid drug and sexual assault allegations.
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World Briefing: India: 600 Expelled for Test Cheating

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:38pm
About 600 high school students in eastern India were expelled this week for cheating on pressure-packed 10th-grade examinations, education authorities said Friday.
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U-Va. students’ anger grows as they demand answers about arrest

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:17pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Chanting “Black lives matter” and raising their fists, more than 100 African American students walked out of a meeting with law enforcement officials here Friday as the University of Virginia community expressed growing frustration in the quest for answers about this week’s violent arrest of a black student.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Rules for Teen and Tween Cellphone Use: Unspoken, or Printed and Signed?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:25pm
Are your family’s rules about children’s mobile phone use set “rules,” or just general guidelines?






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