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Facebook-backed school software shows promise — and raises privacy concerns

Education News from Washington Post - October 12, 2016 - 1:00am
Summit Basecamp, a personalized learning program, is being used by more than 100 schools nationwide.
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U-Va. College Republicans rescind support for Trump

Education News from Washington Post - October 12, 2016 - 1:00am
A number of college Republican groups are reconsidering their support of Trump after a video surfaced of him having a lewd conversation about women.
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What obsessive-compulsive disorder in kids looks like in school

Education News from Washington Post - October 12, 2016 - 1:00am
Kids with OCD are often misunderstood. Here's why — and what parents, educators and school staff can look for.
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Chicago teachers reach last-minute contract deal, narrowly avert strike

Education News from Washington Post - October 12, 2016 - 1:00am
Classes are in session for 300,000 students on Tuesday.
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What people did when an Ivy League professor wrote faculty of color don't get jobs because “we don't want them"

Education News from Washington Post - October 12, 2016 - 1:00am
A professor at the University of Pennsylvania writes about the racial imbalance of faculty, and questions assumptions about what makes someone qualified to teach college students.
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Police Arrest Three Boys in Sexual Assault at a Brooklyn School

Education News from NY Times - October 11, 2016 - 10:45pm
During the Oct. 6 attack, the police said, the boys pulled down the girl’s pants and touched her.
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Benjamin Payton, Transformative Leader of Tuskegee University, Dies at 83

Education News from NY Times - October 11, 2016 - 9:34pm
Dr. Payton turned the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama into a prominent historically black university over nearly three decades as its president.
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An Urgent Call to Action for Education Leaders

Education Week - October 11, 2016 - 5:10pm
Education leaders must combat the education reform climate of "disillusionment," writes former Massachusetts secretary of education Paul Reville.
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Eight Reasons to Empower Girls in Schools

Education Week - October 11, 2016 - 5:07pm
Educators should embrace the educational value of youth activism, especially for female students, urges Colby College’s Lyn Mikel Brown.
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Shooting Reignites School Safety Concerns

Education Week - October 11, 2016 - 5:03pm
Experts say the recent elementary school shooting in Townville, S.C., should prompt educators and parents to reinforce fundamental safety efforts.
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Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K-12

Education Week - October 11, 2016 - 4:54pm
Thanks to declining state aid and disappearing federal e-rate subsidies for “legacy” technologies, districts are struggling to pay for telephone equipment and services.
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Cultural Literacy Creator Carries On Campaign

Education Week - October 11, 2016 - 4:37pm
In a new book, E.D. Hirsch Jr. makes another pitch for putting a knowledge-based curriculum in schools—but not for the common core.
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New Teachers' Quest for Added Support Goes Online

Education Week - October 11, 2016 - 4:31pm
With the quality and quantity school and district mentoring programs often lacking, beginning teachers are increasingly seeking personalized feedback from online communities.
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Level of Benefits at Issue in Special Ed. Case

Education Week - October 11, 2016 - 4:23pm
In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh how much students should benefit from special education.
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Clinton Foundation Program an Influence on Candidate's Ed. Agenda

Education Week - October 11, 2016 - 4:17pm
A program Hillary Clinton championed during her brief stint as a private citizen—Too Small to Fail—continues its work, encouraging parents to see themselves as their children’s first teachers.
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After Lengthy Impasse, Buffalo Teachers Seeking New Labor Pact

Education Week - October 11, 2016 - 4:11pm
Teachers' union and school officials in the Buffalo, N.Y., district are working to hammer out a new labor agreement to replace one that expired a dozen years.
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No End in Sight to Strike by Harvard’s Cafeteria Workers Over Wages

Education News from NY Times - October 11, 2016 - 12:56pm
The strike is now in its seventh day, and workers marched on campus Tuesday in a clash with the nation’s wealthiest university.
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