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Starr did not request another four years by deadline, school board member says

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:54pm
Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr did not ask for the renewal of his contract as leader of Maryland’s largest school system by the Sunday deadline, a school board member said Monday.Read full article >>






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Starr did not request another four years by deadline, school board member says

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:54pm
Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr did not ask for the renewal of his contract as leader of Maryland’s largest school system by the Sunday deadline, a school board member said Monday.Read full article >>






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NAACP investigating teacher departures at Howard University Middle School

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:26pm
Updated at 8:20 p.m.The D.C. chapter of the NAACP has begun investigating the termination of three social studies teachers at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science, after parents alleged they were targeted for teaching extra lessons about African and African American history.Read full article >>
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NAACP investigating teacher departures at Howard University Middle School

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:26pm
Updated at 8:20 p.m.The D.C. chapter of the NAACP has begun investigating the termination of three social studies teachers at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science, after parents alleged they were targeted for teaching extra lessons about African and African American history.Read full article >>
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NAACP investigates teacher departures at Howard University Middle School

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:26pm
The District branch of the NAACP is launching an investigation into the termination of three social studies teachers at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science, who, parents allege, were targeted for teaching extra lessons about African and African American history.Read full article >>






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NAACP investigates teacher departures at Howard University Middle School

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:26pm
The District branch of the NAACP is launching an investigation into the termination of three social studies teachers at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science, who, parents allege, were targeted for teaching extra lessons about African and African American history.Read full article >>






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Obama looks for 5 percent hike in education spending

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:12pm
President Obama’s education budget for fiscal 2016 seeks new funds to provide for students at both ends of the spectrum — early childhood and community college – as well as an increase in the money spent to educate low-income children and students with disabilities in grades K through 12. Read full article >>






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Obama looks for 5 percent hike in education spending

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:12pm
President Obama’s education budget for fiscal 2016 seeks new funds to provide for students at both ends of the spectrum — early childhood and community college – as well as an increase in the money spent to educate low-income children and students with disabilities in grades K through 12. Read full article >>






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Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:00pm
A research group says that by improving educational performance, the United States could increase its gross domestic product over the next 35 years.
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Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:00pm
A research group says that by improving educational performance, the United States could increase its gross domestic product over the next 35 years.
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USC president seeks global reach

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:58pm
Many Americans, perhaps most, know the University of Southern California as the home of the Trojans. The branding power of college football, for certain schools, is hard to overestimate.But USC’s president, C.L. Max Nikias, noted in a recent lunch with The Washington Post that the Los Angeles school stands out for numerous reasons completely unconnected to sports.Read full article >>






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USC president seeks global reach

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:58pm
Many Americans, perhaps most, know the University of Southern California as the home of the Trojans. The branding power of college football, for certain schools, is hard to overestimate.But USC’s president, C.L. Max Nikias, noted in a recent lunch with The Washington Post that the Los Angeles school stands out for numerous reasons completely unconnected to sports.Read full article >>






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Strauss: And now, online preschool classes. Really.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:39pm
It was only a matter of time. Online school classes for toddlers and preschoolers are here.VINCI Education is offering what it calls a “groundbreaking virtual school” for youngsters, which was featured by by Dr. Gadget, the nationally recognized TV and radio personality, on CBS’s “The Talk” late last month.Read full article >>






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Strauss: And now, online preschool classes. Really.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:39pm
It was only a matter of time. Online school classes for toddlers and preschoolers are here.VINCI Education is offering what it calls a “groundbreaking virtual school” for youngsters, which was featured by by Dr. Gadget, the nationally recognized TV and radio personality, on CBS’s “The Talk” late last month.Read full article >>






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Kentucky students to state lawmakers: Our voices should matter

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:18pm
When the superintendent of public schools in Fayette County, Ky., resigned late last year, students wanted to have a real say in hiring his replacement. But state law prohibited them from sitting on the selection committee. Read full article >>






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Strauss: University president: Obama’s proposed regs on teacher education are ‘Orwellian’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:31pm
After releasing a draft set of regulations for colleges of education last November, the U.S. Education Department solicited public comment and received lots of it. That’s no wonder, given that the draft regulations, which include ratings of schools by department-set criteria, were controversial with educators and researchers for reasons including a provision that would link some federal funding to how well students of graduates of specific programs perform on standardized test scores.Read full article >>






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Strauss: University president: Obama’s proposed regs on teacher education are ‘Orwellian’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:31pm
After releasing a draft set of regulations for colleges of education last November, the U.S. Education Department solicited public comment and received lots of it. That’s no wonder, given that the draft regulations, which include ratings of schools by department-set criteria, were controversial with educators and researchers for reasons including a provision that would link some federal funding to how well students of graduates of specific programs perform on standardized test scores.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Vaccination: How Personal Belief Came to Outweigh Public Health

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:30pm
The history of the fallacy that led to the current spread of vaccine resistance.






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