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Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 1:02am
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Chinese Dissident Lands at Cato Institute With a Caution to Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:45pm
Xia Yeliang, dismissed from his job at Peking University after clashes with his government, warned that American universities should be careful about partnerships with Chinese universities.
    





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Don’t go overboard praising China’s schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 9:54pm

Explanations for American schools lagging behind the rest of the world are many. One of the most prevalent themes for politicians, business executives and pundits scolding our kids, parents and teachers is fear of Asia — particularly China, Korea, Japan and Singapore — because of their world-leading test scores.

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Veteran police officer to lead Md. Center for School Safety

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 6:31pm

Ed Clarke started his career as a Montgomery County police officer. Twenty-four years later, he retired as a police captain and took a job with the county’s school system, overseeing security in the same schools he attended as a child.

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Asking for pay to go up, Fairfax teachers dress down

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 5:43pm

Walking the hallways at Woodson High School, it might be difficult to pick out some of the teachers from the swarms of students dressed in hoodies and sweatpants.

Instead of oxford shirts paired with neckties or blouses on top of dress slacks, about half of the Woodson faculty have been “dressing down” as part of a demonstration for better pay. The campaign, which members of the Fairfax County school’s English department helped organize, is gaining momentum as teachers at other schools are taking notice.

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A real-life civics lesson for Alice Deal Middle School students

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 2:51pm

The citizens who testified at city hall last week were far younger and, arguably, far more persuasive than those who usually come before the D.C. Council.

The four of them, officers of the student council at Alice Deal Middle School in Northwest, had resolved this year to take on something bigger than parties, spirit days and other typical student government fare.

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International Education: Young Laotians Learn Chinese to Improve Job Prospects

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 1:01pm
Many Chinese schools have sprung up in towns along the Laos-China border, and the schools in Vientiane are gaining popularity.
    





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International Education: Exposing a Corporate Trend in Higher Education in Germany

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 1:01pm
Transparency International is working with students to expose what they see as a creeping corporate influence as more top universities embrace “strategic partnerships” with businesses.
    





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Strauss: Is it unethical to use untested technology in the classroom?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 12:45pm

Is it unethical to use untested technology in classrooms? Answering the question is education historian Larry Cuban, who was a high school social studies teacher for 14 years and a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA). He is now professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice: Change without Reform in American Education.” This appeared on his blog, Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice.
By Larry Cuban

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At U-Va., $4 million gift calms some of the ire over school’s decision to cut need-based aid

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 7:46pm

A new $4 million gift to support financial aid at the University of Virginia has blunted some of the criticism the school faced after it decided to scale back a landmark grant program for its neediest students.

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Montgomery County, teachers reach tentative deal including raises, higher health premiums

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 6:19pm

The Montgomery County Board of Education and the union representing the county’s 12,000 teachers have reached a tentative deal on a contract granting raises totaling about 5.5 percent over three years, school officials announced Saturday.

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Strauss: College professor’s post that went viral

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:05pm

Hamline professor’s post on student loan debt goes viral http://t.co/mY1JsdJlCw pic.twitter.com/WiK7iznGyw

— ProgressiveHelpPhD (@CallOut4) February 7, 2014

The man in the picture is David Davies, an associate professor of anthropology and East Asian studies at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., who posted a photo on his Facebook page last week that quickly went viral, according to the Star Tribune.

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Strauss: Matt Damon: ‘We would never let businessmen design warheads. Why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education policy?’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 1:06pm

Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping of education policy.

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Strauss: Matt Damon: ‘We would never let businessmen design warheads. Why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education policy?’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 1:06pm

Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping of education policy.

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Strauss: Matt Damon: ‘We would never let businessmen design warheads. Why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education policy?’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 1:06pm

Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping of education policy.

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Strauss: Matt Damon: ‘We would never let businessmen design warheads. Why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education policy?’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 1:06pm

Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping of education policy.

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Strauss: Matt Damon: ‘We would never let businessmen design warheads. Why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education policy?’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 1:06pm

Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping of education policy.

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Strauss: Matt Damon: ‘We would never let businessmen design warheads. Why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education policy?’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 1:06pm

Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping of education policy.

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De Blasio Tests Political Might in Pre-K Push

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:50pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio is now seeking to revive the populist zeal of his mayoral bid for a new campaign: persuading state lawmakers to back a tax increase to pay for prekindergarten.
    





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National Briefing | South: Georgia: 11 From Fraternity Face Hazing Charges

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:45pm
Police say 11 University of Georgia fraternity members face hazing charges after students were beaten with fists as part of an initiation ritual.
    
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