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Montgomery school system backpack campaign is short of its goal

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:12pm

The backpack campaign goes on. With a new school year about to begin, Montgomery County is making a final push in its quest to fund 17,000 backpacks for students at high-poverty county schools.

So far, school system leaders have raised $153,000 in community, PTA, business and individual donations, enough for more than 15,000 of the $10-apiece backpacks.

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Strauss: Teacher: ‘Don’t tell me that I don’t want accountability’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:39pm

I published a post last week titled “Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers” that was very popular with readers. There has been a lively debate in the comments section of that post, with some people critical of the teacher who wrote the piece and others supportive. I am publishing a response from a reader identified as “teechur” because it sums up the way a great many teachers feel about the issue of “accountability.” In this school reform era, “accountability” has largely come in the form of student standardized test scores.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Aug. 12-18, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:38pm
Take the quiz to see what you know about these news stories, and to find links to more information about each.






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Motherlode Blog: Viral Video Parents and Non-Photo Sharers Debate

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:45am
Is sharing videos and pictures a violation of a child’s right to privacy, or a simple act to remain connected to friends and family?






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Strauss: What’s the real purpose of educational benchmarking?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:07am

“Benchmarking” is a word that is now everywhere in the world of education. There’s even a Center on International Education Benchmarking, a program of the National Center on Education and the Economy, which over 20 years has benchmarked the education systems of more than 20 countries in what is said to be an effort to find out what works and what doesn’t in educational practice. Could there be another purpose of benchmarking? Andy Hargreaves, the Brennan Chair in Education at Boston College, asks and attempts to answer this question in the following post. His just-published book is “Uplifting Leadership,” coauthored with Alan Boyle and Alma Harris.

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Idaho SAT scores down in writing

Education Week - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:36am
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Common Core faces opposition in Iowa

Education Week - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:32am
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Sheen Fades as NCLB Waivers Near Three-Year Mark

Education Week - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:35am
States still relish flexibility from portions of the outdated law, but critics grumble about a thicket of federal conditions and second-guessing.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Female Rappers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:44am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | “Be Free” Strikes a Chord

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:52am
What happened when J. Cole released his new song “Be Free” on Friday?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The 1950s

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:37am
Test your knowledge of the 1950s by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | polarize

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 20 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Workforce Investment Act Leaves Many Jobless and in Debt

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:25pm
Millions of Americans have trained for new careers through the $3.1 billion Workforce Investment Act, but many have not found new jobs and are instead faced with thousands of dollars of debt.






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Montgomery issues new code of conduct for students

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:32pm

With the opening of school a week away, Montgomery County has issued a new Code of Conduct that views out-of-school suspensions as a last resort and emphasizes disciplinary consequences that allow students to learn from mistakes and repair harm.

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International Education: The Challenges of ‘Higher-Education Emergencies’

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Without technological support and with a lack of financing, an experiment in online courses at an African refugee camp fell short.






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Briefly: International Education: Harvard Keeps Top Spot in Global University Ranking

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Harvard University has retained the top spot in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, a position it has held for the past 12 years.






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