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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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Fraternity Life, Islamic Style

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:43pm
At the country’s first Islamic fraternity, Alpha Lambda Mu, students get the opportunity to express both sides of their identity, the American and the Muslim.
    





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On Religion: A General in a Classroom Takes On the Ethics of War

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:32pm
Having left the active military, Robert H. Latiff, a major general, returned to teach at the University of Notre Dame, helping students grapple with the moral meaning of arms.
    
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An Inmate and a Scholar

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 7:45pm
Hakan Yalincak, a former N.Y.U. student who was imprisoned after pleading guilty to fraud, has tried to reinvent himself overseas.
    
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Prince George’s school board holds two-day retreat to work on building better relationships

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:47pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education, which continues to have difficulty adjusting to the county’s new school governance structure, spent the past two days at a retreat trying to figure out ways that members can work together more effectively.

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Fairfax County School Board approves Garza’s budget proposal

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:47pm

The Fairfax County School Board on Thursday night unanimously approved new Schools Superintendent Karen Garza’s proposed $2.5 billion budget for next year.

Ted Velkoff (At Large), the school board budget chair, said that Garza, who joined the school system in July, had brought with her a new way of developing the budget, noting that she met with local civic leaders and others in the county while drafting her proposal.

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Strauss: School board member vows to keep fighting for the late Ethan Rediske

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:42pm

Rick Roach, a member of the Orange County School Board in Florida, sent the following e-mail about the death on Friday of 11-year-old Ethan Rediske, who became known in Florida after his mother, Andrea, fought a state requirement that her blind son, who had brain damage as well as cerebral palsy, take standardized tests.

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Notebook | Valentines : Teaching Generation Y the Basics of a Strong Relationship

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:33pm
The most elemental skills of romantic intimacy are going the way of cursive handwriting. Colleges can help — in the classroom.
    
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Alaska 10th-graders work with younger students on History Day projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
History Day is coming up, and 10th-graders from West Valley High School in Alaska recently teamed up with University Park Ele -More
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Nation-simulator game brings relevance to U.S. history lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Middle-grades teacher Aaron Kaio in this blog post describes how he uses the nation-building simulation game Civic Mirror as  -More
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Is there a connection between per-pupil funding, achievement in Kansas?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Per-pupil funding in Kansas last year hit a 10-year low -- $3,838 each -- and students in the state posted their lowest ranki -More
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Israel's president sets record by teaching world's largest online civics class

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Israel's President Shimon Peres recently set a world record when he taught an online class about civics to more than 9,000 hi -More
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