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Union Effort at Northwestern May Not Mean Much for Public Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 9:23pm
The vast majority of Division I universities are public but the National Labor Relations Board has no power over them, only over private-sector employers like Northwestern.






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D.C. test data show strong link between student attendance, performance

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 6:07pm

As the District works to confront rampant truancy in city schools, national standardized test data show that D.C. students are absent from school more than the national average and more than almost all other large U.S. cities.

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Fight Against Sexual Assaults Holds Colleges to Account

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 4:58pm
As more victims go public and more of them file formal federal complaints, activists are making shrewd use of the law and the media to force schools to change their approach to assaults.






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Condoleezza Rice Backs Out of Rutgers Speech After Student Protests

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 3:09pm
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who was to speak at the May 18 commencement at Rutgers University, said she did not want to detract from the day’s festivities.






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Strauss: Actually, Louis C.K. was right about Common Core — Ravitch

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 2:02pm

Louis C.K., the multi-talented entertainer, has suddenly found himself in the news for an unlikely reason. It has nothing to do with any of his projects but, rather, his comments on Twitter and the “Late Show With David Letterman” about how standardized testing and the Common Core State Standards are affecting his daughters, who attend public school in New York City. Not at all well, he has made repeatedly clear.

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Strauss: Teaching is harder than working in high tech — by a teacher who worked in high tech

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 6:02am

After spending 25 years in high-tech — primarily in the wireless and Global Positioning System (GPS) industries — Dave Reid became a high school mathematics teacher and is now in his third year of teaching. It didn’t take him long to realize just how hard teaching really is — and how much harder it is than his previous jobs. Reid writes about it in this post, which appeared on the blog of Larry Cuban, professor emeritus of education at Stanford University and a former teacher and superintendent.

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Maryland to require math for all years of high school; universities also adjust rules

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 9:44pm

Many high school students in Maryland have been able to lighten their academic load during senior year by taking a break from tough math courses.

But that’s about to end.

Starting with the Class of 2015, 12th-grade math is required for seniors who are seeking admission to Maryland’s system of public universities. Separately, all students in Maryland will soon be required to take math every year of high school in order to graduate, a change that will start with next fall’s ninth-graders.re

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Teachers Question Pay-for-Performance Element in Proposed Contract

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:59pm
Some say a new agreement that would pay extra to New York teachers who take on more work is too good to be true, while others welcome the raises.






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Montgomery County high school student diagnosed with meningitis

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:57pm

Health and school officials alerted families at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac on Friday that a student had been diagnosed with a form of meningitis, saying there was little risk to students but that parents should be aware of the presence of the contagious disease.

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Strauss: Why sexual assault cases on campus are often investigated by school, not police

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:35pm

The new focus on sexual violence on campus  has prompted many people to wonder why local police don’t investigate all such assault allegations, given that such behavior is criminal.

The White House this week released a list of 55 colleges and universities with open “sexual violence investigations” as the Obama administration puts a new focus on the issue of sexual violence at school and in the military. A  White House task force also released a report on how colleges can work toward preventing sex assaults, saying that colleges must be more proactive in curbing violence against women.

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N.H. French-language students link past, present on trip to Canada

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:23pm
Eighth-graders in a French-language class at Hampton Academy in New Hampshire recently traveled to Quebec City, Canada, to pr -More
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Service-learning project helps Ore. students boost skills, connect with activists

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:23pm
Students at an Oregon high school developed literacy skills through an interdisciplinary service-learning project in which th -More
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Fla. could enact new grading system for schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:23pm
Lawmakers in Florida have adopted a new school-grading system that relies largely on scores from standardized tests in langua -More
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Some predict the 21st century will be the era of online learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:23pm
The Internet already has made its mark on teaching and learning, and panelists at the Milken Institute Global Conference pred -More
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Md. middle-schoolers welcome troops home with patriotic songs, cards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:23pm
Students at Rocky Middle School in Maryland recently gathered at the airport to welcome members of military home from Europe  -More
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Mich. students raise, release salmon in local river

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:23pm
Sixth-graders at Paw Paw Middle School in Michigan recently visited Paw Paw River to release 148 Chinook salmon raised from e -More
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