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Fix the ESEA Waivers Before It's Too Late

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:23am
States have failed to use federal leeway to update their accountability systems in meaningful ways, write Morgan Polikoff, Andrew McEachin, Stephani Wrabel, and Matthew Dugue.
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For Vergara Ruling on Teachers, Big Questions Loom

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:22am
The decision by a California judge declaring unconstitutional key aspects of teacher tenure and due-process protections has made waves, but the implications in that state and beyond remain unclear.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Students Challenge Voter ID Laws

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:15am
What grounds do students who attend out-of-state colleges and universities have for challenging voter ID laws?






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Strauss: How college remediation rates are distorted — and why

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:01am

Are a large percentage of high school graduates so unprepared for college when they get there that they have to take remedial courses to catch up? School reformers like to say so, and throw out big percentages of students who are said to need remediation. But where do these figures come from, and are they accurate? Award-winning Prinicipal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York  looks at this issue in the following post.

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Strauss: A watershed moment for technology in education

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:01am

It is more than likely that many of you don’t know much, if anything, about the “E-Rate,” which is formally the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund administered  under the auspices of the Federal Communications Commission.  The E-Rate offers discounts for schools and libraries to get Internet access and telecommunications. This week, the FCC will vote on modernizing the E-Rate in a move that would first redirect a few billion dollars in E-Rate funds to the benefit of millions of students this year alone. In this post, Julius Genachowski and Jim Coulter explain why they think the FCC should approve the modernization. Genachowski is managing director of The Carlyle Group and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Jim Coulter is a commissioner of the bi-partisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, and co-founder and chief executive officer of TPG Holdings.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Scientists

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of scientists by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | veracity

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 84 New York Times articles in the past year.






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International Education: Academic Scandal Shakes Japan

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:02pm
Accusations of fabricating data and plagiarism by a researcher have prompted questions about the quality of science in a country that still punches below its international weight in cutting-edge research.






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International Education: European Students’ Use of ‘Smart Drugs’ Is Said to Rise

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:02pm
Under heavy pressure to excel, significant numbers of students are using cognitive enhancers to keep up with academic demands, recent studies show.






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Strauss: Departing NEA president blasts ‘incredible onslaught of corporate reformers’ — including Michelle Rhee

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:16am

National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel delivered his final keynote speech at the 2014 Representative Assembly of the nation’s largest teachers union, blasting Michelle Rhee and other corporate school reformers, and urging the organization’s more than 3 million members to work to change the course of education. “Proceed until apprehended!” he urged.

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New D.C. charter school highlights debate over planning

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 3:46pm

A new science-themed D.C. charter school plans to open its doors this fall across the street from a traditional school that serves the same grade levels and has the same academic focus, highlighting a lack of coordination that has drawn increasing scrutiny in recent months.

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Wall Street Banks and Private Equity Firms Compete for Young Talent

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:10am
Private-equity firms are pushing earlier than ever to lure Wall Street investment banks’ most promising talent.






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Strauss: Why many Democrats have turned against teachers unions

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:01am

For years now it’s been clear that Democrats have splintered over the issue of corporate school reform. President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have been leaders of the movement to transform public schools through standardized-test-based “accountability” and the expansion of charter schools, with other Democrats arguing that these reform measures are not effective ways of closing the achievement gap and improving student performance.

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Homicide Charges Likely in Baruch College Fraternity Retreat Case

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:10pm
A Pennsylvania police chief said he expected most of the Pi Delta Psi members who were at a Poconos retreat where Chun Hsien Deng died to be prosecuted.






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Preschool Teacher Is Stabbed to Death in Classroom in France

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:05pm
The police said the suspect, the mother of a pupil in the teacher’s class, had been in treatment for “serious psychiatric problems.”






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Fairfax County still trying to get high schoolers more sleep

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:01pm

Although the Fairfax County School Board last week approved more instructional time for elementary students and added more than 11 days to the academic calendar to account for inclement weather, a long-standing county plan to help teenagers get more sleep could call for cutting high school classes.

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College Group Run for Profit Looks to Close or Sell Schools

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 2:34pm
Corinthian Colleges, under an agreement with the Education Department, will sell almost 100 schools in the United States and Canada, and it will close a dozen others.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week Four | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest is in its fourth week. To participate, just write in below by 7 a.m. Eastern on July 11.






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Strauss: A declaration for teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 6:01am

There’s no better time of  year to talk about declarations than on July 4th, the day the second Constitutional Convention meeting in 1776 approved the Declaration of Independence.  Here’s a new one by Jennifer Barnett, a classroom teacher for more than 20 years who decided it was time for teachers to have a declaration of their own and wrote one. Barnett currently serves as Teacher Leader in Residence for the Center for Teaching Quality. A member of the Collaboratory and co-author of Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools … Now and in the Future , Jennifer blogs, manages a tech help wiki, and spends far too much time on Twitter.

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Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:00pm
The Supreme Court temporarily barred the government from enforcing against a Christian college a contraception rule under the Affordable Care Act, drawing a furious dissent from the three female justices, who said the court had broken a promise.






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