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Last day of school in Prince William will be a short day

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 1:02pm

After pushing back the last day of school to make up for snow days, Prince William County officials announced that it will be a short day for most students.

Barring any further changes to the calendar, elementary and middle-school students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, June 19. And high schoolers will be dismissed at 10 a.m.

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Strauss: A history of Pearson’s testing problems worldwide

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:06pm

Now that Pearson the worldwide education company has won a huge contract with PARCC  one of the two multi-state consortia designing new Common Core-aligned tests with federal funds it seems like a good time to review problems Pearson has had with previous projects.

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Administration offers guidance on affirmative action

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:23am

The Obama administration on Tuesday issued guidance to universities in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling last week that found colleges can prohibit the use of racial considerations in university admissions.

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HistorySource: How an Experiment With Dolls Helped Lead to School Integration

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:40am
A study exploring the self-image of black children played a part in swaying the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education.
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Motherlode Blog: Join the Debate: Should We Let Kids Quit Activities?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:27am
Should children choose, and easily discard, their extracurriculars, or should adults make at least some of those choices?






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D.C. Council to hold hearings on school boundaries

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 9:07am

D.C. Council Education Committee Chairman David A. Catania (I-At Large) said he plans to hold hearings in June on the city’s controversial proposals to overhaul school boundaries and student-assignment policies, giving parents and others another public venue to air opinions and concerns.

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Online Testing Glitches Causing Distrust in Technology

Education Week - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:34am
For the second year in a row, a handful of states experienced significant disruptions in online testing, prompting some districts to revert to paper-and-pencil assessments.
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Stimulus Boosted State Data Systems, Despite Compliance Hurdles

Education Week - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:31am
More than $50 billion in aid to recession-strapped states helped shape how they used and collected education data, though some struggled to comply with the strings attached.
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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | The Wonders of Wandering

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:26am
The 10th of 10 winning student editorials in our winter contest — with a video made by the author to accompany it.






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The Learning Network: Does Suffering Make Us Stronger and Lead to Success?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:01am
Does experiencing frustration and defeat help us develop grit? Or do you agree with Alfie Kohn that those are just unsubstantiated myths?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | X Still Marks Sunken Spot, and Gold Awaits

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:30am
To whom do you think the gold found on the S.S. Central America belongs?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, May 6

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.






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Strauss: What ‘setting high expectations’ for all students really means

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:02am

How many times have you heard that schools need to create “a culture of high expectations” for all students? What exactly is that?  Esther Quintero, a research associate at the nonprofit Albert Shanker Institute, explains in this post, which first appeared on the institute’s blog .

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | typhoon

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 467 New York Times articles in the past year.






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