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Teacher Accord Gives City a Map for Other Deals

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 8:37pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a labor deal with New York City’s largest teachers’ union that will grant $3.4 billion in back pay to the union in exchange for a reduction in health care costs and an easing of classroom work rules.






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55 Colleges Named in Federal Inquiry Into Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 8:29pm
The Obama administration identified dozens of institutions, including public, private, obscure and elite schools, that are being investigated for possible violations of anti-discrimination laws.






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News Analysis: Behind Focus on College Assaults, a Steady Drumbeat by Students

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:54pm
Successful lawsuits by women, a stepped-up enforcement of civil rights and the political savvy of student groups have converged to tackle the problem on campuses.






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The Learning Network: Our Fifth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 3:54pm
Our Summer Reading Contest is back! From June 13 through Aug. 15, any teenager anywhere in the world can answer the question, “What interested you most in The Times this week?” to be entered into our weekly competition.






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55 colleges under Title IX inquiry for their handling of sex violence claims

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 3:15pm

The release Thursday of a federal list of 55 colleges with open “sexual violence investigations” underscores that the twin problem of how to prevent and respond to sex assaults on campus has become a national question, touching schools from elite privates to large publics to small regional schools.

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Motherlode Blog: Eight Tips for Parents Who Have Saved Nothing for College

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:31pm
Plenty of parents don’t manage to set aside money, but that doesn’t mean their children will be shut out of degrees from great schools.






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List of 55 colleges, universities under Title IX investigations over handling of sexual violence

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:06pm

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on Thursday released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for possible Title IX violations over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

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Motherlode Blog: Kids Need More Structured Playtime, Not Less

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:05pm
Kids today, either because they’re continually entertained by digital devices or continually ferried from lesson to practice to playdate, don’t know how to handle unstructured time unless we teach them.






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Strauss: What if we approached testing this way?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:32pm

Arthur H. Camins writes about the unintended consequences of many education reform policies. Camins is the director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. The ideas expressed in this article are his alone and do not represent Stevens Institute. His other writing can be found at www.arthurcamins.com. A version of this article was originally published February 2010, in the Gheens Institute for Innovation, Institute Insights.

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D.C. charter school board releases data on waiting lists, open slots

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:31pm

There are still more than 2,000 spots open at D.C. charter schools for the 2014-2015 school year, but most of the available seats are in low-and mid-performing schools, according to data that the D.C. Public Charter School Board released Thursday.

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New York Said to Be on Verge of 9-Year Deal With Teachers’ Union

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:22pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s potential agreement with the United Federation of Teachers, which would include retroactive pay, would settle a nearly five-year labor dispute.






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Strauss: Is the $1 trillion student loan debt really a crisis?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:20pm

When you read about the more than $1 trillion student loan debt in the United States, the word “crisis” invariably appears. But is it? Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University, offers a different view of the common media portrayal of the issue.

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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Sweeping the States’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:08am
This Poetry Pairing features “Sweeping the States” by Jacob Saenz and the article “Drought Takes Its Toll on a Texas Business and a Town” by Manny Fernandez.






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Georgetown delegates to students the key job of organizing welcome events for admissions

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:23am

A junior at Georgetown University, Justin Chapman leads a student group entrusted with a major task for the school in Northwest Washington: welcoming admitted students.

The university provides money and guidance. The Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program, a student organization with more than 600 volunteers, does the rest.

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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Short-Changing Canada’s Veterans

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:10am
We’re publishing one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest each day. This essay calling for more government support for members of the military in Canada is by Talia V.






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