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Yale graduate students look to unionize after labor board ruling

Education News from Washington Post - August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
Teaching fellows are filing petitions with the National Labor Relations Board to join a union, days after a board decision granting graduate students the legal protection to unionize.
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Police investigating body found at Morgan State say there's no sign of foul play or trauma

Education News from Washington Post - August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
The 45-year-old graduate student was last seen Aug. 4, Baltimore police say.
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National Labor Relations Board decides charter schools are private corporations, not public schools

Education News from Washington Post - August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
The board's two recent decisions regarding charter schools in New York and Pennsylvania speak to a long-running national debate over whether charters are public institutions.
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Private school teens held an Instagram debate on the n-word. It went as well as you'd expect.

Education News from Washington Post - August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
Officials at Orlando's First Academy "unequivocally" denounced the debate. Students who participated could face disciplinary action.
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Investigation Finds Phillips Andover Faculty Engaged in Sexual Misconduct With Students

Education News from NY Times - August 30, 2016 - 7:40pm
Three former faculty members were named by the head of the elite prep school after an investigation by a law firm, which examined cases from the 1970s and ’80s.
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College Group Sues U.S., Saying It’s Target of Political Agenda

Education News from NY Times - August 30, 2016 - 6:47pm
The Center for Excellence in Higher Education says the Education Department is trying to put its colleges out of business by failing to classify them as nonprofit.
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Judge Blocks Guidance On Transgender Rights

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 5:08pm
The national debate over transgender rights took yet another turn after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines meant to expand students' access to restrooms and locker rooms in schools.
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Questions Loom as ESSA Funding Awaits

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 5:07pm
As the Education Department moves closer to issuing draft spending regulations under the new education law, past guidance may offer clues to its thinking on the issue.
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Q&A: Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Talks ESSA, K-12 Policy

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 5:06pm
North Carolina congresswoman Virginia Foxx is a feisty member of the House education committee and was chairwoman of the Republican Party’s platform committee at its recent convention.
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Gaps Found to Shrink Between Rich and Poor Students

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 5:04pm
Research finds that children from low-income families are coming to school better prepared than in past years.
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ACT Scores Slip as Ranks of Test-Takers Grow

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 5:04pm
A significant increase in the number of students taking the ACT college-readiness test may help explain the slight dip in scores for 2016, says ACT.
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U.S. State Department Tackles Gender Gap in STEM Participation

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 5:03pm
Special programs lure students to the United States from the Middle East and North Africa to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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Teacher Diversity Gap Poses a Steep Climb

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 5:03pm
Without substantial patches to the teacher pipeline, the goal of reaching a broadly diverse teacher workforce likely won't be achieved within the next half-century, according to a new report.
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Maine 1-to-1 Computing Initiative Under Microscope

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking digital learning program, questioning the impact of the effort on student achievement.
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Q&A With Christopher Emdin: Reaching Students of Color

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 4:59pm
Educator Christopher Emdin talks to Education Week Commentary about what white teachers who engage with students "in the hood" need to know.
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Studies on Head Start Bolster Arguments for Long-Term Impact

Education Week - August 30, 2016 - 4:54pm
A pair of new studies, taking different approaches, say the $8.6 billion federal preschool program has measurable continuing benefits in a number of key areas.
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