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Strauss: Assistant principal who secretly changed son’s grades gets $7,000 fine

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:46am

Teachers can lose their jobs if their students don’t do well enough on standardized tests. An assistant principal in New York City who secretly changed 11 of his own son’s test scores and class grades received a $7,000 fine but still remains employed by the Education Department.

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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Get to Know Your Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:30am
This Reader Idea get students thinking, talking and writing about their own approaches to skills like brainstorming and collaboration.






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Strauss: Florida county opts out of all state-mandated testing in ‘act of civil disobedience’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:46am

Florida’s Lee County became  on Wednesday night the first school district in the state to vote to opt out of all state-mandated testing, including exams that are being designed to assess student knowledge of new state standards based on the Common Core.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Seeing Double, Acting Singularly

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:33am
What are the results of recent studies of people who look alike but are not related?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Paleontology

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of paleontology by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | opulence

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 91 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York Comptroller Is Concerned Over Pre-K Contract Delays

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:35pm
One week before school begins, the Education Department has submitted for review of only 141 of more than 500 contracts with organizations that will be teaching prekindergarten.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Governor Sues Over School Standards

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:30pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration on Wednesday over the Common Core education standards.






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Student-Built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:27pm
Undergraduates are building apps that are faster, easier-to-navigate versions of campus systems such as the ones that manage course catalogs and class scheduling.






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Howard U.’s Kathmandu connection: Nepal emerges as top source of foreign students

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:09pm

Howard University has long been known for the global feel of its campus in Northwest Washington. Its first Chinese students arrived in 1870, three years after the school’s founding. The historically black university also draws many young scholars from Africa and the Caribbean islands.

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Campbell Brown teacher tenure lawsuit likely to combine with N.Y. group’s case

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:02pm

Lawyers in New York working with former CNN anchor Campbell Brown on a legal challenge of teacher tenure have agreed to consolidate their case with an earlier complaint filed by a group of public school parents that also seeks to change job protections for teachers.

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Virginia state academic tests show stagnant scores on reading, writing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:36pm

Virginia students saw modest gains on state-mandated math tests while average scores on reading and writing exams stagnated, according to state results released Tuesday. But nearly half of the state’s districts saw drops in reading scores as many school districts brace for wavering accreditation status this fall.

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Bringing Tech Culture to the Staid College Quad

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:18pm
Digital ways to lower the cost of textbooks and learn about other cost-saving options.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core State Standards

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:45pm

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday accusing the U.S. Department of Education of illegally coercing states to adopt the Common Core academic standards by requiring states that want to compete for federal grants to embrace the national standards.

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Gadgetwise: Protect and Power Back-to-School Gear

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:36pm
Gadgets for returning students include smartpens, laptop-size backpacks, USB drives and backup batteries.
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