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Strauss: Four reasons to seriously worry about ‘personalized learning’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:00am
Personalized learning sounds good, right? Who could be against it? Well, here’s a post about why you should worry about what we call “personalized learning” today. It was written by Alfie Kohn (www.alfiekohn.org), who is the author of 13 books, the most recent titled “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.”Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Talk About Issues of Race and Class With Your Friends?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:00am
How comfortable do you feel speaking about these topics?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Street Image Helps a Young Rapper, Until It Doesn’t

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:30am
Should Epic Records pay Ackquille Pollard’s bail? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Raw Eggs and No Husband Since ’38 Keep Her Young at 115

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 14 article, “Raw Eggs and No Husband Since ’38 Keep Her Young at 115.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: ACLU questions legality of D.C.’s plan to open prep school for black, Latino boys

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:00am
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced last month that she was spending $20 million for new programs to support black and Latino male students — who make up 43 percent of enrolled district students — and would open an all-boys college prep high school in the District. Now her plans are being questioned by the American Civil Liberties Union.Read full article >>
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Strauss: ACLU questions legality of D.C.’s plan to open prep school for black, Latino boys

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:00am
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced last month that she was spending $20 million for new programs to support black and Latino male students — who make up 43 percent of enrolled district students — and would open an all-boys college prep high school in the District. Now her plans are being questioned by the American Civil Liberties Union.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | derision

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 146 New York Times articles in the past year.






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More Conflict Over Cutting Federal Role in Education

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:01am
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday produced data that he said showed that poorer districts would suffer under a Republican plan expected to clear the House of Representatives this week.






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12 at Wesleyan University Are Hospitalized for Drug Overdoses

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:53pm
The police said it was likely that the overdoses were a result of a “bad batch” of Molly, a party drug similar to MDMA or Ecstasy that has recently gained popularity.






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National Briefing | South: South Carolina: A State University Puts Its President on Administrative Leave

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:21pm
Trustees of financially troubled South Carolina State University unanimously voted Monday to place President Thomas Elzey on administrative leave.






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D.C. charter school executive salaries vary widely, Post analysis shows

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:12pm
Two of the District’s charter school leaders earned about as much as or more than D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson in 2013, though she runs a city school system that, with 45,000 students, is much larger than either of their organizations.Read full article >>






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Chegg Is Shifting Its Services to Focus on Digital Push

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:12pm
The company will hand off the management of physical books that it rents to students to the Ingram Content Group.
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Suspended students lose millions of days of instruction while out of school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:00pm
Suspension rates dropped for many of the nation’s school districts — including some in the Washington region — but U.S. students still lost about 18 million days of instruction to out-of-school punishments in the 2011-2012 school year, according to research released Monday.Read full article >>






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Strauss: ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ Top Teacher is quitting: I can’t ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:13pm
Stacie Starr is a mother and a ninth grade intervention specialist in Elyria City Schools in Ohio who was selected as “Top Teacher” last year in a national search by the popular television show “Live with Kelly and Michael.” Now, though she still loves to teach, she is quitting.Read full article >>
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Strauss: ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ Top Teacher is quitting: I can’t ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:13pm
Stacie Starr is a mother and a ninth grade intervention specialist in Elyria City Schools in Ohio who was selected as “Top Teacher” last year in a national search by the popular television show “Live with Kelly and Michael.” Now, though she still loves to teach, she is quitting.Read full article >>






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Struggles of minority students in Montgomery: “I, Too, Am B-CC”

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:24pm
The words were piercing. Makdes Hailu had just won a coveted spot on an academic team at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School when she inadvertently overheard a classmate’s put-down: “Oh, she only got in because she’s black.”Read full article >>






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