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Workforce Investment Act Leaves Many Jobless and in Debt

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:25pm
Millions of Americans have trained for new careers through the $3.1 billion Workforce Investment Act, but many have not found new jobs and are instead faced with thousands of dollars of debt.






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Montgomery issues new code of conduct for students

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:32pm

With the opening of school a week away, Montgomery County has issued a new Code of Conduct that views out-of-school suspensions as a last resort and emphasizes disciplinary consequences that allow students to learn from mistakes and repair harm.

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International Education: The Challenges of ‘Higher-Education Emergencies’

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Without technological support and with a lack of financing, an experiment in online courses at an African refugee camp fell short.






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Briefly: International Education: Harvard Keeps Top Spot in Global University Ranking

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Harvard University has retained the top spot in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, a position it has held for the past 12 years.






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International Education: In Scottish Referendum, a Push for Young Voters

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:01pm
As the Sept. 18 Scottish independence referendum approaches, campaigners are reaching out to students to explain what the vote could mean for them.






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Strauss: Common Core tests fail kids in New York again. Here’s how.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:46am

Results of the 2014 New York State Common Core-aligned exams were recently released along with new information about the 2013 tests and the news was not good. Here’s an analysis, by educators Bianca Tanis  and Carol Burris, explaining what the results actually mean to students and educators.

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Strauss: ‘Dear (white) teachers…’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:01am

Michael Doyle teaches biology at Bloomfield High School, an urban district in northern New Jersey, with the aim of turning young cynical hearts into skeptical ones. He worked previously as a longshoreman, a lab tech in an alcohol plant, and, more recently, a pediatrician in the projects who decided he would rather teach than practice medicine. When he is not in school, you can find him on a back bay mud flat.

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Strauss: Overheard at the Lincoln Memorial on a Saturday night

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:05am

Even if you aren’t trying to eavesdrop, it is impossible not to overhear other people talking at the Lincoln Memorial when it is late on a Saturday night and the site is packed with people — mostly tourists — who are visiting the magnificent marble monument for the first time and are visibly astounded by its majesty. Here are some snippets of conversation overheard in a five-minute period during a visit Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 p.m.:

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Motherlode Blog: After a Miscarriage, Seeking Permission to Grieve

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:01am
I bought the milk in the refrigerator while I was still pregnant. When I sent that text, the baby was already dead, and I didn’t know it yet.






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Former D.C. charter board CFO promoted private companies that allegedly paid him

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:05pm

As the D.C. Public Charter School Board’s chief financial officer, Jeremy L. Williams was responsible for monitoring charter schools’ business practices and ensuring their compliance with rules meant to prevent financial mismanagement.

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Opinion: Teaching Is Not a Business

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 3:09pm
Reformers misunderstand how central human relationships are to the educational process.
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Strauss: Exercise in math class? How one math teacher gets kids moving while studying

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 2:57pm

I recently published a post titled “Why so many students can’t sit still in school today” that was very popular with readers. The piece mentioned Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder but another factor, as well: the idea expressed by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom that academic pressures in school have reduced or eliminated the time that kids have for recess, physical education or other activities that allow them to get up and move.

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Strauss: Superintendents forced to tell parents their schools are failing, even though they aren’t

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:31am

Many parents in Washington state are being told that their public schools are being considered as failing — even though it isn’t true. They are learning this from the superintendents of their school districts, who don’t want to do it but are being forced to. What’s going on?

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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Judge Denies Halt to School Standards

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:21pm
A state judge on Friday refused a temporary injunction sought against state education officials in an effort to block application of the Common Core education standards.






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The new school year brings changes to the region’s schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:36pm

The 2014-2015 school year begins with a lot happening in the world of education, from the implementation of the Common Core State Standards tests in many states (including The District and Maryland) — and a backlash against them — to high-profile challenges against teacher tenure. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 55 million students from pre-K to 12th-grade are expected to be in classes this fall, more than 18 percent of the U.S. population.

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Notre Dame Investigating Four Players

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:09pm
Four Notre Dame football players are being held out of practice while the school investigates what it is calling “suspected academic dishonesty,” the university told the N.C.A.A.






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Motherlode Blog: When Sports and Family Time Conflict, Speak Up

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 9:15pm
Try saying this out loud: “Family and academics are more important than sports, until sports conflict, then sports win.”






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Philadelphia Schools to Open on Time Amid Millions in Budget Cuts

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:59pm
The Pennsylvania legislature is considering a cigarette tax for the city that would make the budget reductions temporary.






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Three local middle-schoolers are finalists for science ingenuity

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:15pm

Katherine Wu, 14, takes an annual road trip to Florida with her family, where they usually visit an amusement park, her favorite so far being Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It’s at least a 14-hour drive from their home in Montgomery County.

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Your Money Adviser: Heading Off to College? Time to Think About Banking Needs

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:10pm
First-time college students should think about the options for their financial service needs before arriving on campus and beginning school activities.
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