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Two moms of preschoolers push for Spanish immersion program in Prince George’s County

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 3:06pm

Delores Millhouse and Gina Bowler don’t have children in the Prince George’s County school system.

But they would like to.

That was the message they shared with members of the county Board of Education, the new schools chief, the county executive and anyone else who would take a few minutes to listen during the past several months as they lobbied the district to add a Spanish immersion program to its academic offerings.

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Does high school stress have to be a bad thing?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 3:00pm

I am both impressed and annoyed by the work of Denise Clark Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education who has become a leading national expert on the causes of stress for high school students.

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Briefly: International Education: Denmark Outlines Plan to Attract Foreign Students

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:02pm
The plan aims to make programs more international, reduce dropouts among foreign students and help them find employment in Denmark after graduation.






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International Education: Adapting for the Future at European University Conference

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:01pm
European education policy makers are looking at how new teaching tools and changes in the student body could significantly alter the university landscape.






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International Education: Black Colleges in U.S. Struggle to Reconnect to World

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:01pm
Historically black colleges in the United States have a legacy of international engagement but are now lagging behind their predominantly white peers in international outreach.






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Motherlode Blog: When a Working Grandma Can’t Afford to Babysit, a Tradition Ends

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 8:36am
My great-grandmother cared for my mom and aunt while my grandparents worked. My grandmother cared for me and my sister while my parents worked. But my mom can’t afford to do the same for me.






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New York Finds Space for 3 Charter Schools

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 9:29pm
The schools had been at the heart of a battle between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Eva S. Moskowitz, the leader of a high-performing charter network.






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Catania seeks to harness connections with parents for mayoral bid

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 7:00pm

D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) pledged to visit each of the city’s more than 200 traditional and charter schools when he took the helm of the council’s education committee in January 2013.

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Truancy, absenteeism a chronic problem in D.C. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 6:51pm

When students at the District’s Simon Elementary show up for school on time, they reach for a numbered index card. It’s their ticket for that day’s attendance raffle.

The prizes are small — a ruler, a calculator, a bag of candy — but they are enough to trigger shrieks of celebration each morning in the cafeteria, and administrators hope they also are enough to help nudge more children through the front door of the schoolhouse. The reward program is one of the more visible parts of a much broader effort to tackle rampant truancy at Simon and other schools across the city.

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Students to march in Montgomery County, urging school action on achievement gap

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 4:41pm

Montgomery County students and their supporters plan to march in Rockville on Sunday to bring attention to the school system’s achievement gap, which has left black and Hispanic students lagging behind their white and Asian peers on multiple measures of academic success.

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Getting Into the Ivies

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 4:08pm
Why is it harder than it used to be? Colleges are globalized.






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University of North Carolina Is at Odds With a Raleigh Newspaper

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 1:38pm
The University of North Carolina has been at odds with a journalist for a Raleigh newspaper over his exposés of academic malfeasance at the university, some of it relating to athletes.






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Strauss: Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really.

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 11:59am

An annual year-end kindergarten show has been canceled at a New York school because the kids have to keep working so they will be “college and career” ready. Really.

That’s what it says in a letter (see below) sent to parents by Ellen Best-Laimit, the interim principal of Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood, N.Y., and four kindergarten teachers. The play was to be staged over two days, May 14 and 15, according to the school’s calendar.

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Technophoria: A Student-Data Collector Drops Out

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 04/26/2014 - 10:29am
The demise of inBloom, after just 15 months in operation, offers a cautionary tale for purveyors of education technology software.






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D.C. students explore Mars from Earth at science festival

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 9:15pm

Students from around the world explored the surface of Mars on Friday, examining the craggy outcrops of the Martian horizon and rocks smoothed by waters that once flowed on the Red Planet’s surface.

No, they weren’t actually on the surface of Mars, but it was the next-best thing. Students from the District, Houston, New Jersey, Buenos Aires and Managua, Nicaragua, joined in on a virtual field trip with NASA experts, looking at images beamed back from the rover Curiosity as part of an event that helped open this weekend’s USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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D.C. residents appear to support neighborhood schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:29pm

D.C. residents appear to overwhelmingly support maintaining the District’s neighborhood schools instead of moving to a lottery-based system, according to data presented at a public meeting Thursday night.

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Obama Administration Plans New Rules to Grade Teacher Training Programs

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:14pm
By this summer, officials will propose systems to rate all teacher preparation programs, which teachers themselves have often complained do not adequately prepare them for the classroom.






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Motherlode Blog: I Was Taught That Getting Pregnant Is Easy for Black Girls — Too Easy. But It Wasn’t for Me.

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 7:39pm
When I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, I was taught that my mission was to get out of high school without a baby. I thought that once I was ready, those babies that came too easily, and too early, for many girls I knew would come readily to me. That didn’t happen.






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With Philadelphia Shortfall, Schools Face Renewed Cuts

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 7:24pm
About 2,350 jobs could be eliminated next year unless the district finds funding to bridge its new shortfall, the superintendent said.
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Strauss: Oklahoma school district accepts Bible curriculum that says sinners must ‘suffer’ for disobeying God

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:03pm

A suburban Oklahoma City public school district has adopted a curriculum for high schools that its backers say uses Bible stories to teach subjects such as history and the arts and that says all sinners must “suffer the consequences” of disobeying God. It also says that some U2 songs are based in the Psalms.

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