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Alexandria looking to light up Friday night football games, but neighbors are cool to idea

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:01am

The Alexandria School Board is studying whether it can add permanent lights to the football stadium at T.C. Williams High School, renewing a long-standing and contentious debate that has riled those who live in residential neighborhoods near the school west of Old Town.

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New York City Teachers Vote for Raise and a Nine-Year Contract

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:43pm
The contract, agreed to in May by city officials and the teachers’ union, will increase pay but leaves many questions about future health benefits.






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Student-Login Chaos Fueling Software Password Upgrades

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:36pm
Schools are exploring "single sign-on" technologies that allow both teachers and students to access multiple software programs with just one set of login information.
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Taking Competency-Based Learning From Policy to Reality

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:30pm
Fred Bramante, an entrepreneur and former chairman of the New Hampshire board of education, is trying to help institutionalize real-world learning at schools across the Granite State.
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NEA Aims to Revive Organizing as Membership Drops

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:38pm
The national teachers' union is imploring local affiliates to better engage current and potential members, and has launched a Center for Organizing to provide tools and training.
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Costs, Quality on Radar as Dual Enrollment Rises

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:15pm
With the programs surging in popularity, policymakers and advocates are wrestling with how to pay the costs and promote broader access to college for disadvantaged youths.
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How Can Teachers Foster Curiosity?

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:14pm
Schools must be free to spark curiosity in students too distracted by other issues to come by it naturally, Erik Shonstrom says.
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A Black Father's Search for a Diverse Preschool

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:14pm
H. Richard Milner's search for a high-quality, diverse preschool for his daughters revealed early-education inequities.
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More changes at the top in Montgomery County’s school system

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:03pm

Montgomery County made more changes to its top school leadership Tuesday, bringing in an educator from Baltimore as its chief academic officer.

Maria V. Navarro, acting chief academic officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, takes the job of chief academic officer in Montgomery County. With 151,000 students, Montgomery is Maryland’s largest and fastest-growing school system.

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Strauss: National principals group urges slowdown in Common Core implementation

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 4:37pm

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling for a slowdown in the Common Core initiative, citing educators’ concerns about “the implementation of the new standards in their states and the inadequate training they have received to help them ensure that their teachers are able to change instructional practices.”

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Prince William board’s vote on high school boundaries delayed pending DOJ inquiry

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 4:20pm

Prince William County school officials announced Tuesday that a vote on new boundaries for the 12th high school will be delayed so they have time to respond to an inquiry from the Department of Justice about the boundary-setting process and the projected demographic changes it would cause.

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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Ginger Rogers, Who Danced With Astaire and Won an Oscar for Drama’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:33pm
This poem, one of 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest, was written by Elizabeth T. and comes from Ginger Rogers’s 1995 New York Times obituary.






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Lunch May Be Healthier, But Students Aren't Eating Up

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:08pm
School lunch is not what it used to be. The food is undoubtedly healthier. But are kids actually eating it?
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Baker says ‘there is one government’ since Pr. George’s school system restructuring

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:16pm

When Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III sought to take over the school system, he said the effort would allow the government to coordinate resources with the school district.

During a recent interview about hitting the one-year mark since the restructuring of the school system took effect, Baker said there is “no confusion that there is one government.”

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Strauss: Black educator: Is the education reform movement too white?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:01pm

Andre Perry, the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and author of  ”The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City” wrote a piece on the PostEverything blog on washingtonpost.com that offers a different take on race and school reform. Perry — who tweets @andreperryedu — wrote in part:

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Strauss: ‘Network routers’: a new proposal to put education research into practice

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:31am

It’s no secret that there is a huge gap between education research and practice. Here’s a new proposal to bridge that gap, by Jack Schneider. an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education . He tweets @Edu_Historian and is currently co-writing the Ed Week blog K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric.

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The Learning Network: Year-End Roundup 2013-2014 | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:30am
Our lessons are on summer vacation, but here are our social studies lesson plans for the 2013-2014 school year.






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Spoiled containers of milk being investigated in Prince William school cafeterias

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:26am

Prince William County cafeterias are not selling milk this week, after workers reported some spoiled containers of milk.

School officials notified Newport News-based Marva Maid Dairy about the spoiled half-pint containers of milk on May 23, according to a letter sent home to families on Monday. They initially thought it was an isolated incident but later learned about problems in Henrico County with the same supplier.

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Maryland schools chief takes to Twitter

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:23am

Maryland’s schools chief is slated to lead her first Twitter chat Tuesday night, in a public give-and-take using the popular social network.

Lillian M. Lowery, the state’s superintendent of schools, and her invited guest, Ray Leone, the president of Maryland’s PTA, will take questions tweeted to #MSDEChat from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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