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Agency that violently arrested black U-Va. student drawing new scrutiny

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:35pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — The violent arrest of a University of Virginia student early Wednesday morning has sparked new scrutiny of Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and its law enforcement activities on campus and around the state.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Raising Teenagers: Inevitably a Problem?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:36am
Teenagers need to become the centers of their own stories. For the writing parent, is that always a loss?






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Motherlode Blog: What Not to Worry About in Teaching Young Children to Read

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:18am
Starting reading instruction early doesn’t yield an advantage to comprehension.






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Strauss: You won’t believe what New Mexico teachers aren’t allowed to say to students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:56am
Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: The New Mexico Administrative Code prohibits teachers and other school staff from saying anything negative to students about standardized tests. Or, to be more precise, they are not allowed to say anything that might  “disparage or diminish the significance, importance or use of the standardized tests.” (The word “disparage” is bold-faced on the code’s Web page, which you can see here.)Read full article >>






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SOL scheduling woes cause headaches for Fairfax students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:50am
Last week, Edison High School junior Sarah Weinstein got ready for the Standards of Learning tests — the state-mandated exams designed to keep schools and teachers accountable and measure students’ academic progress. Students must pass the SOLs, as the tests are known, in order to graduate, which can heighten anxiety surrounding the exams for many of the teens.Read full article >>






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