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Washington Monthly ranks four UC schools in top five in its 2014 university rankings

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:01am

The top universities in the latest rankings look much the same as they did a year ago, with only slight ups and downs.

No, we’re not talking about Princeton, Harvard and Yale and where they stand atop U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of national universities. If you want to know how the elites stack up this year in the famed U.S. News ranking, you’ll have to wait until Sept. 9.

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First day of classes brings 202nd school to Montgomery

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 6:50pm

When school starts Monday in Montgomery County, the firsts will accumulate quickly at Wilson Wims Elementary School.

The school bell will ring for the first time, signaling the start of the day. Teachers will give lessons in just-built classrooms. Students will eat in a cafeteria in which lunch boxes have never been opened and rush to a playground that has never hosted recess.

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Sometimes the school down the block makes you nervous

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 6:00pm

This story originally appeared in The Washington Post’s Education Review section on April 9, 2000.

Karen Helbrecht and Gordon Johnson had not investigated the local elementary school before they bought their light green Cape Cod house in the Del Ray section of Alexandria. But after they became parents, they had some concerns about how the school would fit the needs of their daughter Maggie.

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12 ways to identify a good school

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Fourteen years ago, I wrote a Washington Post magazine piece about a young couple seeking a school for their daughter, including 12 things to look for in a good school. The article survives online. Parents still ask me if I would change any of those recommendations.

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Schools in Ferguson Area Prepare for an Emotional Opening Day

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:23pm
As classes begin after a delay, many teachers say that they must address the shooting death of Michael Brown and the turmoil that has followed.






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Books of The Times: ‘The Teacher Wars,’ Dana Goldstein’s History of Education

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:10pm
The journalist Dana Goldstein’s “The Teacher Wars” serves up historical commentary instead of a searing philippic on one of the day’s hot-button issues: the role of teaching in America.
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International Education : Academics and Archaeologists Fight to Save Syria’s Artifacts

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:03pm
Across Syria, the remains of ancient cities are being looted and damaged by Islamic militants; academics and archeologists are trying to document the damage and raise awareness.






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International Education: Japan Seeks Edge With Global Talent

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:03pm
Japanese corporations are recruiting international students today to improve their ability to compete internationally.






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Strauss: Next: #PayMyTuitionChallenge

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:45am

There is no end to the ingenuity of Twitter users. After the success of the  #IceBucketChallenge on Twitter to raise awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord), some enterprising young people decided to challenge people, generally people they don’t know, to pay their college tuition.

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Motherlode Blog: In a Stepfamily, Whose Fairness Wins Out?

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:29am
In my new husband’s family, what was “fair” in family life was governed by seniority. I preferred to rely on egalitarian turn taking. “Fair” turns out to be subject to interpretation.






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Strauss: Are the Success Academies really so successful?

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:01am

There was a big to-do recently in New York when new standardized testing results were released and the controversial Success Academies charter chain received very high scores. What, exactly, do the scores really tell us about the schools? Matthew Di Carlo, senior fellow at the non-profit Washington D.C.-based Albert Shanker Institute, explains. This post appeared on the institute’s blog.

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Strauss: Back-to-school stress: How to recognize it and help kids manage it

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 9:57am

Yes, kids get super-stressed, too, but it isn’t always easy to tell what is bothering them because they hide symptoms or explain them in vague ways. As the 2014-15 school year gears up, it’s a good time to learn how to identify stress in children and teens and help them manage it. Here are some tips from the professionals:

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Strauss: Every school should have this classroom door

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 8:01am
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Judge Hears Plea to Halt Tuition Plan at Cooper Union

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:14pm
A group of students, faculty members and alumni mounted a legal challenge to the decision by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art to begin charging tuition this fall.






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Latest Waiver Move Could Weaken Key Obama Priority

Education Week - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:58pm
The Education Department will let states with NCLB waivers seek a delay in tying student test scores to teacher evaluations until the 2015-16 school year.
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Strauss: Why teachers can’t ignore Ferguson as school begins

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:31pm

As the 2014-15 school year gets underway, teachers around the country have an opportunity and a challenge to bring into the classroom for discussion — in developmentally appropriate ways — the events  roiling Ferguson, Missouri, since a white police officer shot to death an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown on Aug. 9. In the following post, veteran teacher David B. Cohen writes about thoughts he has about the larger meaning of Ferguson prompted by the news as well as interaction he has had with colleagues and others on online communities, including #CAedchat.

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