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Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:02am
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Penn State Faithful Rejoice After Penalties Are Lifted

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:27pm
The news that bowl eligibility and scholarship figures were to be restored was deeply felt on a campus.






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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:48pm
Parent groups and privacy advocates are challenging the practices of an industry built on data collection, and California has passed wide-ranging legislation protecting students’ personal information.
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In Florida Student Assaults, an Added Burden on Accusers

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:55pm
Last year, the Tallahassee police’s handling of a rape accusation against Jameis Winston drew attention to its failure to adequately investigate. Now, an examination shows a pattern to the handling of such complaints.
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Schools move toward ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies to boost student tech use

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 6:05pm

His iPhone is on his desk, out in the open, and Joshua Perez’s teacher does not take it away. Instead, she asks the eighth-grader and his classmates in honors geometry at Argyle Magnet Middle School to Google the words “vertex form parabola.”

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Mathews: Why admiring Chinese test scores might hurt U.S. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 1:13pm

I have spent much of my life studying China and the countries near it. Just ask and I’ll show you my master’s degree in East Asian regional studies, and my five years of Washington Post articles from Hong Kong and Beijing. So it’s depressing to realize what I learned about the cultural advantage Asians have over us Americans — particularly in the classroom — might be wrong.

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Ohio State accord on sexual assault ends federal investigation

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:51pm

Ohio State University has agreed to several steps to strengthen its policies on sexual assault and harassment, the federal government said, concluding a four-year civil rights investigation at one of the nation’s largest public universities.

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International Education: Humanities Departments Are Largely Spared the Ax

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:00pm
A survey in the United States found little effect from the recession in eight primary disciplines.






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Strauss: Chicago schools filthy with rodents, roaches, garbage — principals say

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:59am

School reformers today, operating under the illusion that the private sector can do just about everything better and cheaper than government institutions, have been working to privatize public education by contracting out to private entities key operations of schools — and often entire schools. Such a move with the custodial force in Chicago Public Schools has, principals say, led to a mess.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Just a Stepmother’ Sending a Son to College Without Tears

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:36am
Being happy as my stepson leaves us for college isn’t a sign of a lack of connection or love. It’s a sign of pride.






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Strauss: Common Core: yes or no? A debate.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 4:00am

Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people — two for embracing and two against — participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative.

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Algebra failures in Montgomery did not lead to summer session for most students

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:56pm

Roughly 1 in 7 students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County — a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation — attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data. Another group retook the course.

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Motherlode Blog: The Mechanics of Homework

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 2:06pm
Right now, homework is feeling like an instrument of torture designed to destroy my relationship with my children. But we go through this every September. It will get better.






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Strauss: Former education secretary Bill Bennett paid to praise Common Core to conservatives

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:33am

Bill Bennett, who was education secretary under President Ronald Reagan, just published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal: “The Conservative Case for Common Core,”  with the subhead: Federal intrusion and misleading rumors do a disservice to an effort that started in the states.

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Open Source: Professor’s Angry Tweets on Gaza Cost Him a Job

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:31pm
The University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over concerns about the tenor of his criticism of Israel’s Gaza offensive on Twitter.
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On Religion: Social Worker Spreads a Message of Acceptance to Mormons With Gay Children

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:16pm
Caitlin Ryan, a California social worker, developed a program that uses supportive meetings, videos, handbooks and research to help Mormon families accept their gay children.
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Maryland principal accused of bullying members of her staff

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:43pm

When a Prince George’s County high school launched an anti-bullying campaign four years ago, students pledged to support anyone being harassed, to report instances of bullying and to treat others with respect.

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Room for Debate: How to Diversify Teaching

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:25pm
What can be done to make a career in education more attractive to men and people of color?






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Strauss: Proposed Texas textbooks are inaccurate, biased and politicized, new report finds

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:44pm

When it comes to controversies about curriculum, textbook content and academic standards, Texas is the state that keeps on giving.

Back in 2010, we had an uproar over proposed changes to social studies standards by religious conservatives on the State Board of Education, which included a bid to calling the United States’ hideous slave trade history as the “Atlantic triangular trade.” There were other doozies, too, such as one proposal to remove Thomas Jefferson from the Enlightenment curriculum and replace him with John Calvin. Some were changed but the board’s approved standards were roundly criticized as distorted history.

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Arne Duncan Sounds Partnership Theme in Trip Through South

Education Week - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:35pm
As his policy carrots and sticks dwindle, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pledges to be a supportive partner to states in taking on education overhauls.
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