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Common Core educational standards are losing support nationwide, poll shows

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:01am

A year ago, the term Common Core meant little to the American public. But today, a vast majority of people in the country are familiar with the nationwide educational standards, and most of them oppose the initiative touted by the Obama administration, a new survey shows.

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Notre Dame Is Rocked by Charges of Academic Cheating

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:57pm
Notre Dame, a top college football program known for academic rigor, changed its media day plans at the last minute as it wrestles with allegations that players cheated on class work.

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National Briefing | South: Tennessee: Case Over Test Fraud Is Shut

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:29pm
Prosecutors said four people caught in a teacher certification fraud scheme have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving teachers in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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U.S. School Enrollment Hits Majority-Minority Milestone

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:23pm
For the first time, the overall number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic white students.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 8 | The Art of Cabbage-Walking

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:15pm
Our winner this week was ClaireMCHS2014, and our Penguin Young Readers guest judge was K.A. Harrington.

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Students' Help-Seeking Strategies Offer Clues for Educators

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:17pm
Researchers say teachers and policymakers can learn a lot about students' mindsets and school climate by watching how students get the help they need in class.
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Teachers Say They Are Not Well-Prepared for Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:16pm
Despite increased professional development for teaching to the new standards, about half of teachers surveyed do not feel the preparation has been adequate.
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Popular Child-Poverty Measure Gets Another Look

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:14pm
Education data crunchers are seeking an alternative to the current yardstick—the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals.
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'Grit' May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:53pm
New studies suggest teaching students to be more persistent and conscientious may not be the right strategy for motivating students with a creative bent.
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GlassLab Opens Opportunity for Education-Game Makers

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:51pm
Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen.
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Beyond the 'Model Minority' Stereotype

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:45pm
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says.
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More States Create Independent Charter-Approval Boards

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:40pm
Some see the independent, statewide panels as a way to improve the quality of charters; others aren't so sure.
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Congress Making Headway on Higher Education Act

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:33pm
Renewal of the higher education law offers a rare change for bipartisan cooperation in Congress, even as the House and Senate are charting different courses.
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Strauss: Teacher raises nearly $80,000 to feed Ferguson kids who can’t get meals at shuttered schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:27pm

A teacher in North Carolina has raised nearly $80,000 to feed students from low-income families in Ferguson, Mo., who would ordinarily be getting free lunches at public schools in the St. Louis suburb but can’t because the start of the 2014-15 school year has been delayed twice as a result of civil unrest.

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