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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Riding Wave of Discontent, G.O.P. Takes Senate

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:08am
Who took control of the Senate on Tuesday night, expanded their hold on the House, and defended some of the most closely contested governors’ races?
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An analysis shows sex offense reports in public flagships, Ivy League and elsewhere

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 7:00am

These totals of forcible sex offense reports are drawn from a federal campus crime database for flagship public universities and a selection of other well-known schools in the Washington area and nationwide. The comparison is for reported events on campus from 2012 and from 2013. Forcible sex offenses include rape, sodomy, fondling and sexual assault with an object.

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The Learning Network: Would You Want to Be a Space Tourist?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 6:00am
Is space tourism a frivolous endeavor? Is it a waste of money and human ingenuity, plus dangerous to boot? Or, is it a worthwhile venture, much like the pioneering efforts with early flying machines many decades ago?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:34am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Oct. 23 music review, “A Farewell to Twang.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: Pearson sponsoring Education Week’s analysis of how midterms will affect U.S. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:00am

Education Week, which did a great job here of presenting all the of the 2014 midterm races that could affect education policy, is co-hosting a Nov. 12 post-election event with Gallup Education in which the results will be analyzed by reporters for the publication as well as outside analysts and politicians. It is all being sponsored by Pearson, the largest education company in the world and the most controversial of standardized test creators, which has a major interest in the voting could affect education policy.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | bluff

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 201 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Excel Academy Public Charter School under scrutiny for alleged residency fraud

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:05pm

D.C. officials are looking into allegations that students at Excel Academy Public Charter School were enrolled despite not meeting city residency requirements, according to people familiar with the investigation.

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War on Poverty College Programs Still Serving 'Lucky Few'

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:47pm
The college-bridge programs created 50 years ago under President Lyndon B. Johnson's signature program were never designed—or funded—to serve all the students who need them.
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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Anti-Semitic Bullying in a New York School District

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 7:32pm
Several Jewish children had described years of anti-Semitic slurs, including Nazi salutes, swastika graffiti and “white power” chants, in the Pine Bush Central School district.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘What You Sign Up For’ When You Marry Into the Military

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:56pm
As we prepare for my husband’s deployment, the first since the birth of our two children, a not-so-sympathetic friend asks, “But you had to know what you signed up for, right?”






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Federal K-12 Policy Evolves as Staff Turns Over

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:51pm
Some Obama administration officials behind key education initiatives have moved on, and those now in place bring their own approaches and perspectives.
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Digital Tools Predict College Admissions, Link Employers

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:49pm
The professional networking site LinkedIn now features University Finder, a service that allows users to identify colleges that are popular hiring spots for certain companies.
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Ohio Group Wins $1 Million for Spurring College Attainment

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:48pm
An Ohio higher education coalition is the first to win a new prize for metropolitan areas that boost their numbers of college graduates.
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Tensions Surface as States Queue Up for Early-Ed. Grants

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:48pm
Though most states are seeking some of the $250 million in federal aid for expanded preschool, there's been partisan tension in a handful that didn't apply.
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Charter School Authorizers Grapple With Closures

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:43pm
As the charter sector matures, pressure is mounting to shut down low-performing schools.
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Text-Review Group Shares First Look at Its Process

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:42pm
At a weekend training held by EdReports.org, educators dig down to evaluate textbooks on their alignment with common standards.
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Best Practices for Evaluating Teacher Ed. Programs

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:49pm
Accurate data are crucial for determining whether teacher-candidates are prepared for the classroom, write Mary Brabeck and Frank C. Worrell.
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Brain Science in the Classroom

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:49pm
Teachers can take cues from brain research to boost student learning, writes Benedict Carey of The New York Times.
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