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District's Teachers Take Leading Role in Policy Overhaul

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:01am
Tennessee officials enlisted teachers early in key elements of the state's Race to the Top initiatives that affect the teaching force.
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FCC Prepares to Vote on E-Rate Overhaul

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:58am
Schools and libraries hungry for faster and more reliably funded Wi-Fi connections will be watching the July 11 open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission closely.
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Strauss: Largest U.S. teachers union calls for Education Secretary Duncan to resign

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:03am

Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s relations with teachers unions just got more difficult.

Delegates of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, voted at their annual convention to call on Duncan to resign after similar efforts had failed in previous years. And the NEA is about to get a new president, Lily Eskelsen García, who is known for her tough talk and determination to fight back against corporate school reformers. She told the delegates:

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | California’s Extreme Drought, Explained

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:30am
Why do you think Californians have been able to reduce their water consumption by only 5 percent so far?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | America’s First Ladies

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of America’s first ladies by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | diffuse

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 154 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Corinthian Colleges details plan to sell 85 campuses, close 12 others

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:49pm

The for-profit company Corinthian Colleges detailed plans Monday to sell 85 of its career-education campuses nationwide and shutter a dozen others, including two outposts operating under the Everest brand in the Washington region.

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One in four students in Prince George’s County fails to graduate in four years

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:46pm

As most school districts across the Washington region and the nation experienced rising high school graduation rates during the past decade — including the highest national graduation rate in history — Prince George’s County continued to lag behind in its effort to get students a diploma, moving against the national trend.

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Obama administration wants better teachers for nation’s poor schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:31pm

The Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies to get better teachers into high-poverty classrooms, correcting a national imbalance in which students who need the most help are often taught by the weakest educators.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 1-7, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:01pm
How well did you follow the news this week? Test yourself to see how you do against others.






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Prince George’s the latest school system to face debate over planned cellphone towers

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:00pm

Prince George’s County has become the latest school system in the Washington region to become locked in a debate over building cellphone towers on school property.

Montgomery County officials recently abandoned plans to have a cellphone tower built at Wootton High School in Rockville after an uproar from parents. And this year, a company withdrew its plans to build a tower at Piney Orchard Elementary School in Anne Arundel County after community opposition and issues with zoning.

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Obama Highlights Push for Better Skilled Teachers

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:16pm
President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.
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NEA wants Duncan's resignation

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:16pm
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Behind Ivy Walls: More on American Colleges’ Standing in the World

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:55pm
Defenders of the supremacy of United States universities are using arguments that don't stand up to scrutiny.
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Monica Warren-Jones to step down from D.C. education board

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:46pm

Monica Warren-Jones, who represents Ward 6 on the D.C. State Board of Education, announced this weekend that she will not seek reelection in November.

Warren-Jones said she is leaving the board to focus on improving social services and housing for the city’s disadvantaged children and families.

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Motherlode Blog: Watching the World Cup, and Watching Children See Dishonesty Pay Off

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:14pm
We sports fans often think that had it not been for the other team’s misbehavior, our team would have won. In soccer, that’s more likely to be true—which makes soccer more difficult to watch with kids.






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