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First Lady Tells Kansas Students to Fight Bias

Education Week - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:43am
First lady Michelle Obama told Kansas high school graduates Friday that young people who've grown up with diversity must lead a national fight against prejudice and discrimination because after six decades, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling against school segregation is "still being decided every single day."
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Montgomery schools: Chief operating officer Larry Bowers plans to retire

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:30am

One of Montgomery County’s top school leaders will retire next year, after more than 35 years with the school system.

Larry A. Bowers, 65, chief operating officer for Montgomery County schools, is set to step down in June 2015. He will be replaced by Andrew Zuckerman, 37, who has been chief of staff to Superintendent Joshua P. Starr for the past year, officials said.

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Motherlode Blog: The New Inequality for Toddlers: Less Income; More Ritalin

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:57am
A rare, ironic example of low-income children getting more of something than they need: 15,000 American toddlers, many on Medicaid, are being medicated for A.D.H.D.-like symptoms.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 19, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, May 19, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:53am
A quiz and lesson ideas on synonyms and the World Cup.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Schools and Segregation, 60 Years After Brown vs. Board of Education

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:30am
Why is school segregation a growing concern, six decades after the practice was outlawed?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | peripheral

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 172 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Muslim leaders ask for equal billing with Jewish holiday on Montgomery calendar

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 9:52pm

Muslim community leaders in Montgomery County this week asked that the Islamic holy day of Eid al-Adha be given equal billing as the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur on Montgomery’s 2015-2016 school calendar.

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Strauss: Haverford commencement speaker calls some students ‘immature’ and arrogant’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 7:32pm

The commencement address at Haverford College in Pennsylvania wasn’t your typical commencement address on Sunday.

One of the speeches at the event was delivered by William G. Bowen, the former president of Princeton University, who was chosen after the first choice for speaker, Robert J. Birgeneau, became the target of protesters and withdrew. Bowen, speaking before some 2,800 people, said that the students and faculty who had protested Birgeneau had been “immature” and “arrogant.” He also said that Birgeneau, the former chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, had reacted “ intemperately,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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Student Debt Grows Faster at Universities With Highest-Paid Leaders, Study Finds

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 6:11pm
A report by the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies also found that part-time faculty grew more quickly at public universities with the highest-paid presidents.






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Virginia Tech’s Steger among top-paid public university leaders in the nation

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 6:00pm

Retiring Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger remains the highest-paid public university leader in the state in a new national survey that showed his total annual compensation topped $830,000.

Steger’s total pay of $836,886 ranked him 12th in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey of compensation for 256 leaders of public higher education institutions in fiscal 2013. In the previous year, he ranked seventh.

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DCPS reaches tentative agreement with principals union

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:47pm

D.C. Public Schools has reached a tentative collective-bargaining agreement with the Council of School Officers, the union that represents principals, assistant principals, business managers, master educators and other non-teachers who work in schools.

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Montgomery schools ending the era of the foam lunch tray

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:31pm

Luis Pozo’s lunch tray was the size of a notebook, a thin cardboard rectangle he used to carry his noon meal through the cafeteria of Francis Scott Key Middle School in Silver Spring.

The eighth-grader loaded it with chocolate milk, potato rounds, a burger and a fruit cup. When he was done, he stacked the tray onto a growing pile.

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‘Dream City’ connects D.C. students to city history

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 1:20pm

Two decades ago, after then-D.C. Mayor Marion Barry’s infamous arrest for smoking crack cocaine at the Vista Hotel, local journalists Tom Sherwood and Harry Jaffe published a book that chronicled Barry’s life and the history of the District of Columbia.

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Strauss: Peyton Manning tosses footballs to U-Va. graduates at commencement

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 1:02pm

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning gave the commencement speech at the University of Virginia this weekend, and not only did he dispense advice to the graduating seniors, but he also threw a few footballs to them. You can see him throw passes starting at 2:54 into the video.

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Strauss: Arne Duncan’s reaction to new research slamming teacher evaluation method he favors

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 12:58pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has been a proponent of using students’ scores on standardized tests to evaluate teachers, even as a growing mountain of evidence has shown that the method now used in most states, known as “value-added measures,” is not reliable. With two recent reports released on VAM adding to warnings long given by assessment experts, I asked the Education Department whether Duncan’s position had changed.

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Mathews: How an unhappy parent beat school resistance without a lawyer

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:48am

When I first wrote about Stacie Jones’s case last year, she felt the teachers and administrators at Potomac Landing Elementary School in Prince George’s County were treating her as if she weren’t there.

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Strauss: The famous Steve Jobs commencement speech: ‘Stay hungry. Stay foolish.’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:42am

During commencement season, it’s fun to look back at some of the great speeches. If you are interested in reading what I have declared to be the greatest commencement speech ever, click here. And below is one of the most famous, the address delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford University on June 12, 2005.

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Briefly: International Education: HEC Ranked Best for Executive Education

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:39am
A French business school, HEC Paris, ranked first overall in this year's Financial Times annual executive education rankings






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International Education: Bringing Student Athletes Back From Concussions

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:35am
St. Michael's College School in Toronto has teamed up with the University of Toronto's sports medicine clinic in a program to support recoveries.






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