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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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Fix the ESEA Waivers Before It's Too Late

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:23am
States have failed to use federal leeway to update their accountability systems in meaningful ways, write Morgan Polikoff, Andrew McEachin, Stephani Wrabel, and Matthew Dugue.
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For Vergara Ruling on Teachers, Big Questions Loom

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:22am
The decision by a California judge declaring unconstitutional key aspects of teacher tenure and due-process protections has made waves, but the implications in that state and beyond remain unclear.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Students Challenge Voter ID Laws

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:15am
What grounds do students who attend out-of-state colleges and universities have for challenging voter ID laws?






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Strauss: How college remediation rates are distorted — and why

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:01am

Are a large percentage of high school graduates so unprepared for college when they get there that they have to take remedial courses to catch up? School reformers like to say so, and throw out big percentages of students who are said to need remediation. But where do these figures come from, and are they accurate? Award-winning Prinicipal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York  looks at this issue in the following post.

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Strauss: A watershed moment for technology in education

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:01am

It is more than likely that many of you don’t know much, if anything, about the “E-Rate,” which is formally the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund administered  under the auspices of the Federal Communications Commission.  The E-Rate offers discounts for schools and libraries to get Internet access and telecommunications. This week, the FCC will vote on modernizing the E-Rate in a move that would first redirect a few billion dollars in E-Rate funds to the benefit of millions of students this year alone. In this post, Julius Genachowski and Jim Coulter explain why they think the FCC should approve the modernization. Genachowski is managing director of The Carlyle Group and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Jim Coulter is a commissioner of the bi-partisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, and co-founder and chief executive officer of TPG Holdings.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Scientists

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of scientists by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | veracity

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 84 New York Times articles in the past year.






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