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D.C. Charter board moves to revoke charter for Community Academy

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:12pm
The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously Monday night to initiate the process to revoke the charter for Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School for fiscal mismanagement, after the founder was charged with diverting millions of dollars to a private management company for his own financial benefit.Read full article >>






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Turkey Promotes Religious Schools, Often Defying Parents

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:58am
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose Islamist party has injected religion into many aspects of Turkish life, has celebrated an increase in enrollment at religious schools to almost a million from 63,000 during his 12 years in power.
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E-Cigarettes Top Smoking Among Youths, Study Says

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:34am
The increase is occurring as the use of traditional cigarettes continues to decline, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says.






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The Learning Network: Special News Quiz | Farewell, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:08am
What do you remember about 2014? Fill in the blanks with your own guesses, or choose from a scrambled list of answers. Each question links to the Times article in which the answer can be found.






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Motherlode Blog: Deployment Work-Ups: ‘This Is So Stupid Hard’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:55am
An on-again, off-again schedule to deployment is hard on all of us. In a weak moment, I told my husband that it was easier when he’s gone, and I regretted it instantly.
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Disparate Teacher-Prep Curricula Complicate Accountability Efforts

Education Week - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:31am
The relative leniency of states in reviewing their teacher-preparation programs could be symptomatic of a general lack of agreement on what candidates should learn, and how they should learn it.
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N.Y. College's Experience Shows Conflicts Around Ed. School Closures

Education Week - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:31am
New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons.
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States Slow to Close Faltering Teacher Ed. Programs

Education Week - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:31am
States have generally been reluctant to shut down or suspend education schools and programs, bypassing a powerful but little-recognized policy lever, according to an Education Week analysis.
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Strauss: 10-year-old tells school board: ‘I love to read… I love to do math. But I don’t love the PARCC. Why? Because it stinks.’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:00am
Elizabeth Blaine is a very smart 10-year-old fourth grader in Montclair Public Schools in New Jersey. She attended a Montclair School Board meeting on Monday night and sat for hours listening to the adults talk before giving testimony (see video below) about a proposed policy to allow parents to opt out their children from taking the Common Core test known as PARCC (for Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) when it is given later this school year. The policy (see text below) had its first reading at the meeting and will be voted on at a later board meeting.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | At Jingle Ball, Women in Charge

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:10am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 13 article, “At Jingle Ball, Women in Charge.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: Who took that striking picture of Arne Duncan at Sharpton’s march?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:00am
Who took that striking black-and-white picture of Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the social justice march last Saturday in Washington D.C. led by the Rev. Al Sharpton?Duncan attended as a participant and marcher, not a speaker or invited dignitary, an Education Department spokesman said.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | marsupial

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.
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Colleges often reluctant to expel for sexual violence — with U-Va. a prime example

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:48pm
As growing numbers of students report sexual violence, those who seek justice through internal channels at colleges are learning that even when allegations are upheld, school officials are often reluctant to impose their harshest punishment on the attackers: expulsion.Read full article >>






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Maryland state senator wants Pr. George’s charter school to become a contract school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:24pm
When a Maryland state senator said he wanted to make changes to the charter school agreement between College Park Academy , which has ties to the University of Maryland and the Prince George’s County school system, parents wondered what that would mean for the school’s future.Read full article >>






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