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The Learning Network: Should Colleges Find a Better Way to Admit Students?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:00am
Do you think a traditional college application is the best way to communicate who you are as a student?






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The Food Issue: How School Lunch Became the Latest Political Battleground

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:58am
Inside the Obama administration’s standoff with Republicans, the food industry and the nation’s lunch ladies over the future of the cafeteria.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Supreme Court Hands Gay Marriage a Tacit Victory

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:30am
Where is same-sex marriage legal in the United States? Where is it still banned? Do you notice any trends in the map? Are same-sex marriages legal in your state?






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SAT scores for Class of 2014 show no improvement from previous marks

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:01am

High school graduates this year fared no better on the SAT college admission test than their predecessors in 2013, a stagnant result that exam overseers said should sound an alarm for the nation to get more students on track for college.

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Federal Monitoring of K-12 Efforts to Take Team Approach

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:00am
A new office at the U.S. Department of Education will aim to reduce duplication and boost support for states when it comes to monitoring and administering federal grant programs.
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Student Performance Stalls on SAT, Improves on AP Tests

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:00am
The College Board's first combined release of data from three of its college-readiness testing programs illuminates "missed opportunities" for students with academic potential, the board says.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | inquisitor

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 33 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Microsoft and Other Firms Pledge to Protect Student Data

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:00am
The participating companies are publicly committing themselves not to sell information on kindergartners through 12th graders.
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Las Vegas Schools Groan From Growing Pains

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:50pm
Teachers are scrambling to educate students without the classrooms they need and with no prospect of new ones being built anytime soon, as people move back.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Health Costs Imposed on Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:57pm
Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and requires them to start paying health premiums of $55 to $140 a month.
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A new principal takes over at Woodson High

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:51pm

A new interim principal has taken the helm at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County after Jeff Yost retired unexpectedly following a turbulent time at the high-performing school.

Dan Meier will replace Yost, who led the school for seven years. In a farewell note to parents, Yost said that he stayed late on Sept. 30, his last day, to watch buses depart.

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See the AP U.S. History course changes and take a sample exam

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:14pm

In response to The Washington Post’s story about Jefferson County, Colo., becoming ground zero for a new culture fight over how to teach U.S. history to high-achieving 10th-graders, readers asked what specifically the College Board has changed in its Advanced Placement U.S. history course and what the questions on the exam are like.

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Strauss: How to start cleaning up the Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:30pm

Even the strongest supporters of the Common Core State Standards would likely admit if asked that the initiative has not so far turned out as well as hoped. Implementation of the standards has been severely troubled, the testing regime that is supposed to be aligned with the Core is falling apart and increasingly people from different parts of the political spectrum have distanced themselves from the enterprise.

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Strauss: Philadelphia school district cancels contract with teachers union

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:12pm

The five-member reform commission that controls the cash-starved Philadelphia public schools announced on Monday that it was canceling its contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, and while it would continue to honor most contract provisions, it would change the package of health-care benefits and require all teachers to contribute to the health fund. The union said the commission’s action “has amped up a war on teachers.”

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Stem: Preparing Your Child for Common Core Tests

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:58pm
The when and what kind of tests depend on the state, but make sure your children take the tutorial about using the computer.






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Long trend of Hispanic enrollment increases in Montgomery

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:30pm

Montgomery County’s new school enrollment figures show that Hispanic students make up the largest racial or ethnic group in kindergarten classes for a third year in a row. But the longer trend is a steady increase in Hispanic students for three decades, district numbers show.

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Authors visit D.C. schools to inspire young readers and writers

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:15pm

Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, said she has traveled as far as Singapore, Alaska and the British Parliament to discuss her book about the migration of African Americans from the South. But she was especially excited to be talking to students at Cardozo Education Campus Monday morning, she said.

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