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Motherlode Blog: Paid Sick Leave: On Four Ballots, and Undefeated

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:35pm
Paid sick leave was on four ballots last night. All four initiatives passed, even in Massachusetts, which now has both a Republican governor and the nation’s strongest requirements for paid sick leave.






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D.C. State Board of Education has three new members

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:40pm

The D.C. State Board of Education has three new members that will start in January.

In Ward 3, Ruth Wattenberg will take the seat vacated by Laura Slover. Wattenberg, an education policy consultant, won with just over 7,100 votes.

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California school superintendent battle highlights Democratic education divisions

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:26pm

In a white-hot battle in California that is considered a proxy fight for deep national divisions in the Democratic Party over education, Tom Torlakson was narrowly reelected as the state’s schools superintendent, beating back Marshall Tuck by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent.

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Motherlode Blog: Raising Invisible Kids: Not Everyone Needs to Be Famous

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:48am
So many young people think: Why would I want to work backstage when I can vie to be the front person? But “backstage” work (literally or metaphorically) can lead to a more fulfilling and even more successful life.






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Wild ideas for fixing gifted education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:56am

When compared with peers in regular classes, students who got high scores on state tests got more out of gifted classes than high-IQ students did.

This is because they are hard workers who responded to increased teacher demands, while the high-IQ kids didn’t care so much, according to an intriguing new study by David Card of the University of California at Berkeley and Laura Giuliano of the University of Miami, called “Does Gifted Education Work? For Which Students?

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