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Common Core 2.0: Common Core by another name

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:01am

This story has been updated to reflect that Maine incorporated the Common Core into its already-existing “Maine Learning Results” instead of adopting a new name for the standards.

As the national debate over the Common Core K-12 academic standards rages on, most of the states that originally adopted them are standing by the standards, though they’re calling them something different.

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Foundation Sends Kin of 9/11 Victims to College

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:08pm
Families of Freedom, formed a week after the 2001 attacks, will continue to provide scholarships through 2030.
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Students Learn to 'Toggle' Between Dialects

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:27pm
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
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New Reports Grade Schools on Reading, Writing, and Recess

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:26pm
States and districts are integrating student-wellness data into the school-level reports they share with the public.
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Counselors Work to Get More Students on College Path

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:26pm
In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
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New Group Takes Aim at 'Toxic Nature' of K-12 Debate

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:26pm
A new communications organization headed by a former aide to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will seek to elevate the national conversation over education policy.
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Olney mother remembers teen and says others can learn from his death

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:26pm

His blue Sherwood High School lacrosse jersey was laid out beside his gloves and his stick and his brightly colored cleats. They filled a table near the front of an Olney church, where hundreds gathered Tuesday to mourn Shawn Gangloff.

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New Global Fellowship Launched to Train Teacher-Coaches

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:25pm
Teach For All, a network in 34 countries, is focusing a new, two-year fellowship on students with what it terms "learning differences."
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Urban Districts Develop Common-Core Guide for Teaching ELLs

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:24pm
The Council of Great City Schools has set out criteria to help educators bring common-core-aligned lessons and materials to English-learners.
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We Need Teachers of Color

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:24pm
School demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and classrooms need to reflect the shift, write Jacob Murray and Jackie Jenkins-Scott.
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Education Looms Large in Pivotal U.S. Senate Races

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:23pm
Stark policy differences over issues such as the common core and education funding add heat to a handful of competitive campaigns that could help decide which party controls the Senate.
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Principals Aren't Tapping Teacher-Effectiveness Data, Says Study

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:16pm
Researchers say many principals are not tapping into the data generated by new teacher-evaluation systems around the country.
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Prince William County reburies remains unearthed in school construction project

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:06pm

By 2016, a now-rocky plot south of Manassas will be home to rowdy football games and a new high school.

But on Saturday, it was the site of a solemn moment as Prince William County school officials and members of a local family gathered to dedicate a burial plot for the remains from a more than century-old grave. The grave, which likely belonged to ancestors of the Lynn family, was unearthed when contractors were preparing to build playing fields for the new school.

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Howard County Schools disciplines student who displayed Confederate flag at game

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:53pm

A Howard County student who unfurled a Confederate flag at a high school football game was disciplined, according to a spokeswoman for the school system.

Rebecca Amani-Dove, the spokeswoman, would not say what type of action was taken against the Glenelg student who displayed the flag while standing at the top of the bleachers during the season opener between Glenelg and River Hill high schools on Friday night. The student was immediately told to take the flag down.

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On U.S. News glamour lists, public colleges and universities are scarce at the top

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:58pm

Most college students in the United States — more than seven of every 10 — attend public institutions of higher education. The reason is straightforward: These schools have larger capacity and lower tuition.

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Strauss: How U.S. News concocts its college rankings

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:53pm

U.S. News& World Report just released the 2015 version of its famous college rankings (which, frankly isn’t very different from the 2014 version). Princeton is No. 1. Harvard is No. 2. Yale is 3. And it turns out, there are three No. 4s — Columbia, Stanford and Chicago. Stanford and Chicago  both shared No. 5 last year, but this year, they got just that much better to move on up.

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