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Strauss: Justifying Richard Sherman by his GPA at Stanford

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 5:30pm

With the Super Bowl nearly upon us, here’s an interesting take on the recent media spectacle surrounding Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks, his behavior and his excellent record at Stanford University. It was written by P.L. Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina, writes in this post about the plight of teachers. Thomas edited the book “Becoming and Being a Teacher,” and wrote the book “Ignoring Poverty in the U.S.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Education.” This was published on his blog, the becoming radical.

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Strauss: Harvard business dean apologizes for sexism on campus

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 4:25pm

In a rather remarkable admission, the dean of the Harvard Business School apologized for the way the school has treated female students and teachers over its 50-year-old history and promised to remedy the problem.

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Preoccupations: Reopening an Employment Door to the Young

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:59am
Many employers lament recent graduates’ lack of specialized skills. But a management consultant says these young people still offer much potential for a company’s future.
    





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Strauss: The trouble with calls for universal ‘high-quality’ pre-K

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 6:00am

Whenever policymakers talk about universal preschool -- and that is happening more frequently these days -- they always say that it must be “high quality,” but they never explain what that actually means. Here author Alfie Kohn explains why the absence of definition may be troubling. Kohn is the author of 13 books about education and human behavior, including “The Schools Our Children Deserve,” “The Homework Myth,” and, due out later this spring, “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.” He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.

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Funds Meant for Charters May Be Diverted to Pre-K

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:33pm
Carmen Fariña, the new schools chancellor, said she plans to take $210 million reserved for charter schools and use it to create thousands of new prekindergarten seats.
    





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Fight Over Effective Teachers Shifts to Courtroom

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:16pm
Nine public school students are challenging California’s tenure system, arguing that their right to a quality education is violated by job protections that make it too difficult to fire bad instructors.
    





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Fairfax schools system destroyed sensitive worker files, could face fine of up to $6 million

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 7:28pm

Fairfax County public schools could owe more than $6 million to the federal government after mistakenly destroying several thousand employee files that noted citizenship status.

School officials said that about 5,600 employees’ files were shredded in 2006 but that the discovery was made only last year, after the administration audited hiring records.

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Obama Uses Address to Push K-12 Agenda

Education Week - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:23pm
President Barack Obama steered clear of new education initiatives in his State of the Union address, but is expected to use executive authority to push his priorities.
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Snow Days Turn Into E-Learning Days for Some Schools

Education Week - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:07pm
Recent bouts of snow and extreme cold across many states have led to widespread school cancellations, but some educators have tapped e-learning to keep up educational momentum.
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Proposed D.C. Promise scholarship program could threaten D.C. TAG, Norton warns

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 4:03pm

Ahead of a vote Tuesday to give District residents one of the nation’s few publicly financed college scholarship programs, the city’s delegate to Congress is sounding alarms.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) says the plan proposed by council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) could upend a long-standing federal scholarship program that’s unique to the city and has become key to how thousands of families budget for college.

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Virginia Intermont College, with dwindling enrollment, intends to merge with Fla. school

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:48pm

A private liberal arts college in southwestern Virginia with dwindling enrollment announced Friday it intends to merge with a larger university in Florida.

Virginia Intermont College, in Bristol near the Tennessee border, reported to state authorities that it had 378 students in the fall term — an enrollment decline of 35 percent since 2010. It is one of many small private colleges that have struggled with recruiting in recent years amid upheaval in the market nationwide.

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Mich. student produces documentary for end-of-year history assignment

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
A high-school junior in Michigan has turned his end-of-year history report -- about abolitionist John Brown -- into a 40-minu -More
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How to deliver a more engaging lecture

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
Lectures are a valid and effective instructional method despite a negative reputation, writes Todd Finley, Edutopia editorial -More
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How to use newspaper articles to engage struggling readers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
Margueya Poupko, a teacher at Bruriah High School in Elizabeth, N.J., was struggling to reach her students when she decided t -More
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