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The Teachers' Unions Must Embrace the Future

Education Week - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:30am
Rather than stall progress, the NEA and the AFT should help schools transition from relics of the past to institutions of the future, writes Leslie C. Francis.
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Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States

Education Week - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:28am
Despite heated resistance and high-profile bills, states' academic guidelines may still look a lot like the Common Core State Standards.
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New York Educators Fight Back on Attacks to Tenure

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31pm
The United Federation of Teachers sent out a memo defending tenure laws after two parents groups in New York filed lawsuits to challenge it.






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North Carolina Budget Deal Includes a Raise for Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:22pm
Legislators have announced a tentative budget agreement that includes a pay raise for public schoolteachers, but analysts expect that the proposed changes will mean more cuts elsewhere.






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Degrees of Education: When the College Admissions Battle Starts at Age 3

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:19pm
In New York City, some parents are hoping that elite prekindergarten will give their children an edge at getting into Harvard. But will it?






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N.C.A.A. Deal Revamps Head-Injury Care

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:43pm
The settlement brings a significant change in the care and safety of current and former college athletes, including a $70 million medical monitoring fund and a new national protocol for head injuries.






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Montgomery board gives up district-funded credit cards and adopts new rules

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:47pm

Montgomery County’s school board members unanimously voted to give up their district-paid credit cards, adopting a sweeping set of new spending rules after public disclosure of improper charges, unclear guidelines and poor oversight.

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Fairfax schools budget administrator Kristen Michael promoted to top ranks

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:25pm

An experienced budget administrator for Fairfax County schools has been promoted to become the new assistant superintendent of financial services.

Kristen Michael, the former director of budget services, will succeed Susan Quinn, who became chief operating officer in July. Michael will assume her new position on Aug. 1.

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