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Teacher Pay Raise a Mixed Deal in North Carolina

Education Week - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:55am
The new budget gives teachers an average increase of 7 percent in the coming year, but radically revamps the existing salary schedule in a way some veterans don’t like.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Kim Kardashian Video Game

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:14am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Comedian, Dies at 63 in Suspected Suicide

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:30am
What was your reaction to the announcement that Robin Williams had died?






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Strauss: Campbell Brown responds to critics (including me)

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:02am

I have recently published several posts about a new effort led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown to eliminate or restrict teacher and other job protections for teachers. (You can see them here, here, here and here.) Brown has appeared on numerous television shows recently arguing that legal job protections for teachers have a negative impact on student achievement; critics say there is no research showing a connection between teacher tenure laws and lower rates of student achievement.  In the following post, Brown responds to the posts I have published as well as other criticism of her activism. Readers, as always, are welcome to respond.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Volcanoes

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:32am
Test your knowledge of volcanoes by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | kudos

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Columbia Cancels Concert Amid Safety Concerns

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:24pm
On Monday, Columbia University officials canceled Bacchanal, a campuswide concert scheduled for next month. Student groups argued the move was made to reduce sexual assaults on campus, while school officials denied that harassment concerns played a part in the decision.






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In Upper West Side Playground Fight, It’s Parents vs. Parents

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:14pm
First proposed in 2012, the renovation of Public School 166’s outdoor amphitheater, considered an architectural gem by some and outdated by others, has stalled as a war of words spins on.






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Manassas principal resigns, loses teaching license after allegedly faking résumé

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:04pm

A Manassas City principal resigned and has lost his teaching license after officials alleged that he falsified most of his educational credentials, presenting himself as having college degrees he did not and slipping through school system vetting procedures.

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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Former Associate Dean to Plead Guilty in Case on Investments

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:41pm
Federal prosecutors in Boston said that a former associate dean at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his son had agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 7 | On Freedom, Order and Subway Acrobats

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:22pm
Our winner this week was Dillon H., and our Penguin Young Readers guest judge was Andrew Smith.






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High-profile Head Start center in the District loses federal funding

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:18pm

When Congress reauthorized Head Start in 2007, a little girl named Cynthia Martinez-Cardoso from one of the District’s longest-running Head Start centers sat in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lap as she signed the bill.

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Top Math Prize Has Its First Female Winner

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:50pm
A professor at Stanford who made an important discovery about dynamical systems joined three other mathematicians in accepting the Fields Medal.
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Help Wanted: Prince George’s searches for full-time registered nurses for schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:20pm

The Prince George’s County Public School System is aggressively trying to recruit school nurses to build up its compliment of trained professionals to handle medical emergencies and other needs as it heads into a new school year in two weeks.

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Johns Hopkins U. faces federal probe related to handling of sex assault reports

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:15pm

The federal government has begun an investigation of Johns Hopkins University related to its response to reports of sex assault, the school said Tuesday.

The announcement from university President Ronald J. Daniels, in an e-mail to students, faculty and staff, means that the prestigious private university based in Baltimore joins dozens of other colleges and universities nationwide that face similar federal probes.

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Montgomery schools project highest one-year enrollment jump since 2000

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:05pm

With school starting in less than two weeks, Montgomery County has firmed up its enrollment forecast: Its student population will surge by 2,864, the largest one-year jump in more than a decade.

Projections call for a record-high student enrollment of 154,153 for the coming school year, said Bruce Crispell, director of long-range planning for Montgomery schools.

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Strauss: Readers’ questions for Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:48pm

I recently published a post about a teacher in Charleston, S.C., who asked Education Secretary Arne Duncan a gutsy question during a video chat Duncan had with educators. Here are some questions that readers have since sent in that they would like to see Duncan answer.

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Square Feet: A University’s Partnership Reshapes Bowling Green, Ky.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:37pm
Western Kentucky University, a performing arts center and a medical complex have helped transform Bowling Green.






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