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On education policy, and what Obama left unsaid in the State of the Union

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 1:10pm

Every year reporters scour the State of the Union address for mentions of key government programs and for rhetorical flourishes that reveal emerging presidential priorities.

But in the case of education, what might be most significant this year is what President Obama left unsaid in his address Tuesday night. He didn’t call for Congress to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law, and he didn’t lambaste colleges for rising tuition.

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Virginia Chamber lobbies for more pre-kindergarten programs

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:55pm

Hundreds of Virginia business leaders visited Richmond this week to meet with lawmakers and talk about their priorities for building a more business-friendly state.

And for the first time, their vision included a pitch for more high-quality preschool opportunities.

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Education Dept. allows public charter schools to hold weighted lottery

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:09pm

The Education Department on Wednesday reversed a long-standing policy and will now allow public charter schools that receive federal grants to give ­admissions preference to low-
income children, minorities and other disadvantaged students.

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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using Times Articles for ‘Copy-Change’ Text Collaborations

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:34am
In this idea, students collaborate to write a piece about “To Kill a Mockingbird” by “copy-changing” the words, sentences and paragraphs of a Times article into a version that is entirely new.
    





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Federal Report Calls For Better Tracking of Sex Abuse in Schools

Education Week - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:24am
Federal agencies, including the Department of Education, aren't doing enough to track incidents of sexual abuse committed by school personnel, congressional investigators say.
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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘O Me! O Life!’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:06am
“O Me! O Life!” by Walt Whitman and “Finding Purpose After Living With Delusion,” an article by Benedict Carey, appear in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do You Ever Feel Overlooked and Underappreciated?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 6:00am
Do you ever feel as if you play second fiddle to a friend, sibling or someone else?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Ice Storm Strands Thousands in Ill-Equipped South

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 5:30am
Why did so many problems occur if the region knew the storm was coming?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 30, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 5:10am
Can you choose the best synonym for “impecunious,” as it is used in the article?
    





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Strauss: U.S. Education Dept. decides Politico Pro costs too much

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 5:00am

The U.S. Education Department wanted to buy an annual subscription to POLITICO Pro to read its education coverage but decided that it was too expensive.

According to this solicitation , (which I found from a tweet by ed blogger Alexander Russo) the department’s Office of Communications and Outreach (OCO) wanted to “purchase a subscription to POLITICO Pro, a subscription-based news service distributed by email and accessible online.” It says:

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | vivisection

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in nine New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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