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International Education: College of Europe Aims to Produce Well-Rounded Civil Servants

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:02pm
Long known as a training ground for European Union bureaucrats, the College of Europe faces challenges in its bid to produce well-rounded civil servants.






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Strauss: Fact-checking Campbell Brown: What she said, what research really shows

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:31am

Former CNN correspondent Campbell Brown appeared on The Colbert Report last week in her role as head of the new Partnership for Educational Justice, an advocacy organization that is supporting seven parents in a lawsuit against New York State’s teacher tenure laws. (Supporting may be underestimating what the group is doing, given that she called the parents “our plaintiffs.”)  Colbert asked her some good questions but her answers were, well, questionable. In the following post, Alyssa Hadley Dunn,  a former high school English teacher who is now an assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, fact-checks Brown’s answers. Dunn researches urban schools, educational policy, and social justice.

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Motherlode Blog: The Case for Bribing Kids to Memorize Poetry

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:08am
I offered an hour and 15 minutes of Minecraft in exchange for memorizing a poem, and my son was in.






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Legislatures taking state education into their own hands

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 9:52pm

The backlash against the Common Core has prompted lawmakers in at least 12 states to get more involved in setting their own K-12 academic standards, injecting politics into a process usually conducted in obscurity by bureaucrats.

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Crews Repair Water Main at U.C.L.A.

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 8:33pm
Crews at the University of California, Los Angeles, finished major repairs Saturday on a main that burst and poured 20 million gallons of water onto the campus, ruining the new court at Pauley Pavilion.






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Maryland schools moving away from suspensions for disrespect

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:08pm

Maryland is urging its 1,450 public schools to move away from student suspensions for incidents of disrespect and insubordination as part of newly approved code-of-conduct guidelines.

The guidelines reflect the sweeping changes that the Maryland State Board of Education made six months ago as it sought to take a more rehabilitative approach toward student misconduct and reduce racial disparities in punishment.

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Neighbors concerned about adding lights at T.C. Williams High School’s stadium

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:59pm

Calvin Terrell was born in a six-bedroom house on King Street that been passed down from his grandparents in one of Alexandria’s oldest communities of African American homeowners. In the early 1960s, that house was demolished to make way for T.C. Williams High School.

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Neighbors concerned about adding lights at T.C. Williams High School’s stadium

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:59pm

Calvin Terrell was born in a six-bedroom house on King Street that had been passed down from his grandparents in one of Alexandria’s oldest communities of African American homeowners. In the early 1960s, that house was demolished to make way for T.C. Williams High School.

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Well: The Joy of Becoming a Veterinarian

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:11pm
A literary society aims to inspire students and remind vets why they went into the profession.






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Safety at School: Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:07pm
A lack of funding for investigators means the real power of the legislation would be the anonymous survey data from students published online.






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Motherlode Blog: The Kids Who Don’t Beat Autism

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 2:08pm
Applied behavioral analysis therapy holds the possibility of “beating” autism. Some families will achieve an optimal outcome; they say, some children will become indistinguishable. Our son did not, but there’s a lot besides autism that distinguishes him.






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Va. students create videos about historical figures, sites

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:00pm
A group of Virginia middle-school students recently studied historical figures such as Clara Barton and visited battlefields  -More
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Pa. students blend journalism with service-learning projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:00pm
A group of students in grades four through seven recently combined service-learning projects and journalism as part of a Youn -More
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Calif. bill seeks to end English-only instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:00pm
A California Senate bill aims to place an initiative on the November 2016 ballot to reinstate bilingual education in schools. -More
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Teacher tenure in N.Y. is challenged in court

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:00pm
A second lawsuit has been filed in New York that takes aim at tenure in the state.  -More
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Fla. districts work to reduce bullying, improve student safety

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:00pm
School districts in Florida have placed a priority on teaching students about bullying and have adopted zero-tolerance stance -More
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One month after ISTE conference, what have we learned?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:00pm
Technology will never replace teachers in the classroom, according to Chad Stevens, a K-12 education strategist for CDW-G and -More
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