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Mathews: Beware Chinese data: Its schools might not be so great

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 5:39pm

For much of my life, I have been obsessed with China. A TV documentary about the Great Leap Forward caught my eye when I was 16. I studied Chinese language, government and history in college and graduate school, then spent five years as The Washington Post’s bureau chief in Hong Kong and Beijing. My wife, who was my Los Angeles Times competitor, and I wrote a book about the country.

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Briefly: Education: Oxford Apologizes for Email Containing Students' Marks

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 1:01pm
University College, Oxford, has apologized after an official mistakenly sent out a mass email naming poorly performing students.
    





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International Education: For Arabs in Israel, Curriculum Choice Is Politically Charged

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 1:01pm
The politicization of education is particularly evident in East Jerusalem, a predominantly Arab neighborhood.
    





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International Education: Palestinians Divided Over Boycott of Israeli Universities

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 12:56pm
A handful of scholars say they oppose any cutting of academic ties, though few say so publicly.
    





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Another Academic Group Considers Israel Censure

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:00pm
The Modern Language Association took a step toward approving a resolution to oppose what it called Israel’s discriminatory “denials of entry” to scholars trying to visit the West Bank.
    





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Dunbar High autonomy proposal stirs debate in D.C.

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 5:19pm

A proposal to improve Dunbar High School by converting it to an autonomous and selective school has generated widespread debate among teachers, students, alumni and community members. It’s a debate not only about the future of Dunbar, one of the District’s most storied public schools, but also about the city’s ability to serve all students.

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Fair Game: Inspecting a Student Loan Spigot

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:39am
ITT Educational Services, which operates for-profit technical schools, has drawn the attention of regulators over a private lending trust.
    
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Strauss: Arne Duncan: Why can’t we be more like South Korea?

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:01am

For years, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has lamented that the United States isn’t anywhere near as serious about educating its young people as the South Koreans. He did it in 2010, for example, in a speech in which he told the story about how South Korea’s then-president, Lee Myung-bak, once told President Obama that his country’s biggest educational challenge was that “parents are too demanding.” And he just did it again, in a Jan. 13 speech to a parents summit sponsored by the National Assessment Governing Board, in which he told the story about how South Korea’s then-president, Lee Myung-bak, once told President Obama that his country’s biggest educational challenge was that “parents are too demanding.”

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Strauss: Everything you need to know about Common Core -- Ravitch

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 9:45am

Diane Ravitch, the education historian who has become the leader of the movement against corporate-influenced school reform, gave this speech to the Modern Language Association on Jan. 11 about the past, present and future of the Common Core State Standards.

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Johns Hopkins U. gives its president, Ronald J. Daniels, a 5-year contract extension

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 5:23pm

Johns Hopkins University said Friday its board of trustees has approved a five-year contract extension for university President Ronald J. Daniels.

Daniels took the helm of the 21,000-student research university in March 2009. Among his priorities have been redeveloping a downtrodden east Baltimore neighborhood next to the university’s medical complex, increasing undergraduate financial aid and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship.

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Alaska middle-schoolers' project explores Alaska Native culture

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 3:12pm
Randy Smith Middle School students in Fairbanks, Alaska, recently designed their own personalized traditional Alaska Native m -More
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W.Va. high-school students explore C-SPAN's mobile resources

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 3:12pm
Civics and social studies students at a high school in West Virginia recently learned more about government and the political -More
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Grant to aid Conn. 4th-graders' study of Native Americans

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 3:12pm
Fourth-graders at a school in Derby, Conn., soon will learn about the area's days as a trading post as well as the Native Ame -More
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Bringing students' love of fashion into the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 3:12pm
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Bring the Prohibition Era alive — Free Lesson Plan Download
Today would be Al Capone's 115th birthday. Download this complete lesson plan for free today and bring the people of the Prohibition Era to life! These interactive lessons allow your students to learn first-hand about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal. Use these hands-on, modular activities to teach this important part of our history.

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Va. mulls eliminating social studies exams

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 3:12pm
Lawmakers in Virginia are considering a proposal to eliminate statewide social studies tests in elementary grades, along with -More
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App allows Va. teachers, students to create digital content

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 3:12pm
Teachers in Virginia, as well as students, will be able to create their own interactive content for mobile devices, tablets a -More
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