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Howard U.: A look at two presidential searches

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:49am

The last time Howard University was looking for a president, the board of trustees picked a pair of heavy hitters as co-chairmen of the search committee: business executive Richard D. Parsons and retired Gen. Colin L. Powell.

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The Learning Network Blog: Do TV Shows Like ‘16 and Pregnant’ Promote or Discourage Teenage Pregnancy?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:47am
Do you think these shows glamorize teenage pregnancy? Or do they present a cautionary tale?
    





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Emily Durso, former interim D.C. education superintendent, named to new DCPS role

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:40am

Emily Durso, who briefly served as the District’s interim state superintendent of education last year, has taken a new job with D.C. Public Schools, where she will be responsible for overseeing an effort to improve the city’s traditional middle and high schools.

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Education Laws Overdue for Renewal Languish in Congress

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 9:02am
Advocates worry that a wide range of education statutes long overdue for updating will continue to stall amid partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Rising Tide Is a Mystery That Sinks Island Hopes

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:30am
Why do scientists think the lake is growing so quickly?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Jan. 14

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about World War II.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | anesthetic

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 51 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Bits Blog: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me a Job

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 9:42pm
Collegefeed, a start-up, has developed a computerized system that matches college students and recent graduates and employers looking for educated, entry-level workers.
    





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Prince George’s schools submit report to Maryland lawmakers on governance structure

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 7:46pm

The Prince George’s County school system — operating under a new governance structure for the past six months — has hired a new superintendent, gained six new school board members and is pushing forward with plans to reinvent itself, according to a new report submitted to state lawmakers.

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Rep. George Miller, leading Democratic voice on education, set to retire

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 7:27pm

Rep. George Miller’s decision to retire after 40 years in Congress, coming after the announced retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin (Iowa), means Democrats will lose their two strongest congressional leaders on education issues at the end of the year.

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Vernon Jordan to head Howard University’s presidential search committee

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 5:52pm

Howard University’s board of trustees announced Monday that veteran Washington lawyer Vernon E. Jordan Jr. will lead a presidential search committee charged with replacing Sidney A. Ribeau, who retired abruptly last year after months of internal debate over the condition of the university.

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Fairfax school employee charged with embezzlement in school laptop thefts

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 5:21pm

A Fairfax County schools employee was arrested Monday on charges that he stole hundreds of school system computers and put them up for sale online.

Craig Soderberg, 60, of Alexandria was charged with two counts of embezzlement in a scheme to refurbish older laptops and sell them on the secondary market, police said. They said they found more than 1,200 laptops at Soderberg’s home in a search on Thursday.

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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 7, 2014 – Jan 13, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:39pm
A political scandal, a chemical spill, the Golden Globes and a same-sex marriage battle: how many of the 10 news stories in this quiz have you followed this week?
    





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Strauss: Is teacher education a disaster?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:30pm

One of the biggest debates in public education today is over how to best educate student teachers for the rigors of the classroom. This is the third and final part of a series on the subject by scholar Mike Rose, who is on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and author of books that include Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education and Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America . A revised and expanded version of his latest book, Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us“, is due out in February.

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List offers resources for service learning in honor of MLK Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is remembered annually in January through a National Day of Service, and Elizabeth Weiland wr -More
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