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Small Business: How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:48am
Since the university’s officers committed to watching over Midtown in 2009, residents and businesses have reclaimed the streets.
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D.C. schools chancellor recommends overhaul of capital planning process

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:49am
D.C. Schools chancellor Kaya Henderson is calling for an overhaul of the process for mapping out school modernizations in the coming years, saying that the renovations have become overly political and prohibitively expensive. Read full article >>






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Adjunct professor: This is why part-time professors are walking out today

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:37am
Adjunct faculty across the country are calling for a walk-out today to protest their working conditions, including uncertain course loads semester to semester, and low or stagnant pay.Here Karen Hildebrand, an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, takes on this issue:Read full article >>






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Federal officials support transgender teen in civil rights suit against schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:26am
Federal officials have offered their support for a teen who has accused four Michigan school districts of discriminating against him because he is transgender.U.S. civil rights laws protect “all individuals from sex discrimination, including transgender individuals,” lawyers for the Justice and Education departments wrote in a statement filed in federal district court.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: What’s Your Relationship Like With Your Pet?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:00am
What does your pet mean to you?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Kehinde Wiley Puts a Classical Spin on His Contemporary Subjects

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:26am
What does a Wiley painting typically look like, both according to the descriptions here and based on your own observations?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Cute Animal Videos

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:05am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 13 article, “In Praise of the Cute Animal Video.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: How Twitter is changing the national Common Core debate

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:00am
Is Twitter affecting the national debate on the Common Core State Standards initiative? Three researchers working on a digital reporting project say “yes” — and they call this the first national policy conversation played out in social media.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | anomalous

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 54 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Prince William County schools must cut $17.5 million from annual budget

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:39pm
Prince William County school officials are faced with cutting $17.5 million from a budget already strained by years of reductions and booming enrollment, the School Board learned Monday night.The school system, the second-largest in Virginia with more than 80,000 students, is entering one of its toughest budget seasons in years. Late last year, the Board of County Supervisors, which provides about half of the school system’s budget, signaled it would set the tax rate lower than planned. If the county board follows through with its plans, it will leave the schools with $11 million less than they had anticipated in the coming school year and a total of $113 million less over five years.Read full article >>






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D.C. Public Schools plans to offer principals multi-year contracts

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:18pm
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday that she plans to begin offering principals multi-year contracts, perhaps as soon as next school year, in response to repeated calls from school leaders and community members for more stability at the top of their schools.Read full article >>






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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Abuse Reporting

Education Week - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:39pm
The case before the high court asks whether teachers' duty to report suspected child abuse makes them adjuncts of law enforcement when it comes to prosecution.
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Some States Put Parents in Charge of Student Spending

Education Week - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:38pm
Education savings accounts—which allow parents to use public funds to customize schooling for their children—are the newest frontier in school choice.
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Teachers' Unions Push Congress on NCLB Rewrite

Education Week - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:37pm
The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers step up lobbying efforts, targeting lawmakers in their districts.
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Educators' Views Vary in Dispute Over Health Care Law

Education Week - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:33pm
The U.S. Supreme Court to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, involving subsidies to those in states without their own health-care insurance marketplaces.
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Common Core Seen Falling Short in High School Math

Education Week - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:32pm
Even some of the most ardent supporters of the standards say the ones developed for the upper grades have weaknesses and should be revisited.
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Indiana Test Furor Adds to State's K-12 Tension

Education Week - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:31pm
Officials scramble to cut back the length of time needed for the Indiana's state assessment, amid a continued tussle over education leadership in the state.
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NCLB Waiver States Share in New SIG Flexibility

Education Week - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:31pm
School Improvement Grant rules out this month give more leeway on turnaround strategies to states with waivers, not just to SIG recipients.
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Parents' Incarceration Takes Toll on Children, Studies Say

Education Week - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:30pm
Researchers are finding that having a parent in prison can be more traumatic to students than a parent’s death or divorce.
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