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Strauss: What should a school do with a child like this?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:31pm

What should a school be able to do with a child like this?

A third-grade student in a Key Largo, Fla., public school was suspended for two days after he “reportedly threatened to shoot and stab his classmates and teachers during an outburst,” according to the Miami Herald. The unidentified student, according to a report filed with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, pretended to stab a classmate and a teacher with a pencil, told classmates that he was going “to shoot them all in the head,” and described how he was going to attack classmates with a chainsaw, the paper said.

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At Least 2 Injured in New Mexico School Shooting

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:28pm
Officials in southern New Mexico say a shooting at a Roswell middle school left at least two children injured and a suspect is in custody.
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Fairfax schools chief defends asking supervisors for $98M more in funds

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:06pm

Fairfax County schools superintendent Karen Garza vigorously defended her proposed $2.5 billion budget Monday as “reasonable” while some School Board members questioned her tactic of asking for far more than county supervisors have said they are willing to give.

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Strauss: And now, the Bunkum Awards (you wouldn’t want to win)

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:17pm

We just watched the Golden Globe Awards, and now we have the Bunkum Awards.

The Bunkum Awards?

Presented by the National Education Policy Center, which brings together interdisciplinary scholars at the University of Colorado, Boulder, these awards are given for what the presenters say is “shoddy” educational research, “work based on weak data, questionable analysis and overblown recommendations.”

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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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