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Op-Ed Contributors: What’s the Matter With Kansas’ Schools?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:18pm
The state’s relentless cuts in education could hurt the whole country.
    





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Md. lawmakers conduct fundraising frenzy on eve of legislative session

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 7:51pm

They arrived not long after sunrise — those whose connections could help steer the course of legislation in Maryland and those who wish they could — and descended upon historic inns, bars and a union shop for breakfast.

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BAE Systems, Airbus Group swap out CEOs of U.S. based businesses

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 6:58pm

The heads of the U.S. units of two major European defense contractors said Tuesday they are stepping down, making way for new leadership at a time when defense spending is being cut.

Sean O’Keefe, the chief executive of Airbus Group’s Herndon, Va.-based North American unit will leave his post in March, the company said Tuesday, while Linda Hudson, chief executive of the U.S. unit of BAE Systems, will cede her role to Gerard J. DeMuro.

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The Learning Network Blog: Economic Inequality in America: Developing a New War on Poverty

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:58pm
In this lesson students will learn about the problems of poverty and economic inequality in America, and then they will research possible solutions as they propose a new war on poverty for 2014.
    





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InBloom Sputters Amid Concerns About Privacy of Student Data

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:54pm
The education nonprofit, which burst onto the scene a year ago backed by $100 million in grants, is struggling to convince states and districts to use its cloud-based, data-organization program.
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Cloud Computing in K-12 Expands, Raising Data Privacy Concerns

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:53pm
Many school districts have not set clear policies and practices for storing data in the cloud, according to a study by the Fordham Law School.
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Inspections Piloted for Teacher-Prep Programs

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:52pm
The effort, now focused on New Mexico and Texas, seeks to gauge how standards for teacher preparation are playing out in lecture halls and K-12 classrooms.
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Colorado District Found to Violate Campaign Rules

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:51pm
A state judge says the Douglas County school system broke campaign laws when it commissioned a white paper supporting the school board's 'reform agenda.'
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The Yellow School Bus: A Model for Equity

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:50pm
It will take applying a grass-roots theory of educational change to public schools to recapture the spirit of community, equity, and shared responsibility that is symbolized by the yellow school bus, Peter W. Cookson Jr. writes.
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Learning From a Test

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:50pm
Using a miniversion of the Program for International Student Assessment can be a powerful tool in understanding the factors that have an impact on school performance, writes Jack Dale.
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Corrections

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:13pm
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Transition

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:11pm
Matthew Blomstedt was chosen as Nebraska's new education commissioner, effective Jan. 2.
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Area school districts offer different reactions to cold weather

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:57pm

School districts throughout the Washington region reacted differently to the forecasts of frigid temperatures Tuesday, with some opting to open as usual, others deciding to close for the day and some delaying their start by two hours.

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Fairfax foreign language programs lottery open

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:19pm

Fairfax County parents may now register their elementary school-aged children for a lottery to enter specialized foreign language programs. The registration for the world language immersion programs for kindergarten and first-grade students will be open until Feb. 14, at 4:30 p.m. Parents will be notified if their children are accepted by late March for first grade and late May for kindergartners.

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Strauss: A sobering way to start 2014

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:01pm

In the current issue of The American Prospect, Richard Rothstein reviews Patrick Sharkey’s “Stuck in Place,” a 2013 book that helps explain the persistent failure of educational policy to spur the upward mobility of low-income African American youth. Here’s a piece on the findings in the book by Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit organization created to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. This appeared on the EPI website.

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Students' Shifting Marijuana Views Tied to Legalization Push

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:45am
Some experts are blaming campaigns to legalize marijuana for rises in the numbers of teenagers who use the drug or view its regular use as harmless.
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