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Behind Ivy Walls: More on American Colleges’ Standing in the World

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:55pm
Defenders of the supremacy of United States universities are using arguments that don't stand up to scrutiny.
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Monica Warren-Jones to step down from D.C. education board

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:46pm

Monica Warren-Jones, who represents Ward 6 on the D.C. State Board of Education, announced this weekend that she will not seek reelection in November.

Warren-Jones said she is leaving the board to focus on improving social services and housing for the city’s disadvantaged children and families.

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Motherlode Blog: Watching the World Cup, and Watching Children See Dishonesty Pay Off

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:14pm
We sports fans often think that had it not been for the other team’s misbehavior, our team would have won. In soccer, that’s more likely to be true—which makes soccer more difficult to watch with kids.






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Fix the ESEA Waivers Before It's Too Late

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:23am
States have failed to use federal leeway to update their accountability systems in meaningful ways, write Morgan Polikoff, Andrew McEachin, Stephani Wrabel, and Matthew Dugue.
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For Vergara Ruling on Teachers, Big Questions Loom

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:22am
The decision by a California judge declaring unconstitutional key aspects of teacher tenure and due-process protections has made waves, but the implications in that state and beyond remain unclear.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Students Challenge Voter ID Laws

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:15am
What grounds do students who attend out-of-state colleges and universities have for challenging voter ID laws?






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Strauss: How college remediation rates are distorted — and why

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:01am

Are a large percentage of high school graduates so unprepared for college when they get there that they have to take remedial courses to catch up? School reformers like to say so, and throw out big percentages of students who are said to need remediation. But where do these figures come from, and are they accurate? Award-winning Prinicipal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York  looks at this issue in the following post.

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Strauss: A watershed moment for technology in education

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:01am

It is more than likely that many of you don’t know much, if anything, about the “E-Rate,” which is formally the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund administered  under the auspices of the Federal Communications Commission.  The E-Rate offers discounts for schools and libraries to get Internet access and telecommunications. This week, the FCC will vote on modernizing the E-Rate in a move that would first redirect a few billion dollars in E-Rate funds to the benefit of millions of students this year alone. In this post, Julius Genachowski and Jim Coulter explain why they think the FCC should approve the modernization. Genachowski is managing director of The Carlyle Group and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Jim Coulter is a commissioner of the bi-partisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, and co-founder and chief executive officer of TPG Holdings.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Scientists

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of scientists by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | veracity

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 84 New York Times articles in the past year.






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International Education: Academic Scandal Shakes Japan

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:02pm
Accusations of fabricating data and plagiarism by a researcher have prompted questions about the quality of science in a country that still punches below its international weight in cutting-edge research.






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International Education: European Students’ Use of ‘Smart Drugs’ Is Said to Rise

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:02pm
Under heavy pressure to excel, significant numbers of students are using cognitive enhancers to keep up with academic demands, recent studies show.






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Strauss: Departing NEA president blasts ‘incredible onslaught of corporate reformers’ — including Michelle Rhee

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:16am

National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel delivered his final keynote speech at the 2014 Representative Assembly of the nation’s largest teachers union, blasting Michelle Rhee and other corporate school reformers, and urging the organization’s more than 3 million members to work to change the course of education. “Proceed until apprehended!” he urged.

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New D.C. charter school highlights debate over planning

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 3:46pm

A new science-themed D.C. charter school plans to open its doors this fall across the street from a traditional school that serves the same grade levels and has the same academic focus, highlighting a lack of coordination that has drawn increasing scrutiny in recent months.

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Wall Street Banks and Private Equity Firms Compete for Young Talent

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:10am
Private-equity firms are pushing earlier than ever to lure Wall Street investment banks’ most promising talent.






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Strauss: Why many Democrats have turned against teachers unions

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:01am

For years now it’s been clear that Democrats have splintered over the issue of corporate school reform. President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have been leaders of the movement to transform public schools through standardized-test-based “accountability” and the expansion of charter schools, with other Democrats arguing that these reform measures are not effective ways of closing the achievement gap and improving student performance.

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