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Rural Districts Score Big in Latest Race to Top Round

Education Week - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 9:39am
Five winners, all from the South, are splitting $120 million of the federal grant funding, in the competition that mostly rewarded small and rural districts.
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Why Arne Duncan's PISA Comments Miss the Mark

Education Week - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 9:38am
Teachers are paying close attention to their students' academic well-being, contrary to the image painted by Arne Duncan and those who take the U.S. PISA results out of context, write father and son educators Robert and David Weintraub.
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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 6, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a New York Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. Live moderation is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Challenges of Ending Poverty

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 5:33am
What percentage of Americans live in poverty? How does this rate compare with 50 years ago?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Jan. 6, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:29am
What four words fill in the blanks from this article about a Mexican holiday tradition?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | ruffian

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past three years.
    





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Alexandria students push for alternatives to suspension

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 8:39pm

Although Alexandria schools officials have agreed to implement a restorative justice pilot program at T.C. Williams High School this year in an effort to deal with the racially lopsided results of its school discipline policies, the program has yet to begin, leaving some students frustrated.

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Before creating plan to improve D.C. middle schools, chancellor wants community input

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 6:05pm

The District’s school system cannot articulate how it will turn around its long-struggling middle schools until it gathers more input from the community, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said recently in response to pressure from the D.C. Council to outline an improvement plan.

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I’m no Common Core fan, but give it a chance

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 4:20pm

As our national battle over the Common Core standards escalates this year, remember that new standards and curricula rarely improve schools. What does work is families becoming more affluent, teachers becoming more proficient and students spending more time and energy on their studies.

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International Education: From L’Aquila Quake’s Rubble, an Academic Birth

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 1:01pm
Four and a half years after an earthquake devastated L'Aquila in Italy, the Gran Sasso Science Institute has just opened in a bid to regenerate the city through education.
    





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International Education: Backlash Against Israel Boycott Throws Academic Association on Defensive

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 1:00pm
The American Studies Association has become the target of widespread criticism after it voted to boycott Israel's higher-education institutions.
    
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Former Baltimore Colt Sanders Shivers now advocates for early-childhood education

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 10:17pm

Sanders Shiver used to run down football fields, a stalwart defensive presence as a linebacker for the NFL’s Baltimore Colts.

Thirty-four years after his best pro football season, Sanders now walks down the hallways of a Prince George’s County school, greeting students by leaning his 6-foot-2 frame down to give high-fives to children in the early-childhood program at Carmondy Hills Elementary.

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In Montgomery County schools, no answers yet for failed math exams

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 4:36pm

Montgomery County schools officials plan to survey students taking high school final exams in math next week about how they think about and prepare for the biggest test of the semester, as school leaders explore the causes of steep failure rates on the countywide tests.

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Virginia Tech fined $5,000 for safety law breach in case related to 2007 massacre

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 2:01pm

The federal government has fined Virginia Tech $5,000 for a violation of a campus safety law in connection with the 2007 massacre at the public university in Blacksburg.

The fine, ordered Friday by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, follows a finding that the university had inconsistent policies on the timely warning of safety threats and failed to disclose one of them as required under the federal Clery Act. The fine is lower than the maximum possible, $27,500.

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Vocations: The High School Teacher: Finding Her Teaching Voice

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 1:09pm
An assistant principal says the “teacher-student evangelical style” of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which she learned at an early age, became “the foundation of my teaching ability later in life.”
    





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