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Two Chicago universities, one private and one public, vie for Obama library

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:31pm
CHICAGO — It would be crushing here if the winner was New York. The bid from Hawaii, where Barack Obama was born, seems an afterthought.Four short words sum up the confident pitch from the South Side for the right to host the 44th president’s official library and museum: “Bring it on home.”Read full article >>






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Larry A. Bowers becomes Montgomery’s interim superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 7:07pm
The District‘Fierce advocate’ for charters to step downRobert Cane, the executive director of a pro-charter school advocacy group in the District, has announced he is leaving his job after more than 16 years.Read full article >>






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Mathews: How the hardest-working principals avoid burning themselves out

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 5:39pm
When Kristy Ochs became principal of the KIPP DC AIM Academy six years ago, she started at 7 a.m. and didn’t leave the Southeast Washington school until 8 p.m. Having taught at the public charter school since it began, she felt, as other staffers did, that her mostly low-income students’ impressive achievement levels — 30 percentage points above the city average in math and nearly 20 points above the average in reading — were worth the personal sacrifices.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: He Was Ready to Be a Stepdad. Was I Ready to Let Him?

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:06am
The first time I let my now-husband “solo” with my 10-year-old daughter, he forgot to feed her, and I “forgot” not to yell at him in front of her. I had to learn to let them become a family.






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New deputy mayor tells DCPS teachers she hopes to work ‘side by side’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 6:17pm
Jennifer Niles, the District’s new deputy mayor for education, told a group of D.C. Public School teachers Saturday that she is ready to stand “side by side” with them to improve opportunities for all students, during a conference organized by the Washington Teachers Union. Read full article >>






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Strauss: A fellow Republican calls out Ohio Gov. Kasich about Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 3:30pm
Ben Gibson is the vice president of the school board of Firelands Local Schools in Ohio. A Republican, he was nevertheless angered by comments that Ohio’s Republican governor, Gov. John Kasich, said recently on Fox News about the Common Core State Standards, and he decided to write a letter to him. Following is the letter, which was posted on the Firelands Local Schools blog, and sent to Kasich by e-mail and letter. I am publishing it with Gibson’s permission.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Law faculty accuses UNC panel of attempting to chill free speech

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 3:26pm
A few days ago, a University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ working group recommended shutting down three centers on university campuses, including Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity — even though the center is self-funding. Why would it be a target if it takes no state money?Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Eavesdropping on the Seventh Grade ‘Instagram Show’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:05pm
As a parent, I hate the app, and I too can’t quit it. When my daughter stops following some kid I know, it’s like she has killed off a character on my soap opera.






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At Princeton, Women Make Strides at Clubs That Once Barred Them

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:50pm
Recent elections of female presidents in eating clubs, student government and the newspaper may signal a significant shift on the Ivy League campus.
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Nobel Winner Is Quitting as Head of Revived University in India

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:47pm
Amartya Sen, the Nobel-winning economist, said he would quit as chancellor of Nalanda University this summer, saying the government wanted him to leave.






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Poll: Widespread misperceptions about the Common Core standards

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:44pm
Many Americans are confused about the Common Core State Standards, according to a new poll that finds widespread misperceptions that the academic standards — which cover only math and reading — extend to topics such as sex education, evolution, global warming and the American Revolution.Read full article >>






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Teens really are more exhausted, why taste matters, and the science behind post-joint munchies

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:46pm
A neuroscientist at the University of Virginia who studies the sense of taste is most fascinated, according to the university, by how quickly it can be regained: Taste cells regenerate in just about a week and a half.Read full article >>






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University of Tennessee responds to an allegation of rape

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:46pm
In a week when two University of Tennessee football players were charged with aggravated rape, a report in the Tennessean about yet another rape allegation against a football player got a lot of attention.Read full article >>






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