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Common-Core Repeal Faces Test at Okla. Supreme Court

Education Week - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:47am
A lawsuit that challenges the legislature's repeal of Common Core education standards for English and math is being scrutinized by Oklahoma's highest court.
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Degrees of Education: City College of San Francisco Survives

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:53am
A big community college had a long record of low graduation rates and uneven instruction. But when an overseer tried to act, an uproar ensued.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Germany Wins the World Cup

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:32am
What was the final score of the championship game of the World Cup on Sunday?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Cell Biology

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of cell biology by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | grotto

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 29 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Strauss: AFT calls for Education Secretary Duncan to submit to ‘improvement’ plan or resign

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 8:02pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s relations with the country’s largest teachers unions — which collectively have more than 4 million members — keep getting worse. Earlier this month, the nation’s largest teachers union called for him to resign. On Sunday,  the second-largest teachers union passed a resolution that stopped short of a direct call for him to quit but urged President Obama to put Duncan on an “improvement plan.” If Duncan doesn’t improve, he should resign, it says.

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D.C. bill would ban school suspensions for city’s pre-K students

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 8:00pm

The District’s traditional and charter schools would be prohibited from expelling or suspending pre-kindergartners in most circumstances under new legislation that D.C. Council member David Grosso plans to introduce Monday, part of a broader push to reduce punishments that keep students out of class.

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International Education: Dutch Higher Education Policy Refocuses on Quality

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:03pm
A shift from numerical targets aims to realign qualifications with job opportunities, but some opponents have cried foul.






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International Education: Stuck in Visa Debate, U.S. Risks Losing Researchers

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:01pm
As a debate in Congress over whether to extend green-card privileges to foreign students drags on, students are looking at opportunities outside the United States.






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Strauss: Readers react to what teachers told Obama

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 9:42am

There was a lot of reaction to a post I published a few days ago about what happened when four teachers from high-poverty schools sat down with President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for lunch at the White House to talk about education, teaching and school reform. Here are some of the reactions from readers.

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How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 5:46am
A freshman said she was sexually assaulted at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The school’s handling of the investigation left her wishing she had remained silent.






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Prototype: Shaping a School System, From the Ground Up

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:53pm
In starting a new educational network in Peru, a businessman turned to Ideo, a design company, to help devise everything from classrooms to business models.






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College Students Claim Voter ID Laws Discriminate Based on Age

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:40pm
College students have joined a legal challenge in North Carolina, claiming that the state’s requirements discriminate based on age.






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Sleepy campaign for D.C. Board of Education goes national

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 5:54pm

When Tierra Jolly thumbed through her mail on Monday, she was surprised to see campaign literature touting her bid for a seat on the D.C. State Board of Education.

Jolly, a teacher at a private parochial high school in Maryland, didn’t recognize the mailings, which featured her photograph and images of her students. And she said she’d never heard of Education Reform Now, the group that paid for the glossy literature.

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Montgomery algebra failures mean some students have to bail on summer plans

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:47pm

The day of her son’s eighth-grade promotion ceremony in Montgomery County, Susan Townsend got word that the teen had failed his Algebra 1 final exam. She says she was surprised, since he is a good test-taker and had a B average over his first three marking periods.

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How some colleges that ban premarital sex teach prevention of sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:34pm

Faced with rising furor over campus sex assaults, colleges across the country are spreading the word to students that it’s wrong to have sex with anyone who for whatever reason — drugs, alcohol, exhaustion — has lost the mental capacity to consent.

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