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Mathews: Four ways for low-income schools to thrive, according to a remarkable study

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:33pm

For the past 31 years, since I stumbled across amazing things happening at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, my main topic as an education writer has been schools whose low-income students have been raised to unexpected heights of academic achievement. There are many schools in the Washington area that have done that. What about those that haven’t?

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Showdown Brews as Congress Turns Focus to K-12 Spending

Education Week - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 3:57pm
With sequestration on hold and a broad spending outline in the bag, congressional appropriators face tough budget choices on individual education programs.
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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Ode’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 2:09pm
2014′s first Poetry Pairing features “Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy and the article “The Revolution Will Have Live Music” by Colin Moynihan.
    





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Sleepy teens: Anne Arundel creates task force to study later high school bell times

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:47am

The plight of sleep-deprived teenagers will soon get a closer look in Anne Arundel County, where school officials are creating a task force to study the hours of the school day across grade levels.

The first bells of the high school day ring at 7:17 a.m. in Anne Arundel County, earlier than start times in both Montgomery and Fairfax counties, where officials are in various stages of considering later-starting high school school days.

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Congress Must Advance the Ed. Sciences Reform Act

Education Week - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:04am
With its emphasis on research, the Education Sciences Reform Act, or ESRA, deserves bipartisan support and action in Congress, write Michele McLaughlin and Wes Hoover.
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The Learning Network Blog: What Hobbies Have Been Passed Down in Your Family?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 9:26am
What activities and hobbies are shared among members of your family?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A Dialect Map of the United States

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:30am
What are the most surprising differences in regional pronunciations and words used to describe the same thing?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 2, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:24am
Can you define “spasmodically,” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | exigency

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:01am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Strauss: Words that should be banned in 2014 (selfie, twerk, etc.)

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 1:15am

Here’s the 2014 list of words that Lake Superior State University in Michigan has deemed should be banished from overuse. The school, which has been issuing the list for 39 years, seeks nominations yearround and then puts out a list of 13 winners. The No. 1 word: “selfie.”

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Loan Monitor Is Accused of Ruthless Tactics on Student Debt

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 9:42pm
As the Educational Credit Management Corporation fights borrowers who file for bankruptcy on federal loans, there is growing concern over its collection practices.
    





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A’s for Athletes, but Charges of Fraud at North Carolina

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 2:00pm
Some classes never met and some grades were illicitly changed in a University of North Carolina department that attracted numerous athletes, and a respected professor now faces a criminal charge.
    





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Strauss: The problem with thinking ‘content is king’ in education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 6:00am

Content is important, but it isn’t everything, as Stanford University’s Larry Cuban makes clear in the following post. Cuban was high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice: Change without Reform in American Education.” This post appeared on his blog.

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Guatemalan national with U.S. family can stay in country

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 10:58pm

The U.S. government on Monday dropped deportation proceedings against Jorge Penate, a Guatemalan national who pleaded guilty about two years ago to reckless driving and whose family has been mounting a legal case to keep him in the country.

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U.S. education officials lobbied against Starr for New York City schools post

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 10:01pm

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and at least one other Education Department official urged New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his team not to choose Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr as the city’s next schools chancellor, according to several people knowledgable about the selection process. It was an unusual move by the nation’s top education official and came in the wake of Starr’s vocal criticism of some of the Obama administration’s school reform policies.

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Two D.C. Council members oppose Gray’s pick for state superintendent of education

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 6:24pm

Two D.C. Council members are opposing Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s nominee for state superintendent of education, arguing that Gray’s pick — former city parks director Jesús Aguirre — lacks the experience and management skills needed for the job.

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Square Feet: Where 600 College Students Live Above the Store

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:36pm
College dormitories are booming in Manhattan, often built in partnership with development companies that leave the street-level space for commercial use.
    





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