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Veteran of City School System Is Said to Be Next Chancellor

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 1:01am
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was expected to appoint Carmen Fariña, a veteran educator in New York City who has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent.
    





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Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:55pm
Formally the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, the D.school has made a global impact by encouraging students to find out what is most useful.
    





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New schools might help ease overcrowding in Fairfax County

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 8:10pm

The Fairfax County School Board is proposing $866 million in school construction and renovations, part of an effort by the administration to address a surge in student enrollment that has led to significant crowding problems.

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Deportations of parents can cast the lives of U.S.-citizen kids into turmoil

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 7:47pm

Twelve-year-old Jason Penate spent the holidays hanging close by his father. They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated the front window of their Gainesville, Va., home with candy canes, and Jason tried very hard not to think about whether his father would still be here in the new year.

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Strauss: What school reformers can learn from Pope Francis

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 2:30pm

Veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo has found what he says are school reform and classroom management lessons from Pope Francis. Ferlazzo teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA., has written five books on education, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher, and has his own popular resource-sharing blog.

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Strauss: Jon Stewart’s greatest education hits ’13

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:45pm

From 2013, in no particular order, with a bonus at the end.

Jon Stewart ridicules preschool critics -- 3/7/13

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International Education: Computers Jump to the Head of the Class

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:04pm
The rapid development of artificial intelligence threatens many white-collar jobs, and the value of education, experts say.
    





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International Education: Latin Americans Head to Spain for Business School

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:03pm
Despite Spain’s lagging economy, its business schools are increasingly attracting students who plan to return to Latin America after they graduate.
    





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Members of Jewish Student Group Test Permissible Discussion on Israel

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 1:10pm
Swarthmore’s Hillel rebelled this month, saying it would not abide by its parent group’s guidelines prohibiting collaboration with speakers or groups deemed unsupportive of Israel.
    
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In Textbook Fight, Japan Leaders Seek to Recast History

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 12:59pm
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has begun to pursue a more openly nationalist agenda on an issue that critics fear will push the country further from its postwar pacifism.
    
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Strauss: The test question that’s haunted Gov. Jerry Brown for 50 years

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 10:43am

California Gov. Jerry Brown has been out front for some time as a strong critic of the standardized-testing obsession that has come to dominate the school reform movement. He has even refused to give in to threats by Education Secretary Arne Duncan to withhold some federal Title 1 funds -- intended to help poor children receive an education — if Brown went ahead with plans to suspend most of the state’s standardized-testing program in 2014. The governor’s decision made infinite sense: The tests the state currently uses no longer reflect the new Common Core-aligned curriculum, so he would rather not force kids to take an utterly pointless exam.

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Prominent Scholars, Citing Importance of Academic Freedom, Denounce Israeli Boycott

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 10:55pm
A recent vote by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions has led some leaders to issue condemnations that emphasize the importance of academic freedom.
    





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The Saturday Profile: Holocaust History, as Told by a Survivor

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 9:02pm
Laszlo Schwartz, once mostly silent about his harrowing childhood as a prisoner of the Nazis, now spends much of his time telling his story in German classrooms.
    
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On Religion: Mission Schools Opened World to Africans, but Left an Ambiguous Legacy

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:35pm
The potentially subversive nature of Christianity’s teachings found expression in the education of a generation of rebels against apartheid.
    





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Miss. 4th-graders learn state's history with blues curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
Fourth-graders at Tunica Elementary School in Tunica, Miss., are learning their state's history and other social studies, Eng -More
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N.J. task force to focus on closing the economic achievement gap

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
School board members from 11 urban, rural and suburban districts in New Jersey are joining forces to identify strategies for  -More
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Okla. to allow for more tribal-language instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
Lawmakers in Oklahoma altered a rule this year allowing the state's education department to offer an annual certification to  -More
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