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Inspections Piloted for Teacher-Prep Programs

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:52pm
The effort, now focused on New Mexico and Texas, seeks to gauge how standards for teacher preparation are playing out in lecture halls and K-12 classrooms.
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Colorado District Found to Violate Campaign Rules

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:51pm
A state judge says the Douglas County school system broke campaign laws when it commissioned a white paper supporting the school board's 'reform agenda.'
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The Yellow School Bus: A Model for Equity

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:50pm
It will take applying a grass-roots theory of educational change to public schools to recapture the spirit of community, equity, and shared responsibility that is symbolized by the yellow school bus, Peter W. Cookson Jr. writes.
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Learning From a Test

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:50pm
Using a miniversion of the Program for International Student Assessment can be a powerful tool in understanding the factors that have an impact on school performance, writes Jack Dale.
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Corrections

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:13pm
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Transition

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:11pm
Matthew Blomstedt was chosen as Nebraska's new education commissioner, effective Jan. 2.
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Area school districts offer different reactions to cold weather

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:57pm

School districts throughout the Washington region reacted differently to the forecasts of frigid temperatures Tuesday, with some opting to open as usual, others deciding to close for the day and some delaying their start by two hours.

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Fairfax foreign language programs lottery open

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:19pm

Fairfax County parents may now register their elementary school-aged children for a lottery to enter specialized foreign language programs. The registration for the world language immersion programs for kindergarten and first-grade students will be open until Feb. 14, at 4:30 p.m. Parents will be notified if their children are accepted by late March for first grade and late May for kindergartners.

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Strauss: A sobering way to start 2014

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:01pm

In the current issue of The American Prospect, Richard Rothstein reviews Patrick Sharkey’s “Stuck in Place,” a 2013 book that helps explain the persistent failure of educational policy to spur the upward mobility of low-income African American youth. Here’s a piece on the findings in the book by Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit organization created to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. This appeared on the EPI website.

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Students' Shifting Marijuana Views Tied to Legalization Push

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:45am
Some experts are blaming campaigns to legalize marijuana for rises in the numbers of teenagers who use the drug or view its regular use as harmless.
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State Lawmakers Face Tough Choices on Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:45am
Implementation of the common standards is likely to be a hot topic for legislators in a number of states as their 2014 sessions get rolling.
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Why the U.S. Results on PISA Matter

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:44am
Don't listen to PISA critics, writes Eric A. Hanushek, who argues that the stagnation of American students' scores on the international assessment is cause for serious concern about schools and the nation's economic future.
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The Learning Network Blog: Should College Football Players Get Paid?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:42am
Should they be regarded as student athletes and amateurs, or as the labor force in a multibillion-dollar commercial enterprise?
    





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NJ Gov to sign immigrant tuition act

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:28am
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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Jan. 7

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:16am
Answer this question about Cambodian history.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | shimmer

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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