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Strauss: What does Jeb Bush call public schools? (Hint: not ‘public schools’)

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:18am

Jeb Bush, as much as anybody, is the pioneer of corporate-influenced school reform. When he was governor of Florida from 1999-2007, he introduced many of the changes in education policy that have become common across the country -- including high-stakes standardized testing -- and since then he has been a leading voice in spreading his education gospel around the country.

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Texas Board Ducks Mexican-American Studies Vote

Education Week - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:26am
Bypassing a vote on a controversial proposal for a Mexican-American studies course, the state board of education instead asked publishers to submit textbooks for ethnic studies topics.
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Why Performance Tests for New Teachers Make Sense

Education Week - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:11am
The leaders of AACTE, AASA, NAESP, and NASSP write in support of performance assessments for prospective teachers.
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Many States Left Key NCLB Flexibility on the Table

Education Week - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:09am
Just 18 of the 42 states with No Child Left Behind Act waivers seized the opportunity to use a wider array of measures to track how well schools are doing.
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Free to Be Mean: Does This Student Satire Cross the Line?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:01am
The Koala, a satirical tabloid at San Diego State, may be the most offensive student publication out there. So why is it still on campus?
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The Learning Network: Do You Like to Exercise?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:00am
How do feel while you are exercising? What about afterward?






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Strauss: The problem with evidence-based education policy: the evidence

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:00am

Education policy-makers like to talk about “evidence-based” this and “evidence-based” that -- but there are big questions about just how good the “evidence” actually is -- and whether the people who are making big decisions in the world of education actually look at the research that we do know is solid. Looking at this issue is Larry Cuban, a former high school teacher and superintendent who now teaches at Stanford University. Cuban was a 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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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Student Stabs 20 People at High School Near Pittsburgh

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:30am
What do you think officials should do to prevent violence in schools?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, April 10, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:12am
Can you choose the best antonym for “contrite,” as it is used in the article?






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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | dross

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in nine New York Times articles in the past year.






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Student Stabs 21 People at a High School Outside Pittsburgh

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:43pm
Officials said the suspect, who is in custody, roamed classrooms stabbing and slashing students and staff members at the Murrysville, Pa., school.






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New York City Reducing Role of Tests in Advancing Students to Next Grade

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:20pm
Under the new policy, test scores would still be used in judging which students to hold back, but they would not be the dominant factor.
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Strauss: How ‘colorblind’ education reform policies actually ignore racial inequality

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:06pm

A new critique of what are ostensibly “colorblind” education reform policies reveals that these initiatives are not, in fact, “colorblind,” and have the effect of perpetuating or replicating longtime patterns of race-based inequality. And it makes recommendations for policymakers that include promoting more diverse schools and encouraging inter-district transfers of students to promote diversity.

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Letters sent to all Loudoun teachers warn of possible layoffs

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:15pm

Nearly 6,000 teachers and employees in Loudoun County received letters Wednesday notifying them that their positions could be eliminated.

As the school board tries to reconcile a $38 million gap between its proposed budget and what county supervisors appropriated this month, it is weighing scores of possible cuts, including eliminating many staff positions.

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Strauss: An 8-year-old talks about test prep

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:40pm

Here is an online conversation that a Florida mom had with her 8-year-old daughter about school, standardized testing and test prep.

The mother is Sandy Stenoff, a public school advocate in central Florida who has opposed the standardized test-based education reforms imposed in the state for years. This appeared on the Web site of Opt Out Orlando, run by activists who are urging parents to opt their children out of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT.

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Motherlode Blog: Knives, Not Guns, at a School Near Pittsburgh

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:35pm
Who would minimize a knife attack in which a single young person was able to injure 20 others with the thought “it could have been a lot worse?” Anyone who has come to expect the verb in the headline to be “shoots,” not “stabs.”






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