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New York State Education Commissioner to Leave for Federal Post

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:23pm
John B. King Jr. said he would take the No. 2 job at the United States Education Department.






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Loudoun County charter school principal denied administrator’s license

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:12pm
The principal of Northern Virginia’s first and only charter school remains under scrutiny after state education officials denied her application for an administrator’s license, which she is required to have under state law.Read full article >>






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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: University Ties Drop in Students to Ferguson

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:03pm
The University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze in response to an unexpected enrollment drop that campus officials are linking to the fatal police shooting in nearby Ferguson.
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Education advocates help draft new D.C. mayor’s to-do list

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:52pm
Scores of education advocates crowded into a conference room at Judiciary Square on Wednesday to help Mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser shape her to-do list for improving public education in the District.Career training, adult literacy programs, school modernizations and improved discipline policies were among the priorities that parents, school leaders and community activists shared during the four-hour forum hosted by Bowser’s education transition committee.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Embattled NY education commissioner quitting to become top adviser to Arne Duncan

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:19pm
For months parents and education advocates have been calling for the resignation of New York State Education Commissioner John King. They got their wish. King is leaving his job and moving to Washington, to manage the U.S. Education Department’s operations as a senior adviser to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, according to a spokesman in the state education office.Read full article >>






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Montgomery County launches teacher diversity initiative in schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 7:47pm
Montgomery County’s schools chief announced a new initiative to increase diversity in the teacher workforce, seeking to bring more educators of color into a school system where 76 percent of teachers are white.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Ohio board votes to allow schools to drop nurses, counselors, arts teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 6:11pm
Last month I wrote that Ohio’s state school board was going to vote on whether to allow schools to drop librarians, music and art teachers, nurses, social workers and counselors in schools. Well, the board voted on Tuesday and a big majority agreed to to eliminate a state regulation that requires schools to maintain a minimum number of “specialists.”Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Parents in Europe, Talking to Kids About Sex

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:50pm
When parents in European countries have the birds-and-the-bees talk with children and teenagers, it’s with less judgment and more trust.






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White House promotes public-private plan to pump $1 billion into preschool

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:09pm
The Obama administration today announced a public-private partnership designed to pump $1 billion into public preschool programs around the country.At a White House summit on preschool education Wednesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced his agency is awarding $250 million to 18 states to either create or expand existing preschool programs. The states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. In all, 36 states had applied for the grant money.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Invest in Us,’ and Our Parents, Too

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:00pm
Helping low-income children is more politically appealing than helping their parents. But children rarely succeed unless their families have a chance too.






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Strauss: Obama’s Race to the Top loses all funding in 2015 omnibus spending bill

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:35pm
President Obama and firstlLady Michelle Obama both would see key initiatives whacked if the $1.01 trillion spending bill unveiled by congressional leaders this week passes without changes in these areas: the president’s chief education initiative, Race to the Top, loses all funding, and the first lady’s effort to nutritionally improve school lunches takes a hit with language that allows schools to take their good old time about meeting a mandate on serving whole grain.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Border Politics: Debating Immigration Policy

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:21pm
In this lesson we offer three different teaching ideas to engage students in the debate over immigration policy in the United States.






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S.C. teacher brings students to watch her become U.S. citizen

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Pakistan native Fareeha Qazi recently became a U.S.  -More
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Research finds academic merit in field trips

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
A recent study found lasting benefits of school field trips among students who went to see live theater performances of plays -More

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Groups partner to help Ariz. preschool teachers earn degrees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Public-private partnerships are helping more preschool teachers in Tucson, Ariz., obtain more training and earn degrees in ea -More
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