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Strauss: Latest high school graduation rates -- state by state

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 2:57pm
New data from the U.S. Education Department shows that 81 percent of high school students graduated in four years in 2012-13, the latest year for which there is data. As my colleague Emma Brown reported here, this represents the highest national graduation rate since 2010, when the federal government required states to calculate graduation rates the same way.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Which U.S. presidents didn’t earn a college degree? (Two of them are on Mount Rushmore)

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 1:58pm
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is apparently considering whether he should mount a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 but, as this story by my Post colleague David Fahrenthold says, there are questions about whether it will matter to voters that he didn’t earn a college degree. Walker attended Marquette University, but he dropped out in his senior year without earning a degree.Read full article >>






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D.C. charter board delays vote on revocation for Community Academy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:54pm
The D.C. Public Charter School Board delayed a vote that was scheduled for Thursday morning about whether to revoke the charter for a network of city schools amid allegations that its founder diverted millions of dollars to a private management company for his own financial gain. Read full article >>






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Strauss: 115 education groups: GOP No Child Left Behind legislation is vastly underfunded

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:27pm
The Republican-dominated House education committee just approved legislation, H.R. 5, that is a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act with funding levels that critics say are inadequate to properly support K-12 public education. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate’s education committee, has released draft legislation that has been hit as well by critics who say the funding levels are below the fiscal 2012 pre-sequestration total and would harm efforts to improve student achievement.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Teaching Students How to Talk Less, and Think More

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:14am
Parents often worry that a teacher calls on some students more than others, or that quieter children are overlooked in the classroom.






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The Learning Network: I Don’t Think So: Writing Effective Counterarguments

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:01am
How do writers analyze subjects and ideas to make a claim using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence? How does incorporating counterarguments in persuasive writing strengthen one’s claims?






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Valentine’s Days of the Past

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:10am
Searching “Valentine’s Day” in Times Machine will turn up all kinds of interesting things: an 1869 article about a “red-hot time” at the Post Office; a piece on a 1932 trend toward insult-valentines; and a report on the math of Valentine’s Day 1937 at Skidmore College.






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Judge Voids Idaho Broadband Contract, Clarifies Ruling

Education Week - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:05am
A district judge said Idaho's troubled broadband contract is void, clarifying a November ruling that sent state officials scrambling to find a solution to preserve the state's public schools broadband program.
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