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Prince George’s begins program to support new teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:18am

Prince George’s County is launching a program that pairs experienced teachers with novice ones for professional development and allows teachers to have a voice in evaluating the progress of their peers.

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International Education: A Bigger World of International Law

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:01am
As courts and nongovernmental organizations look for wider geographical representation, smaller and newer law schools in Asia and Australia are moving to catch up.






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Strauss: Pearson’s wrong answer — and why it matters in the high-stakes testing era

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00am

Sarah Blaine is a mother, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her own parentingthecore blog.  Early this year, I published a post of hers under the headline, “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong,” that was extremely popular with readers. Here’s a new post by Blaine from her blog about what happened when her fourth-grade child came home with some school work — and why it affects far more than her family.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:54am
Why is Vladimir de Jesus’ story an “iconic community college story”?






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Strauss: Columbus Day: ‘How is this still a thing?’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:17am

John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” show on HBO did a segment on Columbus Day that asked this seemingly reasonable question about the federal U.S. holiday: “How is this still a thing?”

How indeed?

The first Columbus Day celebration recorded in the United States was held in New York in 1792. On Oct. 12 — the day in 1492 that Columbus and his ships made landfall not in Asia, as the explorer believed, but on an island in the Caribbean Sea. In 1892, according to History.com, President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation encouraging Americans to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage with patriotic festivities.” In 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Congress, bowing to lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, an influential Catholic group that wanted a Catholic hero to be honored, proclaimed Oct. 12 to be Columbus Day, a national holiday. In 1971, the holiday date was changed to the second Monday in October

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