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Calif. Charter Caters to Home-Schooled Students

Education Week - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:34pm
Through an unusual partnership between a school district and an educational-management group, a charter school helps reconnect home-schooling families to local public schools.
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Strauss: Ed Dept. pours $43 million into reform program with questionable results

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 9:59am

The U.S. Education Department is pouring $43 million more in federal funds into a program that is aimed at improving the lowest-performing schools but has had highly questionable results.

The department announced last week that seven states would receive more than $43.4 million through the School Improvement Grants program: Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin (see each state award below).

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Strauss: ‘Five things I did not expect from my Teach For America experience’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 5:00am

Here is part of a post that Julian Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning researcher and associate professor of educational policy and planning at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote on his Cloaking Inquality blog. The piece, entitled “Tell-All From A TFA and KIPP Teacher: Unprepared, Isolation, Shame, and Burnout,” is largely about a former student of Heilig’s who came to him to tell him about her experience in TFA. The student is still teaching at a KIPP school as a TFA corps member so asked not to be identified.

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Veteran of City School System Is Said to Be Next Chancellor

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 1:01am
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was expected to appoint Carmen Fariña, a veteran educator in New York City who has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent.
    





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Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:55pm
Formally the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, the D.school has made a global impact by encouraging students to find out what is most useful.
    





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New schools might help ease overcrowding in Fairfax County

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 8:10pm

The Fairfax County School Board is proposing $866 million in school construction and renovations, part of an effort by the administration to address a surge in student enrollment that has led to significant crowding problems.

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Deportations of parents can cast the lives of U.S.-citizen kids into turmoil

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 7:47pm

Twelve-year-old Jason Penate spent the holidays hanging close by his father. They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated the front window of their Gainesville, Va., home with candy canes, and Jason tried very hard not to think about whether his father would still be here in the new year.

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Strauss: What school reformers can learn from Pope Francis

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 2:30pm

Veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo has found what he says are school reform and classroom management lessons from Pope Francis. Ferlazzo teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA., has written five books on education, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher, and has his own popular resource-sharing blog.

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Strauss: Jon Stewart’s greatest education hits ’13

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:45pm

From 2013, in no particular order, with a bonus at the end.

Jon Stewart ridicules preschool critics -- 3/7/13

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International Education: Computers Jump to the Head of the Class

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:04pm
The rapid development of artificial intelligence threatens many white-collar jobs, and the value of education, experts say.
    





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International Education: Latin Americans Head to Spain for Business School

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:03pm
Despite Spain’s lagging economy, its business schools are increasingly attracting students who plan to return to Latin America after they graduate.
    





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