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International Education: Stuck in Visa Debate, U.S. Risks Losing Researchers

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:01pm
As a debate in Congress over whether to extend green-card privileges to foreign students drags on, students are looking at opportunities outside the United States.






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Strauss: Readers react to what teachers told Obama

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 9:42am

There was a lot of reaction to a post I published a few days ago about what happened when four teachers from high-poverty schools sat down with President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for lunch at the White House to talk about education, teaching and school reform. Here are some of the reactions from readers.

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How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 5:46am
A freshman said she was sexually assaulted at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The school’s handling of the investigation left her wishing she had remained silent.






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Prototype: Shaping a School System, From the Ground Up

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:53pm
In starting a new educational network in Peru, a businessman turned to Ideo, a design company, to help devise everything from classrooms to business models.






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College Students Claim Voter ID Laws Discriminate Based on Age

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:40pm
College students have joined a legal challenge in North Carolina, claiming that the state’s requirements discriminate based on age.






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Sleepy campaign for D.C. Board of Education goes national

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 5:54pm

When Tierra Jolly thumbed through her mail on Monday, she was surprised to see campaign literature touting her bid for a seat on the D.C. State Board of Education.

Jolly, a teacher at a private parochial high school in Maryland, didn’t recognize the mailings, which featured her photograph and images of her students. And she said she’d never heard of Education Reform Now, the group that paid for the glossy literature.

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Montgomery algebra failures mean some students have to bail on summer plans

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:47pm

The day of her son’s eighth-grade promotion ceremony in Montgomery County, Susan Townsend got word that the teen had failed his Algebra 1 final exam. She says she was surprised, since he is a good test-taker and had a B average over his first three marking periods.

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How some colleges that ban premarital sex teach prevention of sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:34pm

Faced with rising furor over campus sex assaults, colleges across the country are spreading the word to students that it’s wrong to have sex with anyone who for whatever reason — drugs, alcohol, exhaustion — has lost the mental capacity to consent.

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Fair Game: Flunking Out, at a Price

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 2:40pm
In Corinthian Colleges’ downfall, taxpayers and borrowers will again pay for regulatory lapses.
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Strauss: How Microsoft will make money from Common Core (despite what Bill Gates said)

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 4:02am

Microsoft founder Bill Gates got somewhat indignant when my Post colleague Lyndsey Layton asked him in an interview this past spring about concerns  of some opponents of the Common Core State Standards  that his important support for the initiative has been driven by business interests. The interview was part of the extensive reporting Layton did over two months to write an important story about Gates’s vital involvement in the Core initiative, which you can read here. (You can see the full interview here and an excerpted video here. )Here is how part of the interview went:

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