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Student Stabs 21 People at a High School Outside Pittsburgh

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:43pm
Officials said the suspect, who is in custody, roamed classrooms stabbing and slashing students and staff members at the Murrysville, Pa., school.






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New York City Reducing Role of Tests in Advancing Students to Next Grade

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:20pm
Under the new policy, test scores would still be used in judging which students to hold back, but they would not be the dominant factor.
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Strauss: How ‘colorblind’ education reform policies actually ignore racial inequality

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:06pm

A new critique of what are ostensibly “colorblind” education reform policies reveals that these initiatives are not, in fact, “colorblind,” and have the effect of perpetuating or replicating longtime patterns of race-based inequality. And it makes recommendations for policymakers that include promoting more diverse schools and encouraging inter-district transfers of students to promote diversity.

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Letters sent to all Loudoun teachers warn of possible layoffs

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:15pm

Nearly 6,000 teachers and employees in Loudoun County received letters Wednesday notifying them that their positions could be eliminated.

As the school board tries to reconcile a $38 million gap between its proposed budget and what county supervisors appropriated this month, it is weighing scores of possible cuts, including eliminating many staff positions.

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Strauss: An 8-year-old talks about test prep

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:40pm

Here is an online conversation that a Florida mom had with her 8-year-old daughter about school, standardized testing and test prep.

The mother is Sandy Stenoff, a public school advocate in central Florida who has opposed the standardized test-based education reforms imposed in the state for years. This appeared on the Web site of Opt Out Orlando, run by activists who are urging parents to opt their children out of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT.

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Motherlode Blog: Knives, Not Guns, at a School Near Pittsburgh

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:35pm
Who would minimize a knife attack in which a single young person was able to injure 20 others with the thought “it could have been a lot worse?” Anyone who has come to expect the verb in the headline to be “shoots,” not “stabs.”






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Square Feet: Drexel Works to Build Up Philadelphia

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:23pm
The university has plans for technology, academic and retail space on campus and in the surrounding area, and it is considering development of a rail yard near 30th Street Station.






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The Learning Network Blog: Reader Idea | Using the ‘Who Made That?’ Column to Teach Reading Strategies

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:29pm
A simple, versatile idea for using one of the many products covered in a short, weekly column in The Times Magazine to teach students about how “informational text” works.






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Fairfax budget hearings heat up as schools ask for more funding

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:48pm

Fairfax school board chair Ilryong Moon forcefully urged the county’s supervisors to send additional local tax dollars to classrooms, declaring that the school system is “at a tipping point,” and without sufficient funding risks a decline in quality.

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Strauss: Live online education chat today

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:09pm

I’ll be doing a live education chat on washingtonpost.com at 1 p.m. today, so if you have any questions or comments about anything in education (or even marginally related), tune in here:

http://live.washingtonpost.com/the-answer-sheet-20140409.html#submit-question

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Mich. students launch website on ancient world history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Students in Meridian High School's New Tech Early College program in Michigan teamed up with the Midland Center for the Arts  -More
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Teacher uses March Madness brackets to debate works of literature

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Advanced Placement literature teacher Brian Sztabnik taps into the excitement of March Madness to lead students in an activit -More
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Could "micro-credentialing" improve personalized professional development?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
A "micro-credentialing" system would recognize and encourage teachers to pursue personalized professional development through -More
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N.Y. district films teachers for instructional coaching

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
A New York school district has developed an Instructional Coaching Institute in which teachers are filmed during class and th -More
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