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National Board May Pull Plug on Principal Certification

Education Week - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:02am
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is set to vote next week on whether to pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar effort to develop an advanced national credential for principals.
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The Learning Network Blog: Does It Matter Where You Go to College?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
How involved are you in the college process now? What messages have you gotten from parents, teachers and others about the importance of getting into the right school? What kind of college do you think will be the best fit? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Does It Matter Where You Go to College?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
How involved are you in the college process now? What messages have you gotten from parents, teachers and others about the importance of getting into the right school? What kind of college do you think will be the best fit? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama Claims Victory in Push for Insurance

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:28am
How many Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama Claims Victory in Push for Insurance

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:28am
How many Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, April 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:14am
Can you choose the best meaning for “ignominy” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, April 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:14am
Can you choose the best meaning for “ignominy” as it is used in the article?
    





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Strauss: Web site of anti-testing group is hacked

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:00am

Why would anyone do this?

The Web site of United Opt Out National, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to eliminating the use of high-stakes standardized tests, has been hacked.

The site posted this message:

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | swindler

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 142 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | swindler

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 142 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Facing the Skepticism in Adoption, in Qatar and in the U.S.

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:54pm
In Qatar, skepticism of adoption is such that, after an adopted girl died, her parents were accused of being intent on selling her organs. In the United States, doubts are less grisly but still apparent.
    





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Northwestern University’s football union comes to D.C. to meet with lawmakers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:17pm

Supporters of establishing a football players union at Northwestern University came to Washington Wednesday to meet with members of Congress, explaining their effort to ultimately win more rights for the student athletes.

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Northwestern University’s football union comes to D.C. to meet with lawmakers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:17pm

Supporters of establishing a football players union at Northwestern University came to Washington Wednesday to meet with members of Congress, explaining their effort to ultimately win more rights for the student athletes.

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Cuomo Drops Plan to Use State Money to Pay for College Classes for Inmates

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:06pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he would no longer seek public money for prison classes because of opposition from lawmakers.
    





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Strauss: Is testing taking over our schools? An entire faculty answers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:15pm

Here is an unusual post about resistance to high-stakes standardized testing in one school, co-written by the entire faculty of P.S. 167 The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School: John Atorino, Jen Avellino, Robin Baumgarten, Tarin Baxter, Sarah Bever, Randi Bivona, Yazmin Brigido, Matthew Brownstein, Dan Cassagne, Lesley Crawford, Christine DiLapi, Emily Edwards, Alyson Emmett, Amelia Eshleman, Ari Feldman, Eric Fergen, Mica Fidler, Shayna Garrison, Melissa Glantz, Hannah Goodman Brenman, Ilana Gutman, Paco Hanlon, Ambar Hernandez, Adam King, Court King, Rebecca Kleinbart, Allison Maxfield, Kara Melley, Hillary Mills, Sybille Moss, Adreina Nu ez, Evan O’Connell, Seyi Okuneye, Leslie Pinto, Erick Roa, Elyse Rosenberg, Hilary Rosenfield, Matthew Satriano, Kimberly Scher, Abigail Sewall, Laura Shectman, Eric Shieh, Joshua Stein, Michael Stern, Sara Ston, Thea Taylor, Kimron Thomas, Ali Wexler, Brooke Winter-DiGirolamo, Claire Wolff and Jenna-Lyn Zaino. This appeared on the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, non-partisan education-news outlet affiliated with the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media.

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Strauss: Is testing taking over our schools? An entire faculty answers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:15pm

Here is an unusual post about resistance to high-stakes standardized testing in one school, co-written by the entire faculty of P.S. 167 The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School: John Atorino, Jen Avellino, Robin Baumgarten, Tarin Baxter, Sarah Bever, Randi Bivona, Yazmin Brigido, Matthew Brownstein, Dan Cassagne, Lesley Crawford, Christine DiLapi, Emily Edwards, Alyson Emmett, Amelia Eshleman, Ari Feldman, Eric Fergen, Mica Fidler, Shayna Garrison, Melissa Glantz, Hannah Goodman Brenman, Ilana Gutman, Paco Hanlon, Ambar Hernandez, Adam King, Court King, Rebecca Kleinbart, Allison Maxfield, Kara Melley, Hillary Mills, Sybille Moss, Adreina Nu ez, Evan O’Connell, Seyi Okuneye, Leslie Pinto, Erick Roa, Elyse Rosenberg, Hilary Rosenfield, Matthew Satriano, Kimberly Scher, Abigail Sewall, Laura Shectman, Eric Shieh, Joshua Stein, Michael Stern, Sara Ston, Thea Taylor, Kimron Thomas, Ali Wexler, Brooke Winter-DiGirolamo, Claire Wolff and Jenna-Lyn Zaino. This appeared on the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, non-partisan education-news outlet affiliated with the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media.

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Loudoun County chooses Eric Williams as new schools superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:01pm

Eric Williams, a veteran educator who has served in schools in New England, the Florida Gulf Coast and Sao Paolo, Brazil, will become the next superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools this summer.

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Loudoun County chooses Eric Williams as new schools superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:01pm

Eric Williams, a veteran educator who has served in schools in New England, the Florida Gulf Coast and Sao Paolo, Brazil, will become the next superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools this summer.

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Strauss: Reader’s response: ‘We’re constantly having to remind the public about our humanity’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:51pm

There has been a strong reaction from some to Tuesday’s post originally titled “So did he apply to Stanford?” Some people liked it. Others thought I was making light of the achievements of two teens of color who were accepted into the Ivy League. I wasn’t. My intention was to draw attention to the obsessive focus by parents on the media on the elite colleges and to the way the schools publicize their high rejection rate. If the reason I wrote the post was unclear, I am sorry. The original post is now titled: “Can we stop obsessing on the Ivy League?”

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